40 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 August 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 11.45am to 1.15pm Monday to Friday, term time plus 3 PD days for deep cleaning

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale

Grade 2 Point 2 at £11.59/hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Working with the Cook in Charge and the rest of the kitchen team, the Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for the following areas of work:

  • Preparation and presentation and serving of school meals to the highest standards compliant with food safety regulations.
  • Serving and clearing the food areas to exceptionally high standards
  • Washing up crockery and utensils after service to an exceptionally high standard
  • Actively involved in the cleaning of the catering equipment on a daily and weekly basis as directed by the Cook in Charge in accordance with the school kitchen’s cleaning rotas.
  • Be confident in dealing with concerns as they arise and taking corrective action if necessary.
  • Actively encourage the children to enjoy a well-balanced diet and make sensible choices.
  • Together with the Cook in Charge, be willing to attend parent’s evenings, school functions and other school events like the PTFA to encourage use and awareness of the kitchen’s service.
  • Be confident in the use of appropriate equipment.

The post holder must be willing to undertake any training relevant to the post, i.e., foundation hygiene certificate/health and safety certificate/other CPD as appropriate for the school.

What the school offers its staff

Health and Wellbeing Services

Working in education is a challenging job and the health and wellbeing of our staff is high on our agenda and a key priority. We have several Trust wide wellbeing initiatives that offer support and guidance for our workforce:

  • A Trust Wellbeing Strategy and Charter outlining our commitment to staff wellbeing
  • At least one trained Mental Health First Aider in every location, helping to embed our belief that physical and mental health hold equal importance
  • A network of Mental Health First Aiders and Mental Health Leads who provide support, guidance, and signposting to colleagues across the Trust
  • A Future in Mind network representing all our academies, who signpost staff to wellbeing support and information, and ensure staff voice is heard
  • A designated Trustee sponsor whose role is to ensure staff wellbeing remains a priority
  • Wellbeing is a discussion item on each Trustee / Local Governing Body meeting agenda
  • Dissemination of annual staff wellbeing questionnaires to inform future actions
  • Active engagement in national and international awareness days
  • Working towards the Mental Health at Work Commitment and the Education Staff Wellbeing Charte
    • Physiotherapy and musculoskeletal (MSK) services
    • Confidential counselling via face-to-face therapy or secure online video sessions
    • Stress coaching
    • Support services for menopause, long covid, bereavement, cancer, cardiac conditions, lung conditions, medical trauma, mental health problems, motor neurone disease, orthopaedic conditions, multiple sclerosis
    • 24/7 GP helpline and prescription service, offering consultation, private prescriptions, open referrals, and fit notes
    • Surgical assistance programm Flexible and Family-Friendly Policies

      Our employment policies are flexible and responsive to promote diversity and equality, as well as attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We offer flexible working opportunities; job share arrangements, term time working and part time-roles; generous family leave packages; and compassionate or emergency leave.

      Pension Scheme

      We offer an excellent pension scheme with either the Local Government Pension Scheme (support staff) or the Teachers’ Pension Scheme which include death in service benefits. As well as employee’s paying contributions into the scheme (banded, based on earnings level) Empower Trust also pays a generous contribution on your behalf.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

    Save on the cost of the commute, promote a healthy lifestyle, and reduce your carbon footprint - all with our superb cycle to work scheme! Find the bike of your dreams and save up to 42% in tax and NI contributions. Whether it’s a mountain bike, BMX, fixie, electric cycle, or one of those natty bikes with a basket on the front, get the wheels you really want; all at an affordable cost spread over 12 to 18 months.

    Other Benefits
    • Eye care scheme
    • Attractive annual leave allowance
    • Free on-site parking
    • In-house catering
    • Financial wellbeing support
    • Discounts for teachers – https://www.discountsforteachers.co.uk/

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to pacini.s@st-georges-jun.shropshire.sch.uk

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About St George's Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
358 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01743 357133

Age 7-11 Junior School
Years 3 - 7
Maximum 360 pupils on roll
12 classes

Arranging a visit to St George's Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email pacini.s@st-georges-jun.shropshire.sch.uk.

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