School Catering Assistant

7.00 - 7.00 GBP Hourly + GBP7/hour
08 Aug 2017
05 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
School Catering Assistant
Short term Contract
Based in A School
Must be able to start work on Thursday 31st August

Interviews Tuesday/Wednesday 29th or 30th August
**Must have a Updated DBS**

HOURS OF WORK: 25 hours per week 9am-2pm, Term time only (inc. training days)

Broad Description:

Assist with the production and serving of food items and, in the care and cleaning of the kitchen and catering equipment, in accordance with the school's/authority's standards.

Work is undertaken under the guidance of the catering manager.

Main Duties and Tasks
• Assist with food preparation, including weighing ingredients, washing and chopping fruit and veg, making salads, drinks
• Serve food, including offering encouragement and guidance to assist pupils in making choices
• Receive food deliveries, check off and put away
• Keep records
• Handle cash payments for sales
• Wash up (manual and dish washer)
• Wash tea towels and dish cloths
• Clean kitchen equipment, utensils, surfaces, fridges, sinks, ovens, floors, walls, store areas
• Put out, lay and return to storage, furniture used in the dining room
• Clean dining area
• Set up plates and cutlery for use

Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)
• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.
• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
• Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
• Assist with pupil needs as appropriate during the school day.
• Maintain safe and hygienic working practices at all times.
Responsibility for others:

The post has some impact on the well-being of individuals or groups (ie physical, mental, social, health and safety).

Responsibility for staff:

The post has limited (or no) direct responsibility for supervising other staff though may be expected to demonstrate tasks or advise/guide new employees, work experience or trainees.

Responsibility for budget:

The post has some direct responsibility for and is accountable for handling cash, processing cheques, invoices or equivalent or is accountable for small budget.

Responsibility for physical resources:

The post has some direct responsibility for physical resources, involving day to day maintenance of equipment and/or ordering/stock control of a limited range of supplies and/or use of expensive equipment.


Person Specification


• Willingness to participate in development and training opportunities.
• Willingness to undertake induction training.


• Good communication skills.
• Ability to work constructively as part of a team.
• Ability to relate well to children and to adults.
• Have flexible approach to work.
• Demonstrate the understanding and ability to maintain a safe and hygienic working environment.
• Maintenance of a clean and hygienic appearance.

Behavioural Attributes

Customer focused.
Have a friendly yet professional and respectful approach which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect.
Open, honest and active listener.
Take responsibility for assigned tasks.
Be committed to the needs of the pupils, parents and other stakeholders.
Demonstrate a "can do" attitude including suggesting solutions, participating, trusting and encouraging others and achieving expectations.
Be committed to the provision and improvement of quality service provision.
Be adaptable to change/embraces and welcomes change.
Communicate effectively.
Have the ability to learn from experiences and challenges.
Be committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills.

In addition to the ability to perform the duties of the post, issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children will need to be demonstrated these will include:

Motivation to work with children and young people.
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and
Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

Alan (your consultant) has been working the East Midlands Desk for over 5 years so his knowledge of the local schools is exceptional. He has also gained QTS so he knows the education system extremely well. Feel free to contact him for a more detailed chat about the roles we can help you fill.

Clarence Recruitment is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check in line with the Government's Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines (2014)