Kitchen Assistant

Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
£18,863 pa
04 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Kitchen Assistant

Up  to £18,863 pa for ft posts including shift allowance, (£9.67 ph), some part-time/term-time posts available 
Croydon, Surrey

Our large and friendly Catering department (38 staff) provides a daily catering service to staff, students and visitors, producing around 1300 lunches each day, and breakfast, supper and all weekend meals during term time weeks for our 160 boarders. Alongside this regular service, we support a range of functions and events in the evening and weekends and provide meals for guests staying on site for holiday courses.

We are looking for Kitchen Assistants to support our Chefs in the preparation, cooking and service of all menu items for everyday meal service as well as specialist functions and events. These roles will suit someone with an eye for presentation who wishes to progress their career in catering.

Most staff work on a shift roster planned half a term in advance to cover 6.00 am to 8.30 pm in term time (more standard hours during holiday periods) and working five days out of seven and receive a shift allowance for this. Some term-time and part-time posts are available including some who work more standard days.

You should have great communication and customer service skills with a polite, friendly and positive attitude at all times. We pride ourselves on offering a high-quality service and want staff who are committed to the highest standards and able to use their own initiative to deliver this. It would be beneficial if you had previous experience in a high-volume catering environment but a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to pitch in are most important. 

In addition to the benefit of working with a friendly and dedicated team in our beautiful green parkland estate in this historic School, we offer:- 
•    30 days paid holiday plus 8 public holidays for full time posts, 
•    free life cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions, 
•    free parking, 
•    easy access to transport links, 
•    free meals,
•    use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities free of charge, 
•    a discount of up to 50% on School fees (85% for wrap around care in school terms) and for Supercamps in holiday periods, and 
•    training and development for candidates seeking to develop a career in catering

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 24th September 2018. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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