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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024


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Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 22.5 hours a week.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Previous Catering Experience
  • Experience of using Library Management Systems
  • A proven experience of working under pressure.
  • A proven experience of successfully working with children or young people
  • Must be familiar with health and cleanliness standards for food preparation and presentation.
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal skills for working with the general public.
  • Must be a team player and willing to take on additional tasks to get the job done.
  • Able to perform well and remain professional whilst under pressure.
  • Familiarity with a variety of food types, menus, recipes, and general aesthetics and food presentation.
  • The ability to work flexibly
  • The ability to find creative and imaginative solutions to problems
  • The ability to undertake manual handling tasks of heavy items

What the school offers its staff

We offer a range of wellbeing and work-life balance benefits to recognise and reward the essential contributions our colleagues make to our success and growth. These include access to.

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • High Quality training and support in and across academies enabling career progression.
  • Wellbeing Advocates
  • Lifestyle benefits and discount schemes, including gym discounts and cycle to work scheme.
  • Health protection scheme alongside Flu Jab and eyecare vouchers
  • Generous employer pension schemes
  • Excellent holiday entitlement

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and flexible person with an excellent approach to customer service, to provide assistance with general kitchen duties. This role also includes handling deliveries on a daily basis from suppliers and lifting and moving heavy items into storerooms.

Purpose of Role:

To assist the Head Chef with the preparation and service of school meals and beverages to an excellent standard, and to provide a professional impression to all visitors, parents, pupils and staff. In addition, as a member of the catering staff, to undertake a range of duties within the kitchen and any ancillary duties to support the operation of the school.

  • Working with the Head Chef to ensure deliveries are checked and correctly stored.
  • Work with the team of staff to assist with the food preparation for the pupil’s meals.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the pupils to promote healthy eating.
  • Assist with the cleaning and clearing after each sitting.
  • Other duties reasonable to assist the smooth operation of the Canteen.

We are happy to explore flexible working, subject to the operational requirements of the role.

The Oaklands Primary School is a two-form entry Primary school in Acock’s Green Birmingham. Ofsted recognises that: “Leaders and the Trust are highly ambitious for the school.” Staff “feel valued and part of a strong team.” There is a “rich and engaging curriculum” in place that “stimulates pupils’ interests and their desire to learn.”

If you would like to be part of our journey to excellence, we would love to hear from you.

We embrace and celebrate the diverse communities that make The Oaklands ‘who we are’. We believe that every child has the right to the highest possible standards in their education so that they are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in life. We are ambitious and aspirational for all our pupils and set high targets. We aim high because we know with the right opportunities, our pupils can do it.

We take great pride in developing a caring, creative and safe environment for our pupils and we are passionate about providing a rich and varied curriculum that inspires curiosity and enquiry.

If this role interests you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Sue Powers [ Sue.powers@summitlearningtrust.org.uk.] to arrange an informal visit and to meet our fabulous staff and pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Summit Learning Trust

Multi-academy trust

About the Trust

Why work for us?

The Trust offers:
• A strong focus on staff care and wellbeing
• High Quality training and support in and across academies
• A clear career pathway
• Employee assistance programme
• Employee discount schemes

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a Children’s barred list check

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
965 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Summit Learning Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@summitlearningtrust.org.uk.

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