Job details

Job Salary
Grade 3 and Scale point range 5 - 6 pro rata   £23,500 – £23,893
Whiteways Primary School
Job Reference
Hours per week
27.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year
Contract Type
Closing date

Hours/weeks: 27.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year  
Salary: Grade 3 and Scale point range 5 - 6 pro rata     £23,500 – 23,893
Actual Salary: Grade 3 and Scale point range 5 – 6       £15,023 - £15,275

Cascade Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an organised, hardworking and flexible Assistant Cook to join the Catering Team at Whiteways Primary School. We are looking for someone with initiative, who takes pride in their work, is able to work with or without supervision and a key member of our friendly, caring team.

Our vision at Cascade MAT is to transform the life chances of our children; ensure safe and secure learning environments; create inspirational places for our staff to work and to be an influential part of the local community.  

Across the Trust we inspire our children to aim high and succeed, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for the future. We promote understanding, respect and tolerance for each other. This is an exciting time to join Cascade Multi Academy Trust with each of its four schools judged as good by Ofsted. 

We are looking for candidates that can: 

The successful candidate will be able to: 
•    Prepare, cook and serve food following agreed menus/recipes that adhere to School Food Standards
•    Accommodate children with special dietary requirements, a working knowledge of allergen management
•    Maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen, including equipment and surrounding areas
•    Comply with all food hygiene/health and safety standards and regulations
•    Support for maintaining and ordering stock and ensuring appropriate storage and labelling procedures are followed
•    In the absence of the Cook, supervise the catering team to ensure food preparation and lunchtime service runs smoothly

For all your hard work, we provide:   

•    A career pathway   
•    Enhanced disclosure check paid for by the Trust 
•    Employee Assistance Programme  
•    Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression  
•    Pension Scheme  
•    Employee benefits including Westfield Health and Cycle to Work  
Cascade MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment.  Our Safeguarding policy and Safer Recruitment policy can be found on Cascade’s website. 

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education advice, the Trust will carry out online searches for shortlisted candidates. and a requirement to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. 
Shortlisted candidates are required to complete a self-declaration criminal history form prior to interview and any disclosures will be discussed with candidates at the interview stage. 

The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS prior to employment commencing.   
How to apply:   
If you wish to discuss this role please contact Mr Kevin O’Donnell, Trust Catering Manager, 07877282613.

You can download the word version of the application form from Cascade’s website.    Please do not use Sheffield City Council application form  

or alternatively an application form can be obtained by e-mailing

Your completed application should be emailed to

Interview Date:  13th March 2024

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.