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Kitchen Assistant Vacancy

Kitchen Assistant

£9.25 per hour

16 hours per week (term time only)

Closing date noon 29/11/2021

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Kitchen Assistant to work within the kitchen at our school.

We are looking for a talented individual, who has great cooking skills and a passion for preparing fresh food from scratch. Duties will include the day-to-day preparation of meals to a high standard and within budget along with maintaining a hygienic kitchen. Alongside this you will be promoting the service to attract the maximum number of children and positively encouraging healthy food choices.  The ability to work with children is essential as the role will also include cooking with the children and teaching them the basics of food preparation.   On occasions, it will be necessary to cover for the Kitchen Manager when this arises pay will be altered to take into account this extra responsibility.

Ideally you should have knowledge and experience within a catering environment.  Training in the school environment will be given.  The candidate must be flexible, reliable and have ideas on how to best promote the school's mealtime experience.

The job description and application forms are below.  The supporting statement element of the form should identify your suitability for the post. Completed applications should be emailed to

This is a part-time, permanent position working 16 hours per week, 38 weeks per year starting in January 2022. These hours will be worked Monday to Friday 10 am -1.15 pm but will require some flexibility to meet the needs of the school.

A DBS disclosure is required for this post.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Written references will be taken up before candidates are invited to interview. 

For more details, please contact Mr K O’Donnell, Head Teacher or Hannah Cumings, School Business Manager 01769 572656 or email