Salary: N6 £26,013 – £28,256pa actual based on hours

(Full time equivalent salary: £30,296 to £33,024)

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week. Term time only with 5 on-call days

Flexible working options may be considered.

Contract: Permanent

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Jesmond Park Academy

You will be employed by the Gosforth Group and may need to work across all locations within the Multi Academy Trust as required.


About the Trust

Gosforth Group are a dynamic and diverse Multi Academy Trust – this means we have a clear energy and purpose and all students are valued equally, regardless of their background or ability. We are a growing multi-academy trust currently comprising of 6 academies, two of which opened in September 2021. The Trust currently has approx. 6000 students and 650 staff. ‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi Academy Trust: to educate, support and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.


About the Academy

Jesmond Park Academy is a large, thriving and fully subscribed comprehensive school, which is rapidly making progress towards our vision of being outstanding. As a member of the Gosforth Group we are working in partnership to lay the foundations for what promises to be an exciting and rapid period of change and development in the school’s history. Our academy offers a positive working experience, with an enthusiastic staff firmly focused on us becoming a leading academy in the city. If you want to be part of realising our vision, play your part in helping us to build on our already significant progress and development, and have a genuine desire to do the best for our students, then come and join us on our journey to being outstanding.


About the role

We are looking to appoint from September 2024 an enthusiastic and dedicated Food and Health & Social Care HLTA. The successful candidate must have sound culinary knowledge and will be able to support all aspects of the food curriculum including.

  • Supporting the teaching of small focus groups of students
  • Cover food lessons when required
  • Contribute to the production of outstanding resources supporting the delivery of food to a high standard
  • Ordering supplies and maintaining stock including the online food shopping
  • Daily resourcing of lessons
  • Supporting practical food lessons including demonstrations where required
  • Use ICT skills to enhance learning
  • To maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the department
  • The role will also include the delivery of the Health and Social Care curriculum when required
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Care Curriculum is desirable


What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Benefits including; excellent pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free on-site parking.
  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff well-being activities, from football to surfing!
  • Wider career development opportunities to be involved across the Gosforth Group


If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact Debbie Robinson, Head of Food or telephone 0191 2818486. If you would like informal visit of the school, please email Debbie Robinson


To apply

Please complete an application form and email to

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, and so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy prior to this date.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 3rd June 2024

Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. This means certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide and you can view our Policy on the Employment of Ex-offenders here.

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will normally be requested prior to interview for those candidates shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, along with other relevant pre-employment checks, including an online check.

The Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview, will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.