School Cook closing date 9.10.20 noon

Closing Date: October 9, 2020 12:00 pm

Due to retirement, Oak View Academy is looking to appoint a dynamic, engaging and organised
School Cook from November 2020. This position is a full time permanent position. It is important
that the right person is available for handover with our longstanding School Cook during the last
week of the Autumn half term: 19 th – 23rd October.

Why work for Oak View Academy
Our school has improved immeasurably over the last 6 years and we are incredibly proud of the
progress made. In March 2017 we were graded as being a ‘good’ school through Ofsted. We have
lower than average class sizes and our focus is on the wellbeing of the children we support, as well
as their education. We encompass a holistic approach to the curriculum and offer our students
opportunities many other schools can’t. Examples of this are the residential visits, free-swimming
lessons and a free breakfast club. Our curriculum is more than just learning!

We are a warm and welcoming team. We have a well-established Senior Leadership Team who are
understanding and caring, not only about our children but our staff. Our staff are given an additional
day’s holiday for birthdays which can be taken during term time. A good work life balance is
fundamental to our staff’s well being and as a result our success.

We take great pride in our school environment and recognise the impact that this has on our staff
and children’s wellbeing. We are continually looking for ways to further improve and enhance our
school site within the financial constraints of the school budget.

As part of the North West Academies Trust we can offer fantastic opportunities for CPD and career
development. Only recently our Deputy Head was appointed as Head of School at another school
and we are always looking to promote from within when possible.

What we are looking for
We are looking to appoint a School Cook who is comfortable with not only preparing the meals every
day but also a willingness to get fully involved in the life of the school.

Due to the demographic of the school, some of our children show challenging behaviour from time
to time. As such, someone with an understanding nature who cares about the needs of the children
is essential. As a forward-thinking school, we also have a culture of continuous improvement. As a
member of our team, any ideas you have will be welcomed as we believe our staff are the most
important element in us offering the best education for our children.

This is a fantastic time to join Oak View Academy. If you have any questions, please contact

To join us and be successful, you will need to:

● Hold relevant qualifications and experience.
● Be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, Overseas police check (if applicable) and
professional reference checks.
● Have the legal right to work in the UK.
● Be trustworthy and an upstanding member of the local community.
● Care about food and how it impacts on a healthy lifestyle.