Kitchen Assistant

St Helena School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC5448-269S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: £11,853 - £12,050
Position Start Date: 04/01/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 10/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 11th December 2023  

Job Description

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ST HELENA SCHOOL

KITCHEN ASSISTANT

Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 5, Point 3-4

Actual Salary from: £11,853 - £12,050

Start Date: January 2024

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and practical Kitchen Assistant to join our well-established and successful team. The successful applicant will ideally have previous catering experience, be flexible, proactive and have a sound knowledge of Food Hygiene, Health and Safety and safe working practices.

St Helena School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is 22.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus non-pupil days).

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • The preparation and simple cooking of food and beverages.
  • Serving customers at the counter/hatch.
  • To undertake all aspects of cleaning equipment (light and heavy), walls (up to 6ft.), floors, fixtures and fittings, cooking utensils, cutlery, glassware etc as directed.
  • During service times, to ensure that tables and counters are as clean as reasonably practical and adequately stocked.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Experience of the preparation and cooking of simple food and beverages;
  • Experience of serving customers;
  • A general understanding of the operation of a school;
  • The ability to maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory and school regulations.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Perkbox, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l1bb11nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDQ5MDAzNnwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDI3MTMzMzh8MA%3d%3d?i=4tkPpCHBTWw%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

  • Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 10th December 2023
  • Interviews will be held the week commencing 11th December 2023

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

St Helena School, part of the Sigma Trust, is a highly-regarded 11-16 co-educational Academy, recognised as Good by Ofsted in 2014 and now on a journey to Outstanding. Located on 17 acres in historic Colchester, the school has a fine blend of traditional and modern facilities and opened a £2.5m new Science block in 2015, and a £2.5m all weather pitch facility in February 2016.

On 1 September 2016, the school joined The Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools with The Stanway School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Clacton County High School, Monkwick Junior School and Monkwick Infants School and Nursery. Working in collaboration with all the schools within The Sigma Trust, St Helena has developed and enhanced its development of outstanding professional practice.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

Sigma Trust HR Team
St Helena School
Sheepen Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3LE
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: sth.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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