Catering Assistant

  • NJC Grade D2, Scale Point 4-7
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Inspire Academy



Part Time / Term-Time Only

Inspire Academy is seeking a Catering Assistant to assist in all aspects of high-quality food preparation, serving, cleaning and providing other support to the Catering Manager.

The hours of work will be 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9.30am till 1.30pm, working 39 weeks of the year, paid pro rata across 12 months.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 13th December 2021 at 9:00am, and interviews will be held the afternoon of Tuesday 14th December 2021.

1. Main Purpose of Job

To provide support in the preparation, cooking and serving of food and beverages plus related catering duties.

2. Accountabilities

(i) To maintain high standards of cleanliness, safety and hygiene and to work within the guidelines of the Health and Safety and Hygiene Regulations.

(ii) To assist with the setting up of the service counter, serve food and clean the area after dinner service.

(iii) To set out dining room furniture and prepare the room for dining.

(iv) To load dishwashers, wash crockery, cutlery, cooking and serving utensils.

(v) To clean dining areas, kitchen and catering equipment after lunch, including cleaning and putting away tables and chairs.

(vi) To mop/disinfect the hall floor following lunch service.

(vii) To inform the Catering Manager of any defects in equipment, suspect food or other concerns relating to Food Safety.

(viii) To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the School.

(ix) To act in accordance with the equal opportunities policy and undertake duties as required by corporate and directorate action plans.

3. Organisation

The line manager for this post is the Welfare Manager. The post-holder works under the direction of the Catering Manager.

5. Financial Accountabilities

The post has no financial accountabilities.

6. Working Environment

The appointment is to the Inspire Academy.

The postholder will be part of a supportive team, working with vulnerable children with SEMH and therefore could be exposed to verbal and physical abuse.

To apply:

Please visit the following website and complete PLT's application form:

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  • Reference: KCC887-7000-33S