Assistant Chef

Rushden Primary Academy

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 per annum (£8,879 - £9,057 pro rata)

We are looking for an Assistant Chef to join the catering team at Rushden Primary Academy.

The role:

We are looking for an Assistant Chef to join the catering team. In this role you will be required to support the Chef to deliver a first class food service at the Academy.

You must have:

  • a knowledge of health and safety legislation in a kitchen
  • Have knowledge of HACCP and due diligence procedures.
  • a first class understanding of food hygiene regulations
  • a sound knowledge of catering practice
  • the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • great organisational skills

It is preferable that you have a background of working in schools although this is not essential. If you are innovative, hardworking, with a passion for catering and a will to consistently deliver a superior service we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will have a Level 2 Food Safety Certificate alongside experience preparing and serving food.     Holding a NVQ Level 1 or 2 in Catering and Hospitality, experience working within education and a knowledge of the government nutritional guidelines and an understanding of food allergies would all be advantageous.

The working pattern for this role is 9.30am to 2pm, Monday to Friday, term time only (39 weeks)

About us

The Rushden Primary Academy, part of the Greenwood Academies Trust, opened in September 2015 and will grow year on year until it reaches full capacity in September 2021.  The Academy boasts a state-of-the-art building with a dedicated team, led by the Principal Liza Davies, who aims to provide a vibrant, purposeful environment for children to learn. They are passionate about helping all children to succeed, supporting their development to become sociable members of the community.

In return

Working for GAT, means you can be assured that you will be contributing to our mission to enable every child to achieve their best.  All our academies work collaboratively to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning.  As a GAT employee you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance your professional growth. 

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this position.