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After School Care Cook

Griffin House Preparatory School

We are looking to appoint a reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated Cook to work in our busy after school club.


Main role and responsibilities:

In summary your main role as the Cook is to provide a nutritious, cooked meal for the children.


Hours: Monday Friday, 3.30pm-6.30pm during term time

Main duties:

ØPrepare a hot meal for the required number of children staying to the after school club.

ØBe aware of and cater for all the Dietary requirements of the children, including those with diagnosed allergies.

ØServe the meal, and help to supervise the children whilst eating their meal.

ØClean and tidy away after the meal and ensure the kitchen area is left clean and tidy.

On occasion, it will be necessary for you to work together with the after school Supervisor to support children’s participation in day to day learning activities. This will include -

ØCommunicate sensitively with parents/ carers and children at all times.

ØSupervise small groups of children during play.

ØEnsure the environment is kept tidy and organised.

ØEnsure that the department and the outdoor area are safe at all times and the Health and Safety Policy is implemented.

ØEnsure that all accidents and incidents are recorded and be aware of the First Aid procedure used in the school.

ØFollow policy on discipline which enables staff to be consistent in their handling of children, promoting ‘good’ behaviour rather than punishing ‘bad’.

ØBe aware there is a named person who has the responsibility for issues concerning behaviour.

ØBe aware of fire procedures and fire extinguishers.

ØBe aware of, attend training on and implement Safeguarding procedures. 

ØBe aware of named person who has responsibility for issues concerning Safeguarding Children.

ØWork as part of a team, be flexible and prepared to use own initiative.

ØPlay a vital role in the life of the school including INSET and other recommended training.


Essential qualities required: flexibility and adaptability, organisational and communication skills - to build positive relationships with pupils, parents and colleagues - self-motivation, professional knowledge and expertise, discretion, sense of humour. Experience of working in a catering environment is desirable.


This post will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check as our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children in our care.

Training and support will be an ongoing aspect of the role.

How to apply

Full details and an application form are available from the school by telephoning 01844 346154 or by email secretary@griffinhouseschool.co.uk Applications can also be obtained from the school website www.griffinhouseschool.co.uk

Closing Date:
1st February 2019

Griffin House Preparatory School

Griffin House Preparatory School
Little Kimble, near Princes Risborough
HP17 0XP
T: 01844 346154
E: secretary@griffinhouseschool.co.uk
W: http://www.griffinhouseschool.co.uk/


Hannah McKay
Griffin House Preparatory School
Little Kimble
HP17 0XP
T: 01844 346154
E: secretary@griffinhouseschool.co.uk
W: http://www.griffinhouseschool.co.uk/

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