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  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,892.00 Annually (Actual) NJC Grade A2 7.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

Mealtime Assistant job summary

St James Primary School are looking to recruit a Mealtime Assistant to ensure that the lunchtime supervision of children is adequately covered. The successful applicant will need to supervise, assist and encourage the children with the daily meals and undertake playground duty promoting positive relationships and play.

The following job description is not a comprehensive definition of the post but gives a good idea of what your duties will entail. Discussions will take place on a regular basis to clarify individual responsibilities within the general framework and character of the post as identified below.

School Meals

To ensure that children entering Dining Room have clean hands.

To encourage good table manners and orderly behaviour in Dining Room.

To see that drinking water is provided and assist in pouring water for young children.

To assist young children in handling knives and forks, and if necessary cut up their food.

To encourage children to eat the meal provided and encourage them in avoidance of waste.

To assist young children to choose a balanced meal.

To supervise the orderly return of empties to a given point.

To wipe down tables between, and at the end of, sittings as time permits.

To clean up after spillage of food, water or sickness in dining area during the service of the meal.

I In General

To undertake playground duty, supervising by circulating amongst children.

Person Specification





  • Experience of working with children.

  • Experience of working in a catering environment.

Practical Skills &

Personal Qualities 

  •  Ability to supervise children.

  • Good literacy skills

  • Good communication skills.

  • Able to work as part of a team.

  • Flexible, trustworthy, reliable and punctual.

  • Good numeracy skills.

Equal Opportunities 

The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer 

We offer:

  • A Trust that is committed to our people and their development and wellbeing.
  • A warm and friendly environment with possibilities to inspire our children.
  • Dedicated, supportive and friendly colleagues.
  • Employee loans and assistance programme.
  • Leading edge technology.
  • A generous pension scheme.

How to Apply:

Ready to join the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust family?

Click on the 'Apply Now' button.

Join us on this exciting journey to shape the future of education at Dartmoor MAT. Your skills, passion, and dedication will help us continue to inspire young minds and transform lives.

Apply today and be the spark that lights up the future! 

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 St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School

School type
Free School, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
209 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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