Position : Nursery Chef
Salary Banding : Circa £2,000 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Hours : Full time / Permanent / Mon-Fri / 40 hours
Location : Tunbridge Wells, Kent
We are currently recruiting for an experienced Nursery Chef to join our Southborough Springfield Road Day Nursery and Preschool, situated in Tunbridge Wells.
As a Nursery Chef working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.
Purpose of Role :
To prepare, cook and present age appropriate food to high standards in a clean, tidy, safe and pleasant environment. Work in partnership with the nursery team and parents at all times to support the nurseries care and education provision.
Keep accurate records of supplies and order replacements as needed within the nursery budget requirements.
This role requires working in collaboration with others and taking responsibility for working in line with regulatory requirements and BH policies and procedures.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities :
Keep the kitchen a clean and safe environment adhering to internal and external requirementsEncourage and model behaviour which is appropriate in a child environment being professional at all times To make sure you meet the legal and company requirements for fire, safety, health & hygiene at all items and necessary paperwork is completedTo prepare and cook enough age appropriate food for all the children on a daily basis with minimum wastageTake responsibility to make sure all dietary requirements are catered for and clearly communicated to the teamsTo respond appropriately to issues requiring confidentiality : for example being aware of personal information regarding childrenSupport, promote and implement policies and proceduresFulfil their roles, responsibilities and legislation duty in relation to safeguarding children by ensure that they have read understood and implement the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.
Ensure that they have completed Child Protection training every two years as set out in the Child Protection Policy and that this training impacts on their ability to safeguard the children in their careWork in co-operation and partnership with the Nursery team and parents to encourage a healthy and nutritious dietEnsure that budgetary requirements are metHaving an active role in leading the cookery club sessions with children.
Use nominated suppliers and ensure all deliveries are accurate and paperwork is kept up to dateSupport with other activities with the nursery e.
g. BBQ’s, Fetes, Staff meetings, children’s cookery clubsTo take reasonable care of yourself and others and to comply with company Health and Safety guidelinesSupport the manager and work as a team to ensure a good or better inspection outcomeUnderstand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you playDemonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things doneEnsure stocks are managed and stock levels are recorded in line with company expectations.
Essential Experience :
Experience in any role which involves cooking in domestic or commercial propertyFood Safety CIEH L2 or above or equivalent - this must be passed on day 1 in postSound Knowledge of COSHHAble to demonstrate a sound knowledge of managing different dietary requirement around food allergies.
Experience Desirable :
Experience in any role that involved cooking for young childrenUnderstanding of EHO process
Food Safety CIEH L2 or above or equivalent - this must be passed on day 1 in post
Personal attributes :
Ability to work under pressureAbility to communicate with both adults, children and parents Ability to communicate clearly using a variety of techniques.
Ability to encourage team effort
We look forward to receiving your application!
If you experience any problems, please email europe.recruitment brighthorizons.com and we will be happy to help.
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.
Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings).
This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are spent’ under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
Any such protected’ conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found in the DBS filtering collection, available here : https : / / www.
gov.uk / government / collections / dbs-filtering-guidance. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this role but any failure to disclose any such information will result in dismissal or disciplinary action.