Vacancy Details

Catering Assistant - 16 hours per week, term time only

£7.50 per hour + benefits
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Catering/Kitchen Assistant - School and College setting
Hours: 16 hours per week
Type: Permanent, part time, term time only (Stockport LEA holidays)
Salary: £7.50 per hour + benefits

We are recruiting for a Catering Assistant to support the Catering Manager and team to provide a catering service of a high standard that meets the needs of the Trust and on site residents.

What are the hours?

• 16 hours per week
• Monday to Thursday 10.45am - 2pm, and Fridays 11am – 2pm
• This position is term time only as the role provides catering support for a school and college


• Undertake all kitchen duties to highest standard against Service Levels agreed with relevant departments.
• Provide a customer focussed service to students and Trust staff
• Sort, monitor and record food and deliveries that comes into the kitchen to ensure it is correctly categorised and stored
• Operate kitchen equipment in line with training and manufacturer’s instructions
• Ensure all kitchen equipment and materials are secured during and at the end of shift
• Support emergency and deep clean cleaning requirements from time to time as directed by line manager
• Attend and undertake learning and development to fulfil role and/or legal requirements
• Promote safe working practices in job and in others
• Good general education (Level 2 numeracy and literacy)
• Level 2 Food Hygiene (or commitment to achieving this)
• Deaf Awareness and basic sign language course (or commitment to achieving this)
• Willingness to undertake other training relevant to the role


• Working in a busy kitchen environment
• Basic food preparation and service of food

Skills, Knowledge and Ability
• A genuine interest in working with children and young people with complex needs and communication difficulties
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Knowledge of health and safety procedures and systems

Physical Requirements

• The ability to meet the physical demands of the post which require substantial activity around the site that includes walking, standing, lifting, bending, loading and operating kitchen equipment
Personal Qualities
• Reliability and ability to fulfil contracted hours
• High standards of hygiene
• Clean and tidy appearance
• Customer centred focus and attitude

Who are we?

Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School and specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.
This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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