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Catering Assistant - Term Time Only 32.5 Hours Per Week - Part-time

Broomhill Bank School (Tunbridge Wells), Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7002-513S
  • Posted:29/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:12/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C 12 December 2022


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Catering Assistant to join our team. Your role will be to meet the needs of our pupils by planning and preparing a range of inspirational menus for a range of bespoke diets.

We are looking for an individual who can:

  • Work Monday to Friday, working 32.5 hours per week. 
  • Create and plan a range of inspirational menus to meet the unique needs of our pupils
  • Prepare meals for children and young adults with complex dietary requirements (or ability to develop required skills)
  • Prioritise and respond to differing demands as pupils’ needs change
  • Ensure they have up to date knowledge and understanding of menu and special offers in order to provide relevant information to customers and clients
  • Use their Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate within their practice
  • Ensure they keep the kitchen area clean, appropriately presented and it is stocked at all times
  • Ensure that COSHH, Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and any incidents are reported in line with procedures
  • Ensure all complaint handling is dealt with professionally and in line with procedures
  • Be responsible for smooth operation of relevant equipment reporting any maintenance issues in line with procedures
  • Undertake adhoc duties to support the catering team and services
  • Positively communicate with all pupils and staff
  • Express a willingness to learn and develop

 In return we can offer you:

  • To be part of a resilient and talented body of staff who work tirelessly every day to transform the lives of young people
  • To work in a collaborative and supportive team who remain calm, positive and creative which promotes unity as we resolve emerging challenges together
  • Staff development which is key to our school improvement plan. Expectations are high and there is an array of bespoke support and development opportunities available through our excellent Continuous Professional Development Programme consisting of afterschool training sessions, online learning and academic courses
  • Our staff benefits schemes include: Kent Rewards, Child Care Vouchers and Local Government Pension

If you have the enthusiasm and desire to work as part of an exceptionally supportive staff team in our highly successful special school, we would welcome your application.   

Information about the school

Information about the school

Broomhill Bank School is a highly successful, mixed, special school for students with an EHCP relating to their Communication and Interaction needs. We are based on two sites: Broomhill Bank School (West) is in Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells and Broomhill Bank School (North) is in Hextable near Swanley. Both sites are attractive with lots of space for our students. We also have extensive plans for new buildings which are currently in development.

We are members of the collaborative group of Kent Special Schools KSENT, which consists of 24 special schools across Kent.

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