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  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£10.90 Hourly 39 weeks per year; 16.25 hours per week

Catering Assistant job summary

Role Summary

To provide support in the preparation, cooking and serving of food and beverages, taking responsibility for providing great nutrition to our students and staff.

Understanding that nutrition supports the delivery of world class education and positively supports employee wellbeing.

Key areas of responsibility - What will you be doing

Build Knowledge

  • To assist in the preparation, cooking and serving of food and beverages as directed by the Catering Supervisor.

  • Use of IT and systems to deliver exceptional customer service

 Build Trust

  • To maintain high standards of cleanliness, safety and hygiene of the premises and equipment and to work within the guidelines of the Health and Safety and Hygiene Regulations.


  • To prepare the service area, hot cupboards and other equipment in the dining area to ensure food is served efficiently and in a hygienic environment.

  • To inform the Catering Manager of any defects in equipment, suspect food or other concerns relating to Food Safety.

Clarity and Energy

  •  To assist with the smooth running of the school kitchen and assist at catering functions. 

  • To prepare the dining area to include moving and setting up tables and chairs, setting trolleys.

 Follow Up

  • To load dishwashers and to wash dishes, cutlery, tumblers, jugs, serving utensils, containers, tables and all other catering equipment in the dining area.

  • To clean on a daily basis all catering areas to standards laid down by the school as directed. To assist in cleaning up the dining areas, kitchens and catering equipment after the lunch periods, including cleaning and putting away tables and chairs, washing up/loading dishwashers, cleaning kitchen surfaces and kitchen equipment as required.

Act as relief cook when required and support with wider catering duties where needed.

Person Specification - How you will be doing it

Dream Big

  • Deliver value opportunities for world class education for all students

Take Responsibility

  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department. 

  • Ensure Health and Safety and Safeguarding are at the centre of your approach.

  • Take accountability for your own development and aspire to deliver the very best practice across all areas of your role.

  • To be self motivated with a strong drive to achieve in line with the vision and values

Be Kind

  • To ensure customer service is at the centre of your approach

  • To encourage acceptance and inclusion of all students. 

  • Support positive strategies for promoting equality and for challenging racial and other prejudice.


GCSE qualifications or equivalent


NVQ level 2 in related field

Basic food hygiene and safety certificate


Excellent communication skills

Strong organisational skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Knowledge of basic food hygiene procedures


Previous experience in catering

Experience in school catering

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description

You could reasonably be asked to work out of our partner sites to support where required

Commitment to safeguarding

Please refer to our safeguarding policy on the Athena Learning Trust website at:


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About Bideford College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1430 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Bideford College is part of the Athena Learning Trust alongside Altarnun Primary, Atlantic Academy, Egloskerry Primary, Launceston College and Launceston Primary School .

Bideford College is a rapidly improving 11 – 18 secondary school on the North Devon coast. It aims to ensure that all students, regardless of socio-economic background can successfully move on to their next step in education or employment with the skills and qualifications they need. We do this through a broad and balanced curriculum and co-curricular offer which enables students to develop resilience, knowledge and contribute positively to the local and global community. We are committed to driving up standards, insisting on high expectations and raising the aspirations of our students.

We are proud of the broad and balanced curriculum that we offer our students in both the main school and in the sixth form. It offers the potential to develop a range of academic and vocational skills that prepares young people for careers in the 21st century. This is underpinned by a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that nurtures the development of sporting, artistic and technical talents that sees our students succeed at a local, national and international level.

Bideford College is a caring community and we are proud of the inclusive school climate that has been created through the positive relationships developed between students and staff. We want our students to feel safe in the learning culture that exists in the classrooms of the college.

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