Location: Doucecroft School, Kitchen

Salary: £9.10 per hour

Hours: Part time - 20 hours per week; Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm.

Job ref: D233

Autism Anglia’s Doucecroft School provides education and care for children and young people with autistic spectrum condition.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity who provide to their staff ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

You will assist the Head Cook with the preparation and cooking of well-balanced healthy meals whilst ensuring the students dietary needs are met. You will be working as a team to maintain a high standard of hygiene and the smooth running of the main kitchen and dining areas including ordering and distribution of stock, deputising for the Head Cook when needed.

Your main duties will include:

  • Assisting with food preparation, cooking, serving of meals, cleaning up and supporting the team and Head Cook.
  • To help maintain a clean, tidy and safe working environment, demonstrating consistently high standards of hygiene which includes cleaning the kitchen and dining area after two sittings of lunch have been served.
  • Following the Health and Safety and Environmental Health regulations and recommendations


  • Food hygiene certificate - desirable
  • Experience of food preparation, kitchen, cleaning and domestic duties - essential
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and Environmental Health - essential

It is desirable that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working, or reasonable adjustments to support them.

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected]

Please click here for the Job Description and Application Form

Internal applicants please Apply Here 

If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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