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Catering Assistant

West Sussex County Council
12368.00 - 12573.00 Annual
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Hospitality & Catering
Contract Type
Part Time

Do you have experience in catering?

Can you be understanding of the differing needs of young people with special educational needs?

Are you passionate about healthy and balanced eating?

If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! We're looking for someone who can be a part of our mission to deliver a front–line catering service that supports support pupils with their life skills and the preparation of healthy and nutritious food.

Do you want to find out more about Catering Services we offer? Click here to find out more.

Salary: GBP12,368 to GBP12,573 per annum (pro rata for part time and calculated to term time only)

Working Pattern: Part time (23.75 hours per week)

Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only (39 weeks)

Location: Cornfield School, Cornfield Close, Littlehampton, West SussexBN17 6HY

Interview Date: Week commencing 06 May 2024

The Opportunity

With a term time only contract that allows a work/life balance, great pension plus a range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers. There's never been a better time to join!

County Catering are proud to deliver school meals in special schools and to support the contract management of primary school meals and Meals on Wheels.

This exciting opportunity will require you to support the day–to–day operation of the kitchen including preparation, cooking, and cleaning to the required standards, ensuring hygiene and safety measure are maintained.

As an essential member of the Catering Team, you will thrive in a busy environment, be adaptable and flexible and will support colleagues to maintain high professional standards.

For more information on the Key Skills as well as the Qualifications and/or experience required, please refer to the Job Description attached.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do.

We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work–life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

Upon joining us you will have access to a range of benefits including the following:

  • A excellent local government pension scheme
  • A Term Time Only (TTO) contract where you will only work during periods in which schools are open.
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • volunteering opportunities
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers; groceries, travel, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities, high street retailers and the opportunity to save over GBP1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform (see our Staff discounts page if you are a business looking to offer a discount)
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans.

For a full list this can be found at our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CPP00916.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Click apply below, upload your CV, and complete the application form, explaining how you meet the key skills in the attached job description. Please ensure all that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.

Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, satisfactory references and health check.

Equity, inclusion and accessibility is very important to West Sussex County Council. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, as this helps us build a diverse and talented workforce, that reflects the communities we serve. We ensure our approach to recruitment is flexible and supportive to enable all applicants to be at their best and to ensure they have the best possible chance of success.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that have a disability, are a veteran or are a care leaver. More information can be found on our application help page

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