Cook

Actual starting salary: £17122.00, term time (38 weeks) plus 10 days.
Annual full-time equivalent salary £19330.00 per annum.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week: Monday to Friday: 7am–3pm;
lunch break: 30 minutes (unpaid). September 2020, fixed term to 21 July 2021.
Closing date: Monday 21 September 2020


Primary Location: Upton Court Grammar School, although on occasions, you may be required to work in any school within the Trust.

We are seeking to appoint a Cook to assist and support the Head Chef in the provision of an efficient and effective catering service for schools within Pioneer Educational Trust, based in Slough. 

Your main aim will be the preparation, cooking and service of healthy and high quality meals to meet the specifications as defined by the Trust. This will also include meeting meal requirement for staff, students and any special or emergency function catering. Experience of working in school or hospital catering (eg. Mass production of meals) is desirable. The successful applicant must have a valid Food Safety Health & Hygiene Level 2 Certificate.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in menu and recipe development;
  • Assisting with the supervision and training of on-site catering staff;
  • Assisting in stock take procedures as require
  • Presentation and serving of meals and dining room arrangements.
  • Cleaning of the catering, serving and eating areas when required.
  • Carrying out special catering function work as required.

Pioneer Educational Trust is looking for inspiring, optimistic and pioneering people to join our committed Educational Support & Administrative Teams. Currently, the Trust Schools are Upton Court Grammar School in Slough, Trevelyan Middle School in Windsor and Foxborough Primary School in Langley. 

Our ethos is to ‘recruit for attitude, train for skill’! Pioneer Educational Trust seeks to invest intelligently, inspire collaboration, drive equality and pioneer so that all learners in our family of schools have equal access to an outstanding education. Our mission is grounded on four core values which our schools embrace: 

  • we pioneer: by preparing the way for others to follow, we transcend barriers through aspiration, merit and risk. Pioneer engenders determination, commitment and responsibility to better society through education and learning, never accepting mediocrity 
  • we inspire collaboration: we believe in working in partnership. In a culture of high trust and intelligent risk-taking, collaboration exists at all levels and between all stakeholders 
  • we invest intelligently: by providing high-quality professional development for all staff and a positive and enriching work environment. We provide high support and challenge that enables all colleagues to flourish 
  • we drive equality: providing equal access to an outstanding education is central to the aims of the Trust. The Trust champions the vulnerable and disadvantaged, breaking down barriers to learning.

In return, we can offer you: 

  • well-resourced facilities and the necessary IT equipment 
  • fantastic communities of staff and students
  • benefits which include an employee assistance programme, access to a free, annual seasonal flu vaccination, an extensive range of retail discounts, training and development opportunities
  • Additional time to facilitate professional development and collaborative working

Further information regarding both positions can be found on the school website: http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/vacancies.

CVs on their own will not be accepted.

Applications should be sent to Mrs B Lynn, Recruitment Manager: recruitment@pioneereducationaltrust.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 21 September 2020

Pioneer Educational Trust reserves the right to interview for all positions as suitable applications are received.


Pioneer Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory references, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), and evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Pioneer Educational Trust

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Pioneer Educational Trust
c/o Foxborough Primary School
Common Road
Langley
Berkshire
SL3 8TX

Pioneer Educational Trust schools are
Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Upton, Slough SL3 7PR
www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk;
Trevelyan Middle School, Wood Close, Windsor SL4 3LL
• www.trevelyan.org.uk;
Foxborough Primary School, Common Road, Langley, Slough SL3 8TX
www.foxboroughprimary.co.uk 

Recruitment Manager: Mrs Bhamini Lynn

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