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Kitchen Assistant - Term Time

Heath Farm School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6060-118S
  • Posted:20/09/2023
  • Pay:£9294.64 per annum
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


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Job tile:              Kitchen Assistant

Location:            Heath Farm School, Charing Heath, Ashford, Kent

Salary:                 £9,294.64 per annum (£10.42 per hour)

Hours:                 20 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Contract:             Permanent; Term Time only

Start date:           ASAP

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Kitchen Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our catering team providing meals for students and staff.

About the role

The purpose of this job is to assist the Catering Manager to prepare and serve school meals. There is also an element of interaction with students to encourage a happy and healthy school lunchtime. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation, cooking and serving of meals, considering any special dietary needs.
  • To assist with the clearing up and cleaning of the kitchen equipment, kitchen area and dining hall.
  • Food preparation: both on site serving and for other schools if required.
  • Ensure all health and safety and food hygiene regulations are maintained within the kitchen environment.
  • Ensuring a good standard of cleanliness is maintained.
  • Reporting problems raised.
  • Report any cancellations or extra meals needed and maintaining records.
  • To assist in the lunchtime supervision of pupils to ensure that the meal is completed on time in a safe and hygienic setting.
  • Report behaviour observations to a teacher in order for them to maintain the school’s standard of discipline and behaviour.

Information about the school

About the School

It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School. Under the leadership of the new, forward-thinking headteacher, the school and its team are currently in the process of redesigning and creating a purposeful and unique ‘Heath Farm Curriculum’ that fully meets the holistic needs of our students.

We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil can make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education. From our nurturing approach for primary pupils through to the relaxed working environment of the specialist 6th Form Centre, all students are encouraged to reach high standards in every aspect of their lives.

Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school.

As an independent SEN school, we are far removed from the toxicity and bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially, we do what we know is right for the students in our care.

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable pupils and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Education and Care is part of the Outcomes First Group.

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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.