Part Time School Cook

Red Balloon Norwich

Location: Norwich, 76 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3DF

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, 10am – 2.30pm (to commence beginning of Autumn term 2021)

Salary: £20.045.32 pro rata


We seek a part time school cook

The successful candidate will be responsible for keeping the dining room and kitchen in a clean and tidy condition; to plan, order and prepare food for Red Balloon staff, students, and visitors in accordance with the Red Balloon healthy eating ethos.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • To prepare a healthy, balanced and varied lunch for students and staff, catering for any dietary requirements
  • To order weekly food deliveries
  • To leave the kitchen and dining room tidy each day
  • To be aware of Health and Safety regulations about food hygiene, including storage and preparation of food
  • To undertake annual training on courses relating to child safety, food hygiene and any other relevant courses

To be considered for this role you will need:

  • A Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene qualification or be prepared to undertake training
  • A Level 2 First Aid Essentials qualification or be prepared to undertake training
  • An ability to cook food to cater for a range of dietary requirements
  • Show evidence of being suitable for working with children
  • A willingness to learn more about, and understand, the needs of children who may have mental health difficulties

For further details, please download the job specification below.

Job Specification

Part Time School Cook

Application form

Part Time School Cook

Apply now

To apply please complete the application form via the above link. We are unable to accept CV’s.

If you have any queries, please contact Heather Jolly at We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date

Deadline for application forms is midday on 23rd June 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 30th June. The successful applicant will be notified as soon as possible thereafter and ideally begin as soon as possible.


Red Balloon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments are subject to suitable references and an Enhanced DBS check.