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Catering Assistant Catering - Maternity

Bysing Wood Primary School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-2534-81S
  • Posted:23/07/2022
  • Pay:Trust Range 3 (£18039 FTE)
  • Start Date:1/9/2022
  • App Close Date:18/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Contract type: 20 hours, 39 weeks per year (term time + 5 days) to provide a year of maternity cover in the first instance.

Are you:

  • Hard-working, honest, dependable and self-motivated? 
  • Capable of establishing good working relationships with staff, pupils and parents? 
  • Committed to team-work? 
  • Passionate about healthy, high-quality nutrition? 

If so, we’d love you to join us at Bysing Wood Primary School

Here at Bysing Wood we feel that our children and staff deserve the best and as a Catering Assistant we are looking for someone who has a passion for cooking and providing a high quality meal service in a friendly way.

As part of our school's ethos, we know that the food served helps to support our children to achieve their full learning potential, as well as opportunity for a wide range of culinary and social experiences, driven by a committed school team.   

The successful applicant will be supporting the school cook in setting up and clearing after service as well as sharing the food preparation role. We would like someone who has the ability or potential to cover in the event of the cook being absent.

As this role will involve contact with children recruitment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Please apply using the online form on Kent Teach.

Information about the school

Bysing Wood is a friendly Primary School located on the western outskirts of Faversham. The school is growing in popularity, building on a successful Ofsted and the fantastic range of facilities offered alongside a great atmosphere. Currently the school has 190 children on roll, organised in most year groups as single form of entry from Reception to Year 6, although Year 2 has 2 classes and Year 5 is likely to be next. A building project to become 2 form entry over the next few years has recently been completed. September 2018 saw the start of a Forest School provision on site and we opened a pre-school in January 2020, catering for 2,3 and 4 year olds. In March 2020, we were a founder member of EKC Schools Trust, which provides access to the EKC Group colleges' resources to further enrich our curriculum. At Bysing Wood Primary School we value each child as an individual and encourage them to achieve their personal best in a happy, secure, stimulating environment. The displays in school are a major strength and help evidence the rich, relevant, termly topic-based curriculum (with associated visitors and trips) on offer. Our staff are committed to developing the whole child, encouraging learning through knowledge, skills and practical activities. We also support them to become tolerant, respectful and caring individuals who enjoy their work and play and are proud of their achievements. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is high, pointing to the social and economic challenges facing a proportion of our families, although the profile is changing over time as the housing developments in Faversham come on stream.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 532875

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.