Cook and Housekeeping Team Leader

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Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£23,406 - £24,693 (pro rata) p.a.
30 Apr 2021
10 May 2021
Education, Schools
Job role
Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time

Delivering quality and excellent service

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

The Gordon Brown Centre hosts residential and day visits from schools in Brent and elsewhere.

The centre Cook is an important member of the team, providing nutritious and appetising meals for visiting children and adults. The cook is responsible for preparing and serving food for up to 120 visitors per sitting. High standards of food hygiene and cleanliness and kitchen management are essential, and the cook is also responsible for ordering stock.

The Person

We are looking for an experienced cook to run and manage our small but busy kitchen. Experience of working in a school kitchen or similar environment would be an advantage. Meal times are an important part of the centre’s offer, we therefore need a cook with a positive and customer friendly attitude, capable of working to tight deadlines.

Closing Date: 10 May 2021 (23:00) 

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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