Job Ref No. ECC2833-75S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Band 1, Point 1
Position Start Date: 09/03/2020 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/02/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: 28 February 2020  

Job Description

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Kitchen Assistant required

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant for our busy, recently refurbished kitchen.

You will assist in preparing fresh food for our children's daily school meals and be part of our friendly catering team. Experience of cooking in a school environment would be an advantage as would a Food Hygiene level 2 qualification, however training can be arranged fora suitable candidate.

11.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

Salary: Band 1, point 1 = £4,643.04 including fringe allowance.

Closing date: Midday, Monday 24th February 2020

Interviews: 28th February 2020

For further information about the school, please visit Visits are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the school reception on 01279 445538.

To apply for this position please submit your completed application form including a covering letter to Lynne Smith at

The Downs Primary School & Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all its staff to share in this commitment. This appointment is therefore subject to safer recruitment procedures, including satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS clearance.

Information about the School

The Downs is a "good school where pupils thrive both socially and academically because they are well looked after and kept safe in a caring environment that puts their needs first." - OFSTED January 2016.

We are a 2 form entry primary school and we are situated centrally in Harlow adjacent to the town centre. We are committed to making the school experience for all our children of the highest standard.

Why not visit our website,, and see us for yourselves.

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

Lynne Smith - Finance & HR Manager
The Downs Primary School & Nursery
The Hides, Harlow
Essex, CM20 3RB
Telephone: 01279445538