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  • CLASS TEACHER 
  • LEAD CHEF
  • JUNIOR SOUS CHEF
  • SENIOR CHEF DE PARTIE
  • MUSIC INSTRUCTOR
  • PE INSTRUCTOR

CLASS TEACHER

September 2022 Start

Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale + SEN 1 Allowance

Working Arrangements: Permanent  | Fulltime

We are looking for dynamic Class Teachers who will be working with a range for pupils aged 7-19 to join an exciting and innovative school. The position would suit energetic and creative professionals who are looking to make a difference to the lives of young people with autism and complex needs as well as furthering their own professional development. Experience of working in a special school is not essential but knowledge and expertise of SEN is required.

Phoenix is an outstanding special school that now accommodates 471 pupils across multiple sites, including the newly built Phoenix Upper School. The School is expanding its team to meet the increasing needs of the school, which is a result of substantial growth in pupil numbers in recent years. You will be joining an Outstanding School (Ofsted November 2018) with a strong senior leadership team and committed staff team.

Pupils are aged between 3 and 19 and make very good progress with access to an enriching curriculum.

We are an award winning school and accredited through the National Autistic Society; praised for our creative approach to working with children with autism.

The school has excellent facilities and resources to support teaching and learning. There is a comprehensive induction and training programme for new and existing staff. This is an exciting opportunity in a school providing for children and young people, where change and challenge are key to what we do.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive to take on this role and become a member of our team, we would very much like to hear from you.

You will:

  • be willing to make an outstanding contribution to our school
  • be committed to high standards and improving achievement for all
  • be able to provide a friendly and warm welcome to our parents, governors and the wider Community.

How to apply:

We would like to offer visits to the school week beginning 23rd June.

If you would like to discuss the post or visits  please contact Paul Pearce paul.pearce@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Application can be found on School website www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Please return completed application to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9am 6th June 2022

Shortlisting Date: 6th June 2022

Interviews & Assessment Date: 14th June 2022

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview.

LEAD CHEF

September 2022 Start or Earlier

NJC Scale 6, Point 18-20 - £30,063 to £31,155

Actual Salary £28,330 to £29,359 Pro-Rata

Working Arrangements: Permanent  | Term Time |  37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 15:00

We are looking for a Lead Chef to take charge of food production and Upper School service as well as lead training and development for work-related learning.

Phoenix School Kitchen is partnered with Chefs in Schools – the charity transforming school food and food education.

You are not likely to get bored working with us. You will be helping with the preparation of carefully prepared meals at a specialist school for children diagnosed with ASD. You will also be in charge of training sixth formers on kitchen work placement. At Phoenix School, we run a two-week menu cycle and update our food offer with the seasons. We run lunch service from three school sites, catering for 497 Students aged 3-25 and Staff. You will be working with an eclectic team of chefs, most of whom with a background in fine dining. We work with top-end suppliers to ensure the best available produce for our exciting range of recipes. Our production is done out of a brand new kitchen, with plenty of top-end equipment and toys. At Phoenix School Kitchen, we are proud of fostering a supportive and friendly working environment. There will always be space for your thoughts and your ideas will

The Person:

  • You have minimum 4 years’ experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment, preferably as a Sous or Head Chef.
  • You are organised, focused, swift and high volumes do not intimidate you.
  • You are comfortable with a wide range of culinary styles and are particularly passionate about Mediterranean cuisine.
  • You are known for your strong work ethic and as an outstanding team player.
  • You work clean and tight, and have a minimum Level 2 certificate in food handling.
  • You have no qualm following a recipe and sticking to a process. You are also happy to share your ideas and make suggestions for improvement.
  • You are conscientious and purpose-driven, motivated by the mission of improving lives of vulnerable children.
  • You are a great communicator, a natural teacher and a keen learner.

How to apply:

To discuss the post further please contact David Darmanin Head Chef by email david.darmanin@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk or call 020 8980 4740.

Application can be found on school website www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Please return your completed application to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 6th June 2022

Shortlisting: 6th June 2022  and Interview: 13th June 2022

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview.

JUNIOR SOUS CHEF

September 2022 Start or Earlier

NJC Scale 4, Point 7-10 - £24,705 to £26,064

Actual Salary £22,768 to £24,021 Pro-Rata

Working Arrangements: Permanent  | Term Time |  37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 15:00

We are looking for an experienced Junior Sous Chef to take charge of main sections, lead training and development for work-related learning programmes and assist with food production at Phoenix School.

