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Job Ref No. ECC5420-217S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Essex Pay Scale 1
Position Start Date: 04/01/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/12/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBA  

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Salary: Essex Pay Scale 1 Full time equivalent £17,842 (pro rata salary subject to hours/experience)

Monday to Friday: Hours per week subject to negotiation

Term time (including 5 training days)

Cornelius Vermuyden School is seeking to appoint 2 kitchen assistants to support our new Catering Manager in providing our in-house school meal and hospitality provision across a large, successful secondary school.

You will:-

  • Assist with the preparation and serving of school meals, use the cashless till system, restock chillers/fridges in the kitchen/dining areas;
  • Undertake all aspects of cleaning, including floors, fixtures and fittings, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, etc. as directed;
  • Maintain high standards of personal hygiene and general cleanliness to comply with statutory regulations;
  • Pass a Level 2 Food Safety course, unless you already hold a current qualification.

Ideally, you will have a catering background coupled with experience of working in a school or retail catering environment. This is an important role within our school and the successful candidate would be joining us at an exciting stage in our strategy. The school moved into brand new buildings in February 2012 and we are committed to staff development and training.

Please apply using the accompanying application form. Alternatively, you can visit the school's website,, and use the application form under Key Materials in the vacancy section under Staff Information. Please send your completed application to Mrs A Beckman, Headteacher's PA, either by email to, or by post to the school's address.

CVs alone will not be accepted. CVs sent via a recruitment agency will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Please note that only those applicants who are asked to attend for interview will be contacted.

Information about the School

Cornelius Vermuyden is a vibrant and distinctive learning community in which all students receive the support, challenge and encouragement that they need to become successful, confident and mature young people who are well-prepared for life beyond school. Located on a beautiful site on Canvey Island and easily accessible to all parts of Essex, Southend and London, the school provides a secure and happy environment for positive and exciting learning experiences.

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

Mrs A Beckman
Dinant Avenue, Canvey Island
Essex, SS8 9QS
Telephone: 01268 685011 ext 124

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