General Catering Assistants

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are seeking to appoint two general catering assistants for our busy dining facility, starting on 3 September 2018.

The catering department employs 32 staff and operates out of a central kitchen with two dining facilities in the centre of the campus, located in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

The most significant part of the daily routine is the provision of lunch for pupils and staff at both schools. School lunch is compulsory for pupils in both schools in the first year and optional thereafter. Pupils opt in or out on a termly basis and take up is approximately 70% and rising with the total pupil numbers each day totalling around 900 lunches split between morning break and lunchtime. The kitchen also provides lunch for all permanent staff and their guests during term time.

The kitchen also provides catering for a wide range of ad hoc events, from providing tea to parents at matches and parent’s evenings, canapés for Speech Days and Awards Evenings, to three course fine dining meals for donor and alumni events.

Back kitchen responsibilities include washing up, general kitchen duties and food preparation. Main kitchen responsibilities are similar and also include serving food to pupils and staff.

A current food hygiene certificate is essential, and occasional evening and weekend overtime is required.

Training and uniform will be provided.

To apply for this role, submit a completed application form and a short covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role by email to Louise Williams, Catering Manager, at: recruitment@kes.org.uk.

Vacancy 1 (permanent)
Type of role: Back kitchen, 21.25 hours per week in total, term time only plus 5 days, 10.00am-2.30pm with a 15-minute unpaid break, Monday-Friday.
Salary: £7,496 per annum, (Grade 1 SCP 1) £8.46 per hour.

Vacancy 2 (maternity cover until 10 July 2019)
Type of role: Main kitchen, 21.25 hours per week in total, term time only plus 5 days, 10.00am-2.30pm with a 15-minute unpaid break, Monday-Friday.
Salary: £7,496 per annum pro-rata equivalent, (Grade 1 SCP 1) £8.46 per hour.

Please specify clearly which shift(s) you are applying for on your application.

Closing date: Friday 27 July 2018 at midday.

Download application pack.
Download application form.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please email Louise Williams, Catering Manager, at: recruitment@kes.org.uk.

King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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