Catering Assistant Ref:3006283

Come and join our amazing team!

Abbot’s Lea School is a large and highly successful special school educating over 270 students aged 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant specialist support to succeed academically and achieve their full potential.

The school’s mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism.

We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education – The ASD Model © which underpins our promotion of:

A – academic progress
S – specialist support
D – development of life skills

Following the promotion of the current post holder we are now recruiting for a Catering Assistant to join our team.

Catering Assistant
35 hours per week for 40 weeks per year (Term Time plus 5 days)
Salary: Grade 2
Actual salary based on 40 weeks per year (0.9 FTE) is between £16,705 to £17,380
Working hours: 8:30am-4pm Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent

Reporting to the Cook, you (and the other 2 Catering Assistants) will support with the preparation, cooking and serving of school meals for our students. You will also order and distribute items for student snacks and food technology lessons and ensure excellent standards of hygiene are maintained.

The team works closely with students, their class teams and our therapists in order to promote and encourage healthy eating and diversify the range of foods our students eat. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in promoting healthy eating and new experiences for our students.

The catering team are also responsible for ensuring that our food technology room is stocked and prepped for lessons which are a vital part of our life skills teaching.

If you have experience working in a similar environment and are excited to enhance our catering service for students we would love to hear from you. Previous school experience is not required.

For the posts advertised, you must:

• Be experienced preparing food and supporting cooking of meals
• Be experienced in stock control and ordering of produce
• Have excellent communication and team working skills
• Have a willingness