Catering Assistant

Hoe Valley School
Woking, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
minimum wage
Start Date
To Be Confirmed
19th February 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
To Be Confirmed
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1399060

The School

“Hoe Valley School is an inspiring environment at the heart of its community where every student’s experience is personalised. Our students will learn to think independently, pursue their ambitions and achieve to their highest potential.”

Hoe Valley School is

  •  An oversubscribed secondary school that opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking
  •  Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in June 2018
  •  Delivering innovative and exciting lessons to years 7-13
  •  Committed to ensuring our students leave us with excellent academic outcomes, the skills to be ‘work-ready’ and the traits of excellent global citizens
  •  Following the national curriculum offering an extended day allowing time for additional Maths and English along with time for all students to complete their homework during the compulsory day
  •  A Google School with ICT fully embedded in all curriculum areas
  •  Growing its new STEAM focussed academic Sixth Form, which opened in September 2023
  •  Committed to learning which is relevant with links to the ‘real world’ of business, higher education and the local community
  •  In a state of the art new School completed in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking
  •  Committed to supporting our staff to have a good work / life balance by offering longer school holidays, bespoke CPD programmes, minimising paperwork and meetings and ultimately by trusting our staff to deliver excellent outcomes 

Your opportunity

We are currently recruiting for hardworking, enthusiastic catering assistants to work in our secondary school in Woking.

The role

  •  You will work as part of a team in assisting with all aspects of the preparation and presentation of our delicious fresh foods
  •  You will assist with setting up the dining hall (and sweep and mop after service)
  •  Prepare the cutlery, plates and cups for use
  •  Ensure that all service counters are prepared and replenished during service - and clear down after service
  •  Work the till, ensuring that all foods purchased are correctly entered into the tills
  •  Maintain a high standard of cleanliness, helping with washing up and keeping the kitchen and equipment clean - creating a kitchen you can be proud of
  •  There will be other kitchen and catering duties which may be considered necessary for the smooth and efficient running of the kitchen, service area and dining area
  •  You will be expected to comply with Food Handling & Hygiene standards and Health & Safety regulations

The people

Happy customers always come back for more, so we expect you to ensure great lunch experience. You will serve customers in a pleasant, friendly manner, whether working behind the counters, on the tills, or elsewhere in the school.

About you

  •  Catering experience is desirable, but we are always happy to train the right person
  •  A passion for food is a must
  •  Present yourself in a professional, well-groomed manner
  •  Demonstrate an ability to work quickly but efficiently and keep calm, under pressure
  •  Be an excellent team player
  •  Demonstrate exceptional timekeeping and reliability
  •  Have a committed and organised approach
  •  Have the ability to follow instructions
  •  You will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check

The details

Contract: Part-time and term-time only (including any training days)

Working hours: 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday (i.e. 3 hours per day) from 12 noon until 3:00pm 

Please note, only fully completed School application forms will be accepted as valid applications. CV’s will not be accepted.

No agencies


Safeguarding Statement:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.