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General Kitchen Assistant - Maternity

Offham Primary School, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2187-156S
  • Posted:05/06/2024
  • Pay:KR3 (£21,293 - £22,493) FTE
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:19/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week of 24th June


Offham Primary School are currently seeking a General Kitchen Assistant, to work alongside our School Chef daily. This is a maternity cover post. Hours of work are Monday - Friday 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. term time only. 

At Offham Primary School, we provide our own catering and you will be working alongside an experienced School Chef. We pride ourselves on delivering healthy and tasty school meals, including a main, vegetarian and packed lunch option daily. We also cater for a number of children with special dietary requirements. Our children and our families help us to select our menus, meaning that children really enjoy school dinners. Our school kitchen has also been recently refurbished and has an excellent new combination oven.

Our Kitchen Assistant is a vital part of our catering team, helping to prepare our daily meals and ensure that our kitchen always meets 5* food hygiene standards. 

Daily duties to include:

  • Cleaning the kitchen, including washing kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls
    • Carrying out basic food preparation tasks
    • Ensuring our chef is equipped with the food and tools needed
    • Helping the chef get ready for service by preparing food. Kitchen assistants may be expected to peel, trim or wash food so it is ready to be cooked or prepare puddings or basic elements of the daily meal.
    • Loading and unloading the dishwasher
    • Helping to serve meals

Ideally we are looking for someone who enjoys working with children, is kind, patient and has a good sense of humour.  We would like someone who is hard working and can pick up new tasks quickly and with ease.

For further information about the school please visit the school website:

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Offham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references. In accordance with KCSIE 2023, an online search of shortlisted candidates will be carried out and candidates are expected to complete a self disclosure.


Information about the school

Offham Primary is a rural school with 7 classes and is located approximately 3 miles from the town of West Malling. The school serves a supportive community of children and parents, who are enthusiastic about learning and leading their school. Our core values: Respect, Responsibility, Collaboration, Resilience and Compassion are at the heart of everything we do. We have a keen interest in outdoor learning and future environmental sustainability.

We have an attractive school site with large classrooms and dedicated outdoor learning areas, including our amazing Forest School base. Our school is well equipped in all aspects of the curriculum with a school library, well-being room, and mini buses to use for trips. There is a very supportive PTA and Governing Body. Innovative teaching and traditional values are combined to give children an excellent primary education. There is a driving ambition for continuous improvement and we are always on an exciting journey to be the best we can be.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emily John
  • Address:Church Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5NX
  • Telephone: (01732) 842355
  • Email: office@offham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01732) 875133


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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.