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Kitchen Assistant - Term Time

St Eanswythes CEP School, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-3348-46S
  • Posted:02/10/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Monday 30th October
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 12th October


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

16 hours per week Monday to Thursday term time only to be worked from 10.30am - 1.30pm, Friday 10am - 2pm plus five additional days during school holidays for preparation and enhanced kitchen cleaning.  

St Eanswythe's CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and any post will be subject to enhanced disclosure procedures.

Do you think you are the person you are looking for?  Please contact us today to find out more.

Summary of Role:

Reporting to the Kitchen Manager in assisting with all day to day kitchen duties ensuring compliance with relevant Health & Safety and Food Hygiene requirements. 

About the role

The purpose of this job is to assist the Kitchen Manager to prepare and serve school meals in a fast-paced environment. 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.
  • Serving food to our pupils.
  • Ensure all health and safety and food hygiene regulations are maintained within the kitchen environment.
  • Ensuring a good standard of cleanliness is maintained.

Closing date for applications: 9th October, 2023 at midday
Interviews: Thursday 12th October, 2023
Start date: Monday 30th October 2023


Person Specification: Kitchen Assistant

The following outlines the criteria for this post. Applicants who have a disability and who meet the criteria will be shortlisted.  

Applicants should describe in their application how they meet these criteria.







  • Experience preferred but not essential.
  • Food hygiene certificate an advantage.





  • Some relevant experience working with food and / or in a kitchen environment.










  • Ability to use of kitchen equipment, knives for food preparation.
  • Ability to be able to exchange of information with other catering and dining area staff. Interaction with pupils to ascertain needs.
  • Needs to be able to be responsible for the safekeeping, cleanliness and use of equipment, supplies and consumables/assembly or disassembly of equipment used by others.







  • Knowledge of a limited number of procedures and equipment for preparing, serving and assisting with cooking of food, relevant hygiene requirements.


Information about the school

St Eanswythes Primary is a school where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their personal best. We take a holistic approach to the education of our children and during their time with us, they make excellent academic progress. But the outcomes we achieve are much more far reaching than this; we also place great emphasis on developing the whole child through focusing on good manners, honesty, showing respect, cooperation and collaboration, taking responsibility for themselves and others, doing the right thing, being kind and generally being good people and good citizens. We strive to develop each child’s talent, skills and creativity. We give our children the best possible experiences in sport, music, art and include a wide range of extracurricular activities.The excellent start begins in Reception and continues through the school with staff providing a happy, supportive and purposeful environment, and a curriculum that excites and stimulates children’s imaginations and creative thinking. Frequent trips and visits, community activities and a wide range of after-school clubs further add to the opportunities available to children.

St Eanswythes School is a happy and caring community situated in the heart of the town right opposite the church of St Marys’ and St Eanswythe’s which is instrumental in supporting the school’s clear Christian ethos. Visits to the school are welcomed. We are very proud of our school and would love you to come and see what is going on, particularly when the children are here.

Job Contact Information

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.