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Job Ref No. ECC5402-405S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Band 1 Point 7 at £9.50 per hour
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Temporary
Application Close: 05/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 11 July 2022  

Job Description

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We are seeking to appoint a Catering Assistant on a casual term time only basis to join our busycatering team.

The successful candidate will be efficient, flexible and well organised to assist with the preparation offood and drinks as well as serve at designated times during the academy day and offers an opportunity to help and support both campuses as directed. Previous catering experience will bedesirable, however, full training will be given.

Responsibilities of the Post Holder
The main responsibilities are in accordance with the job description for Catering Assistant (Casual)

Remuneration and Working Time
The hours of work required will be as and when, however, if the candidate is successful in the rolethen it may be possible to consider a permanent post which would 25 hours, 5 days per week, 2.30pm(to include a one-hour unpaid lunch break), term time only. Annual salary for a Catering Assistant willbe in accordance with the academy Local Government Pay Scale, which for appointment for a fulltime post currently involves a salary of Band 1 Point 7 at £9.50 per hour.

Salaries are reviewed by national negotiation with effect from 1st April each year. Progression throughthe pay scale is subject to an acceptable annual performance development review process.

Information about the School

Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.

Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focused on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family.
Employing over 300 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses. Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development. In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition.

Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy. Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.

If you would like to telephone the Director of HR prior to completing the application form, Mrs Sarah Freeman would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail. Visits to the Academy are not possible at this time during Covid-19, however, information about the academy including videos to give candidates virtual tours are available on our website at

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

Mrs Sarah Freeman, Director of HR
Fambridge Road, Maldon
Essex, CM9 6AB
Telephone: 01621 854681

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