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Kitchen Assistant - Part-time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-220S
  • Posted:16/02/2024
  • Pay:£11.04 per hour
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/02/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:4th March


Kitchen Assistant

13.5 hours a week, term-time only + 1 week deep clean

Shift patterns: Mon/Tues/Thu - 11:45 to 2:15, Weds/Fri - 11:15 to 2:15
Salary: TDET Support Scale 3 (£11.04 per hour)

Summary of Role:

Reporting to the Head Cook in assisting with all day to day kitchen duties ensuring compliance with relevant Health & Safety and Food Hygiene requirements.  This is is a high-paced environment, serving 400 high-quality meals per day to our children necessitating person efficiency and teamwork.

Applicants will be expected to undertake a paid trial day as part of the application process.

Main Purpose (Refer to the attached Job Description for full details):

  • Assist with preparing meals;
  • Undertake cleaning of the kitchen, surrounding areas and equipment to ensure the kitchen cleanliness is maintained at a high level;
  • Attend training courses as required;
  • Comply with Health & Safety, Fire Regulations and other relevant School and Trust policies;

We offer

  • Term-time employment (plus 5 days of deep cleaning spread across annual school closures)
  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues, and a positive working environment
  • Benenden Healthcare Society Membership

Closing date for applications: 29th Feb

Interviews: 4th March
Start date: As soon as possible

Applications should be made via Kent Teach or downloaded application forms from our website https://www.whitehillprimary.com/vacancies and emailed to Jenny Lumley, HR at lumleyj@decustrust.com CVs will not be accepted.


Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive 3 form entry Primary School and Nursery serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

TDET is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennifer Lumley
  • Address:Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5HN
  • Telephone: (01474) 352973
  • Email: lumleyj@decustrust.com


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.