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Job Ref No. ECC2891-125 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Band 1 point 1 (April 2020)
Position Start Date: 22/02/2021 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/01/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be arranged  

Job Description

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Kitchen Assistant - 12.5 hours per week, term time plus non-pupil days

Working pattern:

MONDAY 11.15 - 1.30

TUESDAY 10.45 - 1.30

WEDNESDAY 10.45 - 1.30

THURSDAY 11.00 - 1.30

FRIDAY 11.15 - 1.30

Band 1 point 1

Actual salary: £5301 per annum (FTE £17,842+ £626 outer fringe)

Hourly rate: £9.25 including fringe

Hilltop Junior School is one of six schools that form the HEARTS Academy Trust, where we truly believe that children are at the heart of all that we do. We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to support the Catering Manager and the catering team, in cooking healthy, nutritious and appealing meals.

The main focus of the role will be the preparation, presentation and serving of food and beverages to the school food standards. The successful applicant will assist in keeping the kitchen area clean and clearing up after meals are served. A health and hygiene certificate is essential for the role which will be facilitated by the school if necessary.

We are looking for a person who

  • is organised and calm under pressure
  • is friendly and personable with all members of the school community
  • is able to follow instructions as well as to work on their own initiative
  • has the interests of children at the heart of the work that they do

We can offer you

  • a CPD entitlement with purposeful training
  • the opportunity to work with our lovely children
  • supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
  • well behaved and hardworking pupils who deserve the best
  • a constantly improving learning environment
  • a responsive and involved leadership team

Hilltop Juniors is an academy which is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust. The school has a highly inclusive ethos and provides a broad and enriched education for its pupils. Our HEARTS Promise provides a range of life-enhancing experiences for all pupils.

Hilltop Junior School is located on a site with our partner Infant School and Hilltots, our pre-school provision. We work together to provide a continuous education for children from 2-11 years. We have a skilled staff who have high aspirations for pupils and who work together as a supportive team.

Our staff survey in 2020 said:

97% of staff are happy at work
73% of staff said their workload had reduced from last year
95% of staff said they are helped and supported by their colleagues
98% of staff are happy to talk with their line manager

Previous applicants need not apply.

HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.

It is very important that you complete the application in full, particularly the section which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.We will close this vacancy early if sufficient applications to shortlist are received, therefore we advise applicants to apply early.

Information about the School

Hilltop Juniors is a school that puts children first. We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact days, 5 non-pupil days and high quality additional continuous professional development for the equivalent of 6 days.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.

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

Suzanne Cullinane
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 734649
Email: hilltopjun.admin@heartsacademy.uk

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