Food Technician - (Fixed Term Contract - till 31 July 2018) - Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Leighton Buzzard
16 May 2018
14 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Interested in Catering with a twist...? Looking for a short term job?

Come and work for the award-winning national charity MacIntyre, which provides support for over 1500 children, young people and adults across England and Wales.

MacIntyre School is a vibrant residential school for children with autism and severe learning disabilities, situated in the pretty village of Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard. There are currently around 40 pupils.

We are currently recruiting for a Food Technician to come and work in the kitchen at the school. This position is a Fixed Term Contact (FTC) until the 31 July 2018 (End of School Term). 22.5 hours per week 9.30am -2pm Monday to Friday term time only.

About the Role

You'll be working as a Food Technician in the school kitchen preparing the meals for 10 of the pupils who eat lunch on site. You will also be providing hospitality catering when there is an event at the school; managing the stocks and equipment ensuring it is all kept in order.

You will make sure the kitchen is kept clean and orderly, and can be used by students as required, when you'll be supporting them in their activities. You will also comply with relevant UK legislation regarding food preparation, as well as MacIntyre policy and procedures. You will work with other members of the staff team, attending meetings when needed and contribute to the overall aims and targets of MacIntyre school.

The school promotes a person-centred curriculum that promotes progression and independence, and a planned approach to transition, MacIntyre School is committed to a learning experience that fully prepares each child and young person for the adventures and challenges of adult life.

Every student is provided with an individual programme of learning which is focused on practical activities and is designed to make the most of their potential. Some of this learning takes place in small groups in the classroom while other activities take place in the community. On site we offer excellent facilities for our students and a dedicated team of education, social, health and therapy professionals.

Our students can present with behaviour that is challenging, and in some circumstances you may be required to provide personal care. Full training is given in these areas.

For a full job description please download the attachments to this advertisement from our website.

About you

You will have some experience of the Catering industry and any work you have done within an educational establishment or with people who have learning disabilities would be a major advantage. You will also need the relevant certificates which can be presented for inspection at interview.

It would be helpful if you hold a full UK manual driving licence and your own transport due to the school's rural location.

Pay and Rewards

MacIntyre offers a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications. We also offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days including statutory public holidays, rising with service
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance scheme to support your health and wellbeing
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme

The closing date for this position is: Friday 18 May 2018

Interview Date : Thursday 24 May 2018

Safer Recruitment

MacIntyre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, together with all other relevant recruitment and right to work checks. Where relevant, candidates from outside the EU will need to produce a biometric residency permit. Additionally, any successful candidate who has spent six months or more outside the UK (as an adult) within the last five years will need to obtain an overseas police check.

Contact 01908 357016 or . Registered Charity No. 250840

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