Catering Assistant- Ashbrow Infants

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Environment & Climate Change
Environmental Strategy & Climate Change
Venue Management
23 Ash Meadow Close, Huddersfield HD2 1EX
Grade 2
£9.60 per hour

At Kirklees we offer competitive pay, the local government pension scheme, great benefits, flexible working and excellent holidays.

We are currently looking for part-time Catering Assistants to join our team of skilled and enthusiastic Chefs working in schools in your area! It is anticipated that you will work Monday to Friday lunch time hours, during Term Time

This Catering Assistant role sits within the Kirklees Catering team. As Catering Assistant, you will be responsible for preparing and closing down service, while providing a high-quality customer-focused service in your school. We know that providing delicious and nourishing meals for children is essential to help to give them the best start in life. This might be the main meal of the day for some children, and you will ensure they have access to balanced, healthy food. In addition to providing the service on a day-to-day basis, you will be involved in providing theme days and other events. We hold several theme days throughout the year such as Summer Sports day and Big breakfast to introduce children to new and exciting dishes from around the world, educating them through food. You will help in creating these exciting menus and maybe even try something new yourself!

Kirklees Catering Service provides high-quality catering services to schools throughout our business portfolio. There will be opportunities for progression within the service for the right candidate.

Some of the key features and benefits of being part of the Kirklees Catering Service include:

  • Term time working, plus 5 inset days and 3 cleaning days
  • Regular working hours and patterns
  • Monday – Friday working hours
  • Working Hours estimated between 10am and 2pm
  • Working weeks are 39.6 weeks a year, pay is annualised over the year
  • Christmas off every year
  • Free parking at or near most schools
  • Good transport links to schools
  • Free food hygiene training
  • Career progression options
  • Paid above the national living wage
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension contribution

What we expect from you:

  • To be able to meet high standards of quality and health and safety
  • To be comfortable in a very flexible, fast-paced working environment
  • To wear appropriate uniform (provided) and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene
  • Ideally you will have a food hygiene certificate, however, we will provide training to obtain this award if you don’t already have it
  • Effective communication skills
  • Great customer service skills

For more information about this job please contact Catering relief on 01484221000 or email

In order for your application to be considered please fully complete the easy application process answering the shortlisting questions.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

08 October 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.