Co-educational boarding and day school (HMC)
1000+ pupils (3 to 18) with 200 in Sixth Form
Food & Nutrition Technician
c£22,850 pa for a 0.8296 fte role
37.5 hours pw during term-time (37 weeks pa)
Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon on the doorstep of London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
Are you a talented, self-motivated and experienced Food Technician able to support our enthusiastic Food teaching teams who are passionate about delivering effective teaching and learning ensuring high levels of student success? This is a varied role delivering lessons and support within the curriculum working with a group of professionals committed to providing high quality Food lessons to our students. The department delivers Food Preparation and Nutrition throughout Key Stage 3 and it is an optional subject at GCSE. It is a professional department which is well regarded in the school. It plays host to many House points competitions for both staff and students alike. You will make up the team in Food & Nutrition consisting of 3 teachers and technician.
You should have previous experience in a commercial catering or food education setting, ideally with experience of supporting young people to learn and develop in an educational setting and have some knowledge of the secondary curriculum in Food and Nutrition. You must be capable of using your initiative, as well as working collaboratively and supportively with teaching staff to set up, support and resource lessons in the department. It would be helpful if you have an awareness of relevant Health and Safety issues and are able to demonstrate effective use of equipment. Excellent inter-personal skills are essential as you will be working closely with staff and students.
You should have good levels of computer literacy, good organisational skills and be equally happy working unsupervised as well as part of a team to a high standard. This is a full-time term-time position working 5 days a week Monday-Friday during term-time. You will be also running an after school cooking club which is part of the department’s contribution to the extra-curricular programme, this is normally run on a Wednesday afternoon, however, we will work with the needs of the technician’s commitments.
This is an exciting opportunity that offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary, working with a driven and dedicated team of staff, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.
All completed applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday 14 July 2020. Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews will be held in w/c 20 July 2020. If you have not heard from us by Friday 24 July 2020 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.