Chef - Yeo Valley Primary School (Cornerstone Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £18,900 - £22,300

Location: Based at Yeo Valley Primary School, Barnstaple

This is an exciting time to join us at Cornerstone Academy Trust with its schools based on the edge of Exeter in East Devon and in the coastal town of Barnstaple in North Devon. We are wishing to recruit a Chef to join the existing team of Chefs and the wider catering team who work across the schools. 

We are looking to recruit an experienced and qualified Chef to manage the in-house dining service at Yeo Valley. Our well-renowned dining service also provides meals for Broadclyst, Monkerton, Westclyst and Clyst St Mary Primary Schools’ pupils. You will be supporting the Head Chef and catering team to provide high-quality meals which currently caters for about 100 pupils and staff daily. We are keen to grow this number.

The successful candidate will need to be experienced and capable in catering for large numbers within tight budgets and so will need to flexible, reliable and creative. We would like to employ someone who enjoys good food and will embrace the school’s aim to deliver a ‘family dining’ experience, with nice, home cooked, seasonal food served to the table. Ideally, we wish to employ someone who can also demonstrate skills in baking cakes and treats for the coffee shop service.

This is a permanent position with a 9-month probationary period. The post is Monday to Friday, for 40 hours per week for 40 weeks a year (term time plus 2 weeks; enabling the Chef to partake in some staff training and to prepare for the upcoming half terms). The day begins at 8.00am and finishes at 4.30pm. There is a 30-minute break during the day. The actual salary will be between £18,900 and £22,300, which recognises working for only 40 weeks a year.

For more information about our dining service, please take a look at www.tcat.education/school-services/dining/dining-club 

Visits to the school, dependent on any lockdown guidelines, are welcome by prior arrangement.

Our employees have access to the Local Government pension scheme, a health scheme, a cycle to work scheme and subsidised meals. Successful candidates will be provided with state-of-the-art IT equipment to help them fulfil their duties and we support all staff with an investment in their professional development through training and a good performance management process, where a bonus is payable to those who achieve highly. The successful candidate will be working in a brand-new kitchen with high quality equipment.

Cornerstone Academy Trust is responsible for Broadclyst, Monkerton, Westclyst and Yeo Valley Primary Schools.
For further information about our schools, please visit our website Cornerstone Academy Trust (tcat.education)

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all our posts. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We look forward to receiving your application and hopefully meeting you as part of the recruitment process.

For more information about this job role, please contact Graham Newbery, Trust Business Manager on 01392 304170 or graham.newbery@tcat.education 

A job description and an application form can be obtained at https://tcat.education/join-us/vacancies 

If you feel that you are the person that we are looking for we would welcome your application. Please email your completed application to vacancy@tcat.education

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationNorth DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference

    JS03436


  • Occupational GroupManual (Caretaking/Cleaning/Driving/Catering/


  • Salary Details

    £18,900 - £22,300


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    40 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

  • Closing Date

    29/08/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes