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Catering Assistant

Sir Robert Woodard Academy
Part Time
£9.25 per hour
9th September 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
16th September 2021 09:56 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1174017

                                                                        Catering Assistant

                                                                            Required ASAP

                                                  27.5 hours a week: 8.45am-2.30*pm Mon-Fri

                                                          *includes a 15 minute unpaid break

                                                 Term time plus inset days (39 weeks worked)

                                             £17,842 pro rata (Actual Salary £11,355 per annum)

                                    equivalent to £9.25 per hour (plus 5.65 paid holiday weeks)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing, for a reliable and efficient Catering Assistant to join our busy catering team as soon as possible.

The School

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, is a dynamic and popular 11–18 academy located between Worthing and Brighton, serving the students of Lancing, Sompting and Shoreham. Our aim is that every student is known and nurtured and is provided with learning experiences that allow them to fulfil their potential. We believe that students succeed when the school environment is caring and orderly; every member of staff has a part to play in achieving this.

The Position 

The opportunity to join a friendly and supportive catering team with a strong, shared purpose and a commitment  to providing healthy and nutritious school meals to our staff and students. Daily duties will include food preparation, stocking up, clearing away, cleaning, washing up and operating the till. A good level of fitness and dexterity is required as the role involves standing for long periods, bending, stretching, twisting, kneeling, squatting and being able to lift, carry, push and/or pull loads weighing up to 10kg and to cope with exposure to extremes of temperature. Please review the job description for further details on the role responsibilities.

The position is permanent: during term time and all inset days, working over 39 weeks of the year. There are 5.5 fixed hours worked daily: 8.45am to 2.30pm, Monday-Friday.

The rate of pay is equivalent to £9.25 per hour, paid monthly in arrears. You will receive the same amount of pay each month; support staff are entered into the Local Government Pension Scheme. All staff have access to an employee wellness programme, free on-site parking and a cycle to work scheme.

The Person

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and enthusiastic with a positive ‘can do’ approach and the ability to work efficiently and flexibly in a busy team environment. Candidates must have a good level of fitness and dexterity, due to the physical nature of the role and be able to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with students and staff alike. A satisfactory level of literacy, numeracy and IT skills is also required in order to complete required safeguarding and role related training. Please review the person specification for further details on the skills and attributes required of the post-holder.

Our commitment to Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. All posts will be subject to safeguarding and vetting checks, including the receipt of two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal record self-declaration form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check, therefore individuals on the children’s barred list (and adults barred list where relevant) should not apply. There is a six month probation period for all post-holders.

The Academy is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested, please apply online before the closing date of 26 September 2021, demonstrating how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of the role. CVs alone will not be accepted.  Interested applicants are advised to apply early: the Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint, should a strong candidate come forward before the advertised closing date, in which case the advert may be closed without notice. 


Safeguarding Statement:

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts will be subject to satisfactory references and successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.
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