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Priory Education and Children's Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.
With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Rugeley School is seeking an experienced Head Cook. Rugeley School is an independent residential school for children with Autism from the age of 5-19 years. Our school, which opened in May 2000, stands at the forefront in the education of children with Autism.
Duties will include:
- Manage the provision of the Catering Service for Rugeley School and its associated residencies.
- Be actively involved in the preparation and cooking.
- Ensure operational standards comply with the Company's ASC.
- To manage the food budget, stock ordering and stock rotation.
- Research and create new menus ensuring healthy eating guidelines and special dietary requirements are met.
Experience of working in a busy catering environment is essential.
Working patterns are Monday - Friday.
Variations of working hours could be 8am - 4pm or 10am - 6pm.
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 5 years.
Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.
If you are applying to work within our Children's Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.