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Housekeeper / Cook




Children's Home, March W, Cambridgeshire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£8.72 per hour


Monday - Thursday 10:30 - 18:30 Friday 08:00 - 15:00

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a Housekeeper with additional cooking duties to join our children's home in March, Cambridgeshire.  The successful candidate will provide both hot and cold meals for all young people and staff within the children's home.

Due to the location of our home near March, you would need to be a driver and have your own car.


  • Planning and organising cleaning rotas
  • Comprehensive cleaning (washing floors, emptying bins, vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, dusting etc) ensuring the service meets high standards of hygiene and cleanliness
  • Reporting any maintenance issues (damages, faults) to management teams
  • Organising and assisting with laundry duties 
  • Using and storing of cleaning products in accordance with COSHH regulations
  • Support the planning, preparation and cooking of meals, taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the home
  • Being actively involved with the young people on menu planning and the preparation of food to meet all the needs of the residents
  • Purchasing and storing of all food products according to current legislation
  • Ensuring all documentation is completed and maintained to ensure all standards are met
  • To maintain the health and safety of the kitchen areas, ensuring the kitchen is maintained to a high standard. We currently have a five star rating.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, our Children’s Home is situated between March and Peterborough. It’s a 5 bedded therapeutic unit for males aged 11-18 with SEBD.

The home seeks to provide a safe and understanding ethos in which the young person can be assisted to address their behaviours and to take responsibility for their own actions. The emphasis of the work is by way of intervention and to challenge the inappropriate behaviour through a holistic therapeutic approach.

We offer a safe, structured and predictable environment where students can develop the skills needed to live as independently as possible allowing them to make real life choices as they approach and reach adulthood. 

To succeed we need people who share our passion for making a difference and ideally (though not essentially as training will be given) have previous experience of autism. We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare and expect all staff to share this commitment.   

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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