Job Details

Job Title:          Assistant Preparation Cook 

Location:          Bramfield House School, Halesworth, Suffolk

Hours:              16 hours P/W Monday- Thursday  

Salary: Up to £6,100


Are you super-efficient with some experience in catering?

We are looking for a really special person, committed and passionate and able to foster strong trusting relationships staff and children alike, but super-efficient and committed. You may have a background in catering or you may be aspiring to work in the sector and want the first step on the ladder.


About the School

Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, located in rural Suffolk. The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.

We need highly-motivated people to keep our boys healthy and our kitchen running efficiently.


About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

This role is an assistant role to the school cook. You will be preparing meals for the evenings and helping to serve and make nutritious meals for our boys.


Who we are looking for?

No two days are the same at Bramfield House so we want people who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working in a fast pace environment. 

Whilst previous experience of working in catering would be desirable, the right motivation, and personal qualities are also important. You will need to be organised and efficient and be able to work in a team.

Please see the Job Description for full details regarding this position.


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  

Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website:

Closing date for applications 31st July 2020 

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Davina Bell at Bramfield House School on 01986 784235.

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.