Phoenix School, London, E3 2AD

11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    January 2023 start or Earlier

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • 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

Contract type


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.

Applying for the job

How to apply:

To discuss the post further please contact Harriet Stirrup Head Lead Chef by email or call 020 8980 4740.

Application form can be found on school website:

Please return your completed application to:

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 7th October 2022

Shortlisting: 10th October 2022

Interview: 18th October 2022

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview.

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Supporting documents

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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
Contact phone number

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

To discuss the post further please contact Harriet Stirrup Head Lead Chef by email or call 020 8980 4740.

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