School Catering Assistant (Term Time Only)

  • £10.50 - £11.50 per hour + Term time only, Flexi working, holiday pay

  • Sittingbourne, Kent

Location: Sittingbourne and surrounding areas

Position Type: Part-Time (20 hours per week)

Hourly Rate: £10.50

Job Description:

We are currently seeking multiple motivated and reliable School Catering Assistants to join our team located in Sittingbourne and surrounding areas of Kent This is a part-time agency position, offering flexible 20 hours per week, with an hourly rate of £10.50 plus holiday pay on top. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the smooth operation of the school's catering services, ensuring that students receive nutritious meals in a safe and welcoming environment.


  • Food Preparation: Assist with the preparation and cooking of meals according to established recipes, portion sizes, and dietary guidelines. This includes chopping, peeling, and slicing ingredients, as well as assembling ingredients for recipes.
  • Serving and Portioning: Assist in the efficient and timely service of meals to students, ensuring appropriate portion sizes and adherence to any special dietary requirements.
  • Cleaning and Sanitization: Maintain cleanliness and hygiene standards in the kitchen and dining areas. This includes cleaning work surfaces, utensils, and equipment, as well as maintaining a tidy and organized kitchen environment.
  • Stock Control: Assist in monitoring stock levels of food, beverages, and other kitchen supplies. Notify the Catering Manager of any shortages or items nearing expiration to ensure an adequate supply is maintained.
  • Dietary Requirements: Familiarize yourself with any specific dietary requirements of students, such as allergies or intolerances, and ensure appropriate meals are provided to meet their needs.
  • Health and Safety: Follow all health and safety regulations and guidelines, including safe food handling practices, to ensure the kitchen and dining areas are safe and hygienic environments for staff and students.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with the Chef Manager and other team members to ensure efficient and coordinated delivery of catering services. Provide assistance and support as required.

  • Requirements:

  • Enhanced DBS: Possess an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate or be willing to undergo the necessary checks. This is to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people in line with our school's policies.
  • Previous Experience: While prior experience in a similar catering role is desirable, it is not essential. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Food Safety Knowledge: Basic knowledge of food safety and hygiene practices is preferred, although further training will be provided in the form of a Level 2 Food hygiene certificate.
  • Team Player: Ability to work effectively as part of a team, demonstrating good communication skills and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.
  • Reliable and Punctual: Demonstrate reliability and punctuality in attendance, as the role requires adherence to specific working hours.
  • Physical Stamina: Possess the physical stamina to stand for extended periods, lift heavy items, and perform repetitive tasks.

  • If you are passionate about providing nutritious meals to students and ensuring a high standard of service, we encourage you to apply for the School Catering Assistant with us at Twentysix Recruitment. Please submit your application, including your most recent CV, detailing your suitability for the role. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Note: The job description provided above is a general outline of the responsibilities and requirements associated with the School Catering Assistant position. It may be subject to modifications based on the specific needs and policies of the school.

    26 Recruitment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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