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  • Start date details

    January 2023 start or Earlier

  • Closing date

    7 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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  • View all Full timejobs - Salary: NJC Scale 1, Point 1-3 Actual Salary £19,281 to £19,787 Working Arrangements: Permanent | Term Time Only | 35 hours per week Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 15:00

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Full-time equivalent salary

NJC Scale 1, Point 1-3 Actual Salary £19,281 to £19,787


We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to prepare services and equipment for the service area for efficient and effective delivery of meals and catering. The required candidate will work as part of a team preparing fresh, interesting and nutritious school meals within budget, which meets the Government and the School’s standards at all times.

Phoenix School Kitchen is partnered with Chefs in Schools – the charity transforming school food and food education.

You are not likely to get bored working with us. You will be helping with the preparation of carefully prepared meals at a specialist school for children diagnosed with ASD. You will also be in charge of training sixth formers on kitchen work placement. At Phoenix School, we run a two-week menu cycle and update our food offer with the seasons. We run lunch service from three school sites, catering for 514 Students aged 3-25 and Staff. You will be working with an eclectic team of chefs, most of whom with a background in fine dining. We work with top-end suppliers to ensure the best available produce for our exciting range of recipes. Our production is done in a brand-new kitchen, with plenty of top-end equipment and toys. At Phoenix School Kitchen, we are proud of fostering a supportive and friendly working environment. There will always be space for your thoughts and your ideas.

You will be:

  • Assisting with and/or organising snack or meal delivery to classrooms or staff rooms.
  • Dishwashing including pots, pans, cutlery and crockery as required.
  • Organisation of goods received: ensuring that stock deliveries are organised.
  • Keeping fridges and dry stores organised.
  • Ensuring that waste is disposed of promptly and in the designated areas.
  • Helping the kitchen porter with refilling paper, soap and cleaning material dispensers.
  • Basic Food Preparation: Processing vegetables, condiments, filling up sauce pots, preparing snack baskets and helping with the preparation of food items for the salad bar.
  • Assisting the Sous chef and CDPS with lunch service as required.

Cleaning: ensuring that your work areas are clean at all times, using the designated cleaning chemicals appropriately, sweeping floors and assisting the kitchen porter with the 7-day cleaning schedule.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff. The Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. All of the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are available on the school's website. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.​
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About Phoenix School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
469 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

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