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Job Ref No. ECC2666-74S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Band 1, point 1
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/10/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Kitchen Assistant - Term time only

Hours of work - 7.5 hours per week. 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Monday to Friday

Salary - Band 1 point 1= Actual Salary £2,989.57 (Full time equivalent £17,842.00)

At Waterman Primary School, we are seeking to recruit a Kitchen Assistant to join our friendly team.

The successful applicant will (undertake the):

  • Preparation and simple cooking of food and beverages
  • Serving from the counter/hatch or from a trolley or kiosk as required
  • Cleaning equipment (light and heavy), walls (up to 6 ft), floors, fixtures and fittings, cooking utensils, cutlery, glassware etc
  • Cleaning of tables and counters during serving times
  • To maintain high standards of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene which needs to comply with statutory and school regulations and standards
  • Occasionally, assist with special functions at the school which may be outside or normal working hours

We can offer you:

  • a CPD entitlement with purposeful training
  • the opportunity to work with our lovely children and school community
  • supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
  • a highly effective learning environment
  • a responsive and involved leadership team

For more information on the role and to arrange a virtual tour of the school please contact Donna Maynard, School Business Manager.

It is very important that you complete the application in full, particularly section F 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 reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have enough applications to shortlist, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.

About HEARTS Academy Trust

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.

This post advertised is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected' and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:


All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.

The HEARTS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex.

Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.

All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.

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

Information about the School

Waterman Primary School is a small, friendly school in the heart of Rochford, serving the local community. At Waterman we are committed to supporting each and every family and child who attends our school. We support children's SEMH needs, strive for academic excellence and ensure our children have the best opportunities while with us.

At Waterman, we provide free weekly swimming lessons to all of our children, in a newly refurbished, in-door heated on-site pool. We also provide Forest Schools lessons, which our children thoroughly enjoy. While Year 6 outcomes have improved year on year for the past 4 years. Waterman is smaller than many other local schools and is made up of four classes - Nursery & Reception, Year 1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6.

Waterman Primary School is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, a Trust of local schools that has the values of Happiness, achievement, self-esteem, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality & service. The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar year has 184 days of contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days, and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

Waterman Primary School and the HEARTS Academy Trust are focused on reducing teacher workload and supporting wellbeing of adults is a big focus too. Things we have done to reduce workload over the past few years include:

*Focused 'live feedback' policy that reduces the time it takes to 'mark' books as we focus on live feedback in the lessons. Shared resources across all six schools at HEARTS using MS Teams and MS One Drive to reduce planning & resourcing time. *An additional week off each academic year (currently in October) in return for regular twilight meetings focusing on CPD across the HEARTS schools. *A school-improvement team that works across all six schools, supporting the development of the curriculum and teacher development. *A wide variety of middle leader and senior leader opportunities across the wider Trust.

The Directors 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 will be requested 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

Bradley Saunders
The Boulevard, Rochford
Essex, SS4 1QF
Telephone: 01702 546237
Email: waterman.admin@heartsacademy.uk

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