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Midday Meals Supervisor and General Kitchen Assistant - Part-time

Offham Primary School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2187-133S
  • Posted:23/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - FTE £19,293
  • Start Date:March 2023
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th February 2023


Offham Primary School are currently seeking a general kitchen assistant/ midday meals supervisor  , to work alongside our school cook, kitchen assistant and midday meal supervisor daily

At Offham Primary School we have in-house catering, meaning that, as our new Kitchen Assistant, you will be working directly for our school team. We are a close knit staff community here at Offham and are looking foward to welcoming you into our happy school team.

We have a small school kitchen and cook all of our school meals daily. We pride ourselves on delivering healthy and tasty school meals, including a main, vegetarian and packed lunch option daily. We also cater for a number of children with special dietary requirements. Our children and our families help us to select our menus, meaning that children really enjoy school dinners.

Last year we refurbished our school kitchen and now boast an amazing new combination oven, which makes our school meals even tastier!

Our new kitchen assistant will be a vital part of our catering team, helping to prepare our daily meals and ensure that our kitchen always meets 5* food hygiene standards. 

Daily duties to include:

• Cleaning the kitchen, including washing kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls
• Carrying out basic food preparation tasks
• Setting up the hall for the children to have dinner with the other midday meal supervisor 

  • Carrying out tasks within  the kitchen as directed by the school cook 
  • Asissting with dinner service 
  • Helping to ensure the hall is clean and tidy after lunch service 

Ideally we are looking for someone who enjoys working with children, is kind, patient and has a good sense of humour. Works hard and thinks on their feet and can pick up new tasks quickly and with ease. Offham is a a rural location so you will need to drive to be able to get to work each day. 

Hours: 11am-2pm daily, Monday - Friday.

This is a part time role, so the salary is paid on a pro rata - take home monthly will be approx. £600/ £650 a month take home.

Information about the school

Offham Primary is a rural school with 7 classes and is located approximately 3 miles from the town of West Malling. The school serves a supportive community of children and parents, who are enthusiastic about learning and leading their school. Our core values: Respect, Responsibility, Collaboration, Resilience and Compassion are at the heart of everything we do. We have a keen interest in outdoor learning and future environmental sustainability.

We have an attractive school site with large classrooms and dedicated outdoor learning areas, including our amazing Forest School base. Our school is well equipped in all aspects of the curriculum with a school library, well-being room, and mini buses to use for trips. There is a very supportive PTA and Governing Body. Innovative teaching and traditional values are combined to give children an excellent primary education. There is a driving ambition for continuous improvement and we are always on an exciting journey to be the best we can be.

Our school family is a really happy one and we invest in all members at all levels. We fully support the training and development of our staff.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emily John
  • Address:Church Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5NX
  • Telephone: (01732) 842355
  • Email: office@offham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01732) 875133

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.