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Kitchen Assistant

We are looking to recruit a Kitchen Assistant to join our team to assist with the smooth running of the school kitchen to ensure the delivery of a safe, healthy and high-quality catering service at the school. This will include food preparation, food service, kitchen and dining area hygiene, and any other duties associated with food service operations. Working as part of a small efficient team, you will have responsibilities for food production for approximately 50 children and around 30 school staff on a daily basis, this includes breakfast, break, and lunch. You will be expected to comply with the principles of Healthy Schools, COSHH, and Health and Safety in Food. Knowledge of the Good School Food Guide will be an advantage. 

Please see our full job description and personal specification for full details.

If you believe you have what it takes to enhance our fantastic Kitchen team please apply.

​Working agreed hours between 7:00am to 3:00pm per day, Monday to Friday, term time, this role can be full time or part-time (job share). Holiday hours will remain the same during non-term time contractually, however, we tend to work slightly shorter hours, with no reduction in wage, plus the successful individual will only work 1 week of the Easter school holiday period, 2 weeks of the summer holiday period, 3 days per week during each of the 3 half term holidays, and will be off for the full Christmas period.


We would look to offer this role on a full-time basis, or part-time, job share basis.

Salary will depend on agreed hours, equal to £10.90 per hour, paid as a set salary.

Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • be working with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.


Closing Date: Sunday, 14 May 2023


Shortlisting Date: Monday, 15 May 2023


​1st Interview Date: TBC

​Please do not delay your application as you might miss out on a great opportunity and a very rewarding job.


To apply, please complete the application form, using the job description and personal specification to assist you when completing. Reading the 'Tips for Applicants' document will help you through the short-listing process and hopefully secure an interview.


​If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on: 0191 229 0111 or email:

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