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Catering Assistant - Part-time

Amherst School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2141-209S
  • Posted:23/05/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 08:30
  • 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 £7,871, paid monthly at £655 per month.  (Full time equivalent salary is £21,293).

We would also consider applicants able to work 15 hours per week (11.30am until 2.30pm).  The pro rata salary for 15 hours per week is £7,266.

This is a September 2023 start, although suitable candidates able to start immediately would also be considered.

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 May 2022 reported that:

Amherst School is a warm and welcoming community where leaders do whatever it takes to help every child flourish. Pupils love their time at school, not least because of the enormous range of opportunities on offer.

Pupils describe the school as a special place to be. This environment helps pupils to become remarkably confident and self-assured. Their exceptional behaviour and attitudes reflect the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation.

Leaders have planned a broad and varied curriculum. Pupils develop a love of learning due to engaging experiences within and beyond the school.

Leaders maximise their impact through the way they inspire, motivate and develop others.

Without exception, staff say that the headteacher is considerate of their workload and well-being.

Governors are part of the school’s open and honest culture. They provide robust challenge to the leaders, which leaders listen to and act upon. Governors know the school well and are right to have confidence in its leadership.

Should a suitable candidate apply, we reserve the right to close the advertisement at an earlier date. Early applications are welcome.

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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 Education.