Catering Assistant (16 part-time hours per week) BLUC88243

Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle
£9 per hour (£6,394 per annum) + benefits
13 Sep 2019
07 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Catering Assistant (16 part-time hours per week) BLUC88243
Salary: £9 per hour (£6,394 per annum) + benefits
Location:  Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Hours: 16 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time only (39 weeks)
Holidays:  School holidays (we follow Stockport LEA holidays)
Type: Permanent position with part-time hours

Close date:  7th October
Interview date:  18th October

Role Summary

Here at Seashell Trust we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting a Catering Assistant to support our Catering Manager as part of our catering team to provide a service of a high standard that meets the needs of the Trust and on site residents in our school and college kitchens.  So if you are looking for a rewarding kitchen/canteen based role, then we would love to hear from you!

• Support the Catering Manager in some of the daily food preparation for lunchtimes at our SEN School and College
• Ensure work schedules and records are signed off as work is completed
• Disposing of general and hazardous waste in the appropriate manner in line with waste disposal protocols
• Provide a customer focussed service to students and Trust staff, serving food ensuring you allow students to make independent choices and that we prepare food choices according to students’ needs
• Detail regular stock checks to ensure required supply of food and materials
• Ensure daily cleaning tasks are carried out in the kitchen and dining areas on a daily basis
• Support the Catering Manager and other kitchen staff in any deep clean schedules
• This is an active role and will require substantial activity around the site that includes walking, standing, lifting, bending, loading and operating kitchen equipment


• Monday to Thursday 10.30am – 1.45pm
• Friday 10.45am – 1.45pm
• 16 hours per week


• GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy essential
• Previous experience working in a kitchen / catering environment
• Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate preferred, or commitment to achieve this
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Our benefits

Pension scheme, on site gym, employee assistance programme, doggy day care/grooming service, cycle to work scheme, free parking and lots more!   We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a national charity supporting children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK.  We provide care and education, for children and young people aged between 3-25 years, in our homes, at our school and college and through our short breaks services.

We provide an environment that is safeguarded and as part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities.  Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.