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Catering Assistant - Part-time

Amherst School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2141-173S
  • Posted:13/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:13/07/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Amherst School is looking to recruit a Catering Assistant to join our team.   We run our own kitchen in house, and prepare hot and cold meals each day during term time.  This role is for 16.25 hours per week, working 11.15am until 2.30pm Monday - Friday, term time only.  The pro rata salary for this role is £7,132, paid monthly at £594 per month.  (Full time equivalent salary is £19,293).

What we are looking for:

Enhanced DBS check is required for this role

Previous experience of working in a kitchen

Flexibility to provide cover for staff absence at short notice

Skills Required:

Have food preparation experience and an understanding of safe and correct food hygiene/handling procedures.

Have a Level 2 food hygiene certificate or be willing to work towards this

Allergen awareness training


Able to work on their own and/or as part of a team

Able to take instruction and willing to learn

A basic knowledge of health and safety

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

Information about the school

Amherst School is a three form entry junior school in Sevenoaks. The majority of our children transfer from Riverhead Infants School. Our Ofsted inspection in January 2019 reported that our leaders and governors provide clear direction, which creates a strong sense of community and purpose which motivates staff and pupils to achieve very well.

The report also stated that:

Staff are fully committed to delivering the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation; they all said they are proud to work at the school. Parents responded very positively and in large numbers to Ofsted’s online questionnaire. Two parents, speaking for many, said: ‘The children are very well motivated and inspired to learn as well as to participate in the many extra-curricular activities’ and then, ‘The teaching staff go above and beyond for their pupils.’ Leaders are fulfilling the school’s aim to ‘Inspire every pupil’.

Pupils are very well behaved and have positive attitudes to learning. They recognise the high-quality support that they receive from adults in the school. One pupil told me that, ‘adults do everything they can to help us’. Pupils are articulate, polite and well mannered. They listen well and respect other people’s ideas. Their attitudes to learning are extremely positive. Pupils enjoy their learning and talk about their determination to do as well as they can. Pupils say that they enjoy the very wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer, currently over 50 clubs. These are varied and high quality'.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).