Servery/Midday Supervisor

Hilltop Infant School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC2548-142 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Please refer to advert
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 25/02/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Servery/Midday Supervisor


Hours of work: 15 hours per week. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday

38 working weeks

Salary: Band 2 - £23,426 - £24,189 full time equivalent including fringe allowance (pro-rata). Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience.


Hilltop Infant School are seeking to recruit a new member of staff to join their Catering Team. The successful candidate will supervise a team of Midday and Servery Assistants. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate at all levels, have experience in motivating teams to work together and have the knowledge to ensure high standards are maintained.



The successful applicant will:

  • Line manage both the servery and midday assistants' team to ensure the safety, welfare and good conduct of pupils during the midday break
  • Maintain the servery hygiene and the safety
  • Administer basic first aid and medication where required
  • Ensure the safe return of all pupils to the care of the teachers at the end of the midday break
  • Supervise the clearance of the dining area



We can offer you:

  • a CPD entitlement with purposeful training
  • the opportunity to work with our lovely children and our 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 tour of the school please contact Vikki Adkins, School Business Manager.

How to apply 
It is very important that the HEARTS application form is completed 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.

Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.


CVs are not accepted.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we have enough suitable applications, therefore we advise applying early.



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.
If you would like any support or assistance at any stage of your application process, please contact recruitment@heartsacademy.uk / 01268 572672. We will be happy to discuss this with you. 


Why choose HEARTS Academy Trust as your new employer?
The HEARTS way of working is based on our values of happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth and service, all of which are embedded within each of our schools.   

HEARTS Academy Trust offers a comprehensive rewards and benefits package to all colleagues, including but not limited to:

  • "Every HEARTS Matters" Employee discounts and benefits scheme 
  • Pension schemes (LGPS/TPS) 
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Access to our trust Counsellor 
  • Access to our Mental Health First Aid team 
  • Additional weeks leave during October 
  • Excellent CPD opportunities with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights 
  • Supportive leadership and opportunities to collaborate across the trust  
  • On request, and if appropriate, flexible working 



We believe our employees are our most valuable asset, we strive to create a positive and supportive work environment that rewards hard work and dedication.  Join our team and enjoy the many benefits that HEARTS Academy Trust has to offer.  Please see the HEARTS Extra Programme Recruitment Information pack for full information.


HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory application form, satisfactory references that meet the requirements as set out in KCSIE, satisfactory online search and an Enhanced DBS check, to include a children's barred list check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.


This post 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:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974


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.

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

Information about the School

Hilltop Infant School is an outstanding school that has children at the heart. We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

Hilltop Infant 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 consists of 184 contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.

The Trustees 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, online searches, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview. A copy of the trusts Child Protection Policy is available on our website:- https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/policies

We can offer you:

  • access to the HEARTS Extra Programme (Rewards and Benefits)

  • an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights throughout the year

  • a two-week October half-term

  • supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils

  • a highly effective learning environment

  • a responsive and involved leadership team

  • an 80:20 teaching model (4-day teaching week where all teachers receive an additional 10% non-contact (PPA) time each week as part of the trust policy)

  • a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values

  • access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust including recruitment and HR policies, 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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Contact Information

HEARTS Recruitment Team
Hilltop Infant School
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 762531
Email: v.adkins@heartsacademy.uk

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