Job title: Cook

Hornsey Road Children’s Centre, London Borough of Islington

Hours: 5 day (27.5 hours per week)

Salary: Scale 2, 5-8 (£24,373.45-25,715.57). Part time posts will be pro-rata according to contracted hours (£18,618.61-£19,643.84 pa based on 27.5 hours)

Contract: Permanent

Location: London N7

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is a charity with an excellent history of supporting people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing. We operate across London with our main base in Islington.

Hornsey Road Children’s Centre provides early year’s education and childcare to a total of 48 children daily, Monday – Friday, within extended hours, 8am – 6pm. We work with the London Borough of Islington as part of the local Bright Start offer to ensure we provide all our children with the best start in life, and promote the importance of early year’s education, healthcare and family support. Our partnership with all parents, families and professionals is greatly valued in achieving this aim.

You would be joining an experienced team and gaining committed and supportive colleagues. You have the potential to gain experience of working collaboratively with the Leadership team and Kitchen assistant to plan and prepare varied and nutritional meals for children attending the Nursery, completing tasks to ensure excellent food hygiene and health and safety at all times, and introducing children to a healthy and culturally varied diet at an early age. It is essential that you have excellent planning and budgeting skills, an awareness of nutritional needs, and the ability the prep from scratch and cook meals to a daily schedule.

Commitment to working collaboratively, ordering food for all meals in timely manner, insuring awareness of allergies and cross-contamination, and maintaining an hygienic and safe kitchen are also part of this role.

For further information or to discuss this post please contact

Closing date for applications:  28th November 2022   

Interview: TBC

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Manor Gardens Welfare Trust follows safer recruitment procedures, and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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