Phoenix School Kitchen is partnered with Chefs in Schools – the charity transforming school food and food education.

You are not likely to get bored working with us. You will be helping with the preparation of carefully prepared meals at a specialist school for children diagnosed with ASD. You will also be in charge of training sixth formers on kitchen work placement. At Phoenix School, we run a two-week menu cycle and update our food offer with the seasons. We run lunch service from three school sites, catering for 497 Students aged 3-25 and Staff. You will be working with an eclectic team of chefs, most of whom with a background in fine dining. We work with top-end suppliers to ensure the best available produce for our exciting range of recipes. Our production is done out of a brand new kitchen, with plenty of top-end equipment and toys. At Phoenix School Kitchen, we are proud of fostering a supportive and friendly working environment. There will always be space for your thoughts and your ideas will be valued

The Person:

  • You have minimum 4 years’ experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment, preferably as a Sous Chef or Senior Chef de Partie.
  • You are organised, focused, swift and high volumes do not intimidate you.
  • You are comfortable with a wide range of culinary styles and are particularly passionate about Mediterranean cuisine.
  • You are known for your strong work ethic and as an outstanding team player.
  • You work clean and tight, and have a minimum Level 2 certificate in food handling.
  • You have no qualm following a recipe and sticking to a process. You are also happy to share your ideas and make suggestions for improvement.
  • You are conscientious and purpose-driven, motivated by the mission of improving lives of vulnerable children.
  • You are a great communicator, a natural teacher and a keen learner.

How to apply:

To discuss the post further please contact David Darmanin Head Chef by email david.darmanin@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk or call 020 8980 4740.

Application can be found on school website www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Please return your completed application to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 6th June 2022

Shortlisting: 6th June 2022  and Interview: 13th June 2022

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview.

SENOR CHEF DE PARTIE

September 2022 Start or Earlier

NJC Scale 3, Point 5-6 £23,838 - £24,270

Actual Salary £20,505 to £20,876 Pro-Rata

Working Arrangements: Permanent  | Term Time |  35 hours per week Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 15:00

We are looking for a highly experienced Chef de Partie to focus on high-volume prep at Phoenix School. You are not likely to get bored working with us. You will be helping with the preparation and supervision of carefully prepared meals at a specialist school for children diagnosed with ASD. At Phoenix School, we run a two-week menu cycle and update our food offer with the seasons. We run lunch service from three school sites, catering for about 500 children aged 3-19 and staff. You will be working with an eclectic team of chefs, most of whom with a background in fine dining. We work out of a brand new kitchen, with plenty of top-end equipment and toys. At Phoenix School Kitchen, we are proud of fostering a supportive and friendly working environment. There will always be space for your thoughts and your ideas will be valued.

Pupils at Phoenix School are aged between 3 and 19 and make very good progress with access to a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum. We are an award winning school and accredited through the National Autistic Society; praised for our creative approach to working with children with autism.

This might be the right fit for you if:

  • You have minimum 2 years’ experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment.
  • You are able to be well organised, creative, focused, swift and high volumes do not intimidate you.
  • You are comfortable with a wide range of culinary styles and are particularly passionate about Mediterranean cuisine.
  •  You are known for your strong work ethic and as an outstanding team player and lead a small team.
  • You work clean and tight, and have a minimum Level 2 certificate in food handling.
  • You have no qualm following a recipe and sticking to a process. You are also happy to share your ideas and make suggestions for improvement.
  • You are conscientious and purpose-driven, motivated by the mission of improving lives of vulnerable children.
  • You are a great communicator, a natural teacher and a keen learner.

You will have the opportunity to contribute in this exciting development working across the schools. If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive to take on this role and become a member of our school, we would very much like to hear from you. The School offers Training and career progression opportunities, Excellent pension scheme, Health Insurance

How to apply:

To discuss the post further please contact David Darmanin Head Chef by email david.darmanin@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk or call 020 8980 4740.

Application can be found on school website www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Please return your completed application to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 6th June 2022

Shortlisting: 6th June 2022  and Interview: 13th June 2022

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview.

safeguarding & equal opportunities

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff and the Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

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