Maiden Erlegh Trust

Assistant Chef

  • 35 hours per week (TTO + 2 Inset)
  • Grade 4, SP7 (£17,855)

We are now looking for an Assistant Chef to join the Trust catering team and become instrumental in supporting our catering department as it grows from strength to strength.

The role of Assistant Chef, primarily based at Maiden Erlegh School, Silverdale Road, is a busy post which will require the successful candidate to have experience of working in a kitchen, delivering outstanding service and quality food to a high volume of customers.

Day to day responsibilities will include;

  • Preparation of food
  • Help develop the service which includes menu planning and supplies ordering
  • Overseeing service
  • Mentor catering staff.  

As a growing organisation we can offer a wealth of opportunity, can demonstrate a strong track record of achievement and success, and a consistency in delivering on our ethos of opportunity, diversity and success for all.

Since 2014, when Maiden Erlegh Trust was established, we have expanded to become six schools serving Berkshire and South Oxfordshire covering the breadth of educational provision from EYFS to Post-16 in mainstream, special and alternative provision.  We also have two new free schools in the pre-opening phase: Oak Tree School opening in September 2023 (a special school providing 150 places) and River Academy opening in September 2024 (a secondary school in the heart of Reading providing 1,500 places).

Our schools are supported by the Central Services Team at Maiden Erlegh Trust who provide a range of business services and support our partner schools in carrying out their statutory responsibilities and core business functions.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager, please email our recruitment team on who can help organise this. 

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.