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Cook Supervisor - Solent Junior School, Portsmouth - HC3S 253849 (E)

Job Details:


Hourly Rate:  £9.62 - £9.78 per hour


Work Location:  Solent Junior School, Portsmouth


Hours per week: 27.50


Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only


Closing Date: 25th October 2021

The Role:


Could you supervise a busy kitchen team to provide fresh and nutritious meals to primary school pupils and staff?


“To be able to provide healthy, tasty food to children is very rewarding.” – Kim


As a Cook Supervisor in a busy primary school kitchen, you’ll lead a team of Catering Assistants to prepare, cook and serve lunch to pupils. You’ll also carry out other kitchen tasks, including cleaning, and setting up and clearing the school dining hall.


In this varied role you will:


Lead the food preparation and cooking, following portion control guidelines and special dietary requirements


Ensure eating areas are set up and cleared away, and that daily / weekly cleaning rotas are carried out effectively


Ensure the kitchen has sufficient stock of foods, cleaning materials and disposables


Manage the kitchen administration, including calculating meal costs, completing employment and health and safety paperwork, and monitoring the unit’s performance


Welcome customer feedback, and work with your team and the District Manager to maintain high standards


Assist the District Manager with the induction and development of staff


Handle cash on occasions, following our strict guidelines


Ensure all health and safety, food safety and hygiene procedures are followed

You will be required to undertake mandatory training on commencement and every 3 years thereafter in Food Safety, Allergen Awareness and Health and Safety Manual Handling. 


You’ll need to be hands-on, enthusiastic and well organised. Most of all you’ll enjoy leading a team to provide exceptional service. It’s a rewarding job, and we’ll give you all the training and ongoing professional development you need to succeed. We also offer a local government pension scheme, competitive salary, flexible working, family friendly policies and more.


Experience of working in a similar catering environment is essential. Serving lunch on time is crucial, so you must be comfortable working at a fast pace. You’ll be physically able to lift all the equipment, and at ease with a hot, busy and at times noisy environment.


As part of our pre-employment checks, you’ll be asked to complete a confidential medical questionnaire. It is screened by our Occupational Health Department, who will ensure that you are medically fit for this role. The post is also subject to a criminal records check, called an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


If you’d like to talk to us about the job before you apply, please call the manager below and they will be pleased to help you.   


HC3S is Hampshire County Council’s in house catering service. To find out more about HC3S and what we can offer you, visit Work with us | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)


Additional Information:


The following section provides an outline of the working conditions that may be encountered in this role.


Chairs are stored in stacks of 8 and moved to dining room/storage area.

Tables are moved to dining room and erected where appropriate.

Frequent bending and lifting

Washing up. Industrial height low sinks, slip hazards.

Exposure to noise levels during cooking/service (e.g. Mechanical extraction). 

Exposure to heat through ovens/deep fat fryers/hot cupboards.

Exposure to chemicals with irritant classification.

Exposure to food products which may be irritants (tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, fruits, lettuce)

Use of knives

Lone working early morning (for unit supervisor / manager posts).

Work can be at a fast pace

Temperature variants – kitchens can be hot in summer and cold in winter


As part of the pre-employment checks that are undertaken for this role, you will be asked to complete a Post Offer Medical Questionnaire. The questionnaire is confidential, and is screened by our Occupational Health Department, who will ensure that you are medically fit for this role before being formally offered the position.


Vetting Requirements:


This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:


Abbie Woodford, District Manager, on 07808879853


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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