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Job Vacancies

The LEAP Federation  of Gayhurst, Kingsmead and Mandeville Primary Schools are currently looking to recruit for the following roles:

Sous Chef

We are looking for a talented (happy and smiling!), creative Sous Chef/Cook Supervisor to support Head Chef at the Gayhurst Community School (see job description below)  The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a real passion for food and possess bags of enthusiasm. The role requires the Sous Chef to have a `hands on` approach and be able to create excellent home cooked food using fresh ingredients and ultimately meals we can be proud of.

Main Areas of Responsibility

In brief your responsibilities will include:

  • A genuine interest and desire to challenge traditional school catering perceptions
  • Sound knowledge of food safety procedures
  • People management experience with the ability to motivate and develop catering staff
  • Evidence of making a significant impact in a previous role
  • A valid First Aid certificate is desirable

The successful candidate will be based at Gayhurst Community School, Hackney.

If you wish to apply please contact Joanna Makaruk:

Closing Date for applications: 29th November 2022 at noon.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing: To be confirmed



LEAP is looking to employ a pool of cleaners for occasional and full-time work.  If you would like to be considered for this please write to Cyrilene Malcolm on or ask for an application form in each of the school offices.  This is a rolling advert and has no deadline.  We are looking to create a pool of cleaners that can be available to work across any of our three sites or in the Hackney School of Food as necessary so please make sure you let us know which site is most convenient for you.