Kitchen Assistant - Part time

Widford Lodge School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC6005-9S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: TBA
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/01/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: 24th January 2020  

Job Description

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Widford Lodge is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic kitchen assistant to start as soon as possible.

At Widford Lodge we have around 200 pupils and have been instilling a love of learning in pupils between the ages of 2 ½ and 11 for over 80 years. Today, we are proud to be an outstanding and high performing school. Weprovide a varied and nutritious hot lunch for children and staff daily and cater for all dietary needs.

Job Purpose:
The Kitchen Assistant will prepare and cook meals and assist with day-to-day kitchen duties as directed by their line manager.

Reports to:
School chef

9 hours per week, 3 days per week, 38 weeks per year (term time only + 1 staff inset morning + sports day)


  • preparation and cooking of food;
  • washing up;
  • cleaning, sweeping and washing floors;
  • serving meals;contributing to the maintenance of pupils' safety and security;
  • reviewing and developing their own professional practice;
  • adhering to confidentiality, child protection procedures, Health & Safety, and the policies of the School;
  • any other tasks associated with the day to day running of a busy kitchen.

We are a supportive and caring team, working in a collaborative environment. We can offer you a good rate of pay,on-site parking and high quality free lunches.

How to apply
For further details of the position, information about the School and application and recruitment procedures, please visit our website

Any application should include a completed application form.

Applications can be emailed

The closing date for applications is midday Monday 20th January 2020.

It is the School's policy to employ the best qualified personnel and to provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, religion or religious belief, disability or age. All new posts within the School are subject to a probationary period.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the School

Widford Lodge is a unique and special learning environment. We have been instilling a love of learning in pupils between the ages of 2 ½ and 11 for over 80 years.

Widford Lodge aims to educate its pupils through a broad and balanced curriculum so that they can meet the challenges of the wider world.

Children of all abilities are educated in a purposeful, safe and secure environment where emphasis is placed on the traditional values of honesty, courtesy and respect of self and others. Since September 2018 we have been a Forest school.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Sandy Burdge
Widford Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 9AN
Telephone: 01245 352581

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