Kitchen Assistant

As soon as possible
Salary Range: Grade 1 - £15,613 - £15,807 (pro-rata)

The Governing Body would like to employ an excellent Kitchen Assistant to the school. The post holder would be part of a team to assist in the preparation and delivery of the school catering services, carrying out all duties to the required high standards of food hygiene/handling and safe working practices.

The position involves:

  • To wash up dishes etc. in compliance with correct procedures to ensure hygiene standards are maintained.
  • Operate the dishwasher following correct usage procedures to ensure optimum results.
  • Thoroughly and effectively clean kitchen and dining room areas and equipment as required ensuring appropriate cleaning products etc. are used to ensure hygiene standards are maintained.
  • Clean up spillages on tables and floors and clear food trays and cutlery away, quickly and effectively, in line with school health and hygiene procedures.
  • Serve meals, snacks and beverages, ensuring hygiene/food handling procedures are observed at all times to safeguard the health and wellbeing of users of the service.
  • To carry out all duties with a regard to health and safety for others and oneself, ensuring correct protective clothing is used.
  • To attend any training courses relevant to the post, ensuring continuing, personal and professional development.
  • Role requires working with a team.
  • Ability to present oneself as a role model to pupils in speech, dress, behaviour and attitude.
  • The post holder has common duties and responsibilities in the areas of Quality Assurance, Communication, Professional Practice, Health & Safety, General Management (where applicable), Financial Management (where applicable), Appraisal, Equality & Diversity, Confidentiality and Induction.

Closing date for applications is Noon Friday 23 February 2018
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 26 February 2018

Further details about this position and an application pack can be downloaded using the link below.

Completed applications can be returned by post or via email to

Dene Community School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check and appropriate references.

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