COVID 19 UPDATE: Avocet House and Turnstone House remain open throughout the Covid 19 epidemic, all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of our young people, staff and visitors.  Referrals continue to be accepted and any enquiries should be referred to the Principal, Vicki Collings.

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SES Kite commenced on 4 September 2020 providing a new provision for post 18 year olds.

Cook/Housekeeper with Specialist Education ServicesSalary £18,795 to £20,344 (depending on experience)

Salary £18,795 to £20,344 (depending on experience)

Temporary post for a minimum of 6 months , 37 hours per week with a degree of flexibility.

Turnstone House (near Beccles) is one of two combined residential and educational settings run by Specialist Education Services. Each home can accommodate up to 8 children, all with social, emotional and mental health complexities.

Due to long-term absence we are looking for someone with enthusiasm for working with children to prepare lunch and dinner for approximately 15 people from Monday to Friday.

You should have experience of working in a busy catering environment with knowledge of preparing a variety of meals whilst adhering to hygiene standards.

You should also have proven skills in meal planning and budgeting along with the ability to maintain good records.

An awareness of the requirements of working in a residential care setting would be advantageous.

The person we are looking for will have a warm, caring personality and be sensitive to the needs of our young people.  You should have an even temperament with strength of character and resilience, as the kitchen is usually the hub of activity in our home.

If you are interested in this position please contact Lucy Taylor on 01508 517000/549320, email, or go to our Contact page to request an application pack.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2020