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CofE Primary School Securing Achievement for a Successful Future

Head Chef & Food Educator Start September 2021

A rare and fantastic opportunity: St Andrew & St Francis CE Primary School is recruiting!


Head Chef & Food Educator

St Andrew and St Francis CE Primary


FULL TIME £34,888 inclusive of London Weighting, HOURS PER WEEK 35 (7.30am to 2.30pm), WEEKS A YEAR 45 (39 term time + 6 weeks holiday) Salary Scale PO 1 Point 29 - Actual pay based on hours / term time - £29,272.00


The Role:

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational Head Chef & Food Educator with a passion for quality produce and nutritional development to run our school kitchen.  You will have the opportunity to transform our school lunch provision to provide fresh, tasty, exciting and nutritious food for our children, staff and the local community. 


You will be responsible for training and upskilling a small team of Kitchen staff and developing a food led curriculum to be delivered to our children.  We understand that good food can have a huge impact on a child’s development, learning and their future health – we need you to educate the children so they learn where their food comes from and how to make healthy choices! 


You will have a unique opportunity to shape and deliver an entirely new vision for school food at St Andrew and St Francis CE Primary. The right individual will have an exciting opportunity to allow their creativity to transform the meal delivery and food education of the school.


Who are we:

Our vision is:

‘To be a community where everyone is valued as a unique individual created in the image of God and given equal opportunities to flourish. We foster a rich, nurturing environment that enables us all to fulfil a successful future; positively impacting our global community we serve.

Through our love of learning and promotion of oracy, we instil, in all our children, our S.A.S.F life skills, which are deeply rooted within our Christian values.

Therefore we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.’


We could summarise our vision with a phrase such as:

Securing Achievement for a Successful Future”


We aim to provide the foundation on which children can grow, enabling them to move on to the next stage of their lives, confident in the words of St. Paul:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”              (Philippians 4:13)



Closing Date: Monday 16th August 2021

If you wish to discuss the post with someone, please email :

Application forms are available to download from our website:

The deadline for applications is 12noon 16th August 2021. Interviews will take place on August, Only short listed candidates will be contacted and references will be taken up prior to interview.

St Andrew and St Francis CE Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We implement all elements of the safer recruitment process and all posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

St Andrew and St Francis CE Primary is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation

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