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Food Technician - Part-time

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-236S
  • Posted:18/05/2023
  • Pay:WAT Support Grade D pts 6-9 £15,252 - £16,104
  • Start Date:26th June 2023
  • App Close Date:04/06/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Interviews shortly after the closing date


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food Technology technician at St Augustine Academy in Maidstone.

Applicants should have a knowledge of working within a food environment / kitchen and have a working knowledge of Health and Safety. You will be enthusiastic about food and the catering in the home and within different professional settings. You must be competent in the use of kitchen appliances and be able to deal with face to face communications.

The successful applicant will be required to help out on a range of tasks, including, but not restricted to:

• To help prepare materials to facilitate demonstrations and practical lessons, clearing away and proper storage.

• Maintain a high standard of hygiene and safety in the department including cleaning and maintenance of food storage facilities, refrigerators, freezers, laundry, and other electrical equipment.

• Maintaining inventory, checking stock, and ordering including occasional shopping.

• Filing, photocopying and maintaining records.

• Any other reasonable request, as necessary to support the department.

• It would be advantageous if you have a first aid certificate or the willingness to train.

You will need to have the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently across a wide spectrum of people. You will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and have the aptitude and initiative to solve problems and plan your work load.

The hours are 30 hours a week, working 9am to 3.30pm ( with an unpaid break of 30 minutes) Monday to Friday, Term Time only.

Salary:- WAT Support Grade D pts 6-9 £15,252 - £16,104 (Full Time Equivalent £21,968 - £23,194)

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is an all ability school committed to providing an education that ensures that all students succeed and make the most of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based on developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them on to a career path to fulfil their aspirations.

Another core foundation of the Academy is our Faith. Our Christian inclusive ethos is encapsulated by our small community Chapter system where every student is known and nurtured. All students have the opportunity to develop their sense of spirituality, morality, self -respect and wellbeing.

We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. With a grammar stream, our innovative curriculum and extensive Enrichment programme gives students access to those essential employability skills which future generations will need to succeed.

Vision: ‘believe in more’

St Augustine Academy is a high performing school where every student is known, valued and nurtured. We want to prepare our students to be responsible, enquiring, tolerant and confident members of society who can use their talents and abilities to be successful in a world that is constantly changing.

We are committed to: • Providing an inclusive community based on Christian values • Developing the whole person and inspiring a confident, ‘can do’ attitude • Encouraging individual aptitudes and interests so that students can reach their full potential both academically and personally • Offering high-quality CPD to staff to ensure staff and students are as successful as they can be

We have high expectations and believe in: • Excellent behaviour with courtesy and respect for others • The highest levels of attendance and punctuality • The enjoyment of learning whilst expecting hard work from all involved in the Academy.

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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.