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Job Ref No. ECC5421-263S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Actual Salary £9,851 per annum (£9.25 per hour)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/09/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: Thursday 23 September 2021  

Job Description

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Catering Assistant

Hours: 25 hours per week, 42.6 weeks per year (38 weeks term time + Annual leave)

Work pattern: Monday to Friday

Hours: 5 hours per day (Either 8:00am - 1:00pm or 9:00am to 2:00pm)

Local School Terms and Conditions - Actual Salary £9,851 per annum (£9.25 per hour)

Due to the growth in our Sixth Form, we are looking to appoint an additional Catering Assistant on a part time basis to join our established Catering team.

The Sixth Form has its own small canteen and eating area in the Sixth Form block, which is separate from the main dining room. It has been agreed to extend the catering service for Sixth Formers beyond the school's official school break times and keep the canteen open for a total of five hours per day, which will be 09:00 to 14:00. This will provide our Sixth Formers the opportunity to get food and refreshments during their study periods, as well as at break times.

For the remainder of the school there is a purpose built dining room - which is separate from the serving area - where students can enjoy school meals, or their own packed lunches during the school break times.

Although there is a need to staff the Sixth Form canteen, applicants should be prepared to help in all areas of the kitchen and the various catering locations across the school.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Successful experience working in a customer service environment
  • Educated to Level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent qualification / experience
  • Ability to establish rapport and to maintain respectful and trusting relationships
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A flexible and adaptable work ethic
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A good understanding of Health and Safety, safeguarding and child protection
  • Basic knowledge of First Aid
  • A commitment to equality and diversity and inclusion

Closing Date: Monday 20 September 2021 (midday)

Interviews: Thursday 23 September 2021

To apply, please visit the school website and complete the 'Quick Apply' application and submit, together with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

Information about the School

The King Edmund School is a high performing school with specialist status for Business, Enterprise and Applied Learning. The school has 1600 students, including over 200 in the Sixth Form.

The school prides itself on its excellent facilities, state of the art technology and innovative and progressive curriculum at all levels and across all key stages.

Students are well cared for and given every opportunity to shine. Extra curricular opportunities are varied and numerous.

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment Procedures.

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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Contact Information

Sharon Schofield
The King Edmund School
Vaughan Close, Rochford
Essex, SS4 1TL
Telephone: 01702 545771

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