Job Ref No. ECC5459-724 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Essex scale 2 point 3-4
Position Start Date: 01/07/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/cC 3rd June 2024  

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Brentwood County High School 
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JF
Wishes to appoint a

Catering Assistant
Salary: Essex Scale 2 Point 3 - 4
(£13,359.52 - £13,581.03 per annum depending on experience)
(Plus £404.83 fringe allowance per annum)

26 hours per week
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:45am-12:45pm
Wednesday 7:45am-14:15pm with a 30-minute unpaid break

38 weeks of the year - term time only

It is an exciting time to join the team at Brentwood County High School. With our new building, that opened in February 2024 and a new vision for the school, it is the perfect time to join our journey.
We are currently seeking to recruit a Catering Assistant to join the catering team. This post will assist the Catering Manager in the preparation, delivery and clearing away of food. Previous experience is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided, the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated, have excellent communication skills and a commitment to high standards of health and safety.

Due to increasing student numbers, Brentwood County High School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. Following our "Good" Ofsted rating in June 2022 and several years of excellent student outcomes, demand for places in Year 7 and Year 12 has been rising. In February 2024, we will be excited to open the final stage of our £27 million DFE heritage building project. This will provide new state-of-the-art learning environments - including new science, sporting, technology, and art facilities - whilst also retaining the character of the original school buildings that date back over a century.

BCHS is a Co-operative Academy which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. BCHS is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:
Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
Staff are aided by extensive in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues 
Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education 
BCHS is located in the heart of Brentwood, near the town centre, a short distance from the train station, which is 25 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. The school also includes a large sixth-form campus and achievements at KS5 have been a key strength at BCHS. Parking is available on-site and there are good transport links by both rail and bus. BCHS is just over two miles from the M25.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people. 

What the school can offer: 

Relocation package of up to £8,000 for new employees renting or buying a property 
Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance   
Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools  
Recognition of continuous service   
Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust   
Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme    
Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff  
National Conditions of Service  
Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme   

 If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit to the school or for more information speak to Sophie Neal or call 01375 648901.

BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer. As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Please refer to our recruitment and selection policy statement ( for more information.  
If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust

Interview date: Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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

Laura Girling
Shenfield Common
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood
Essex, CM14 4JF
Telephone: 01277 238911

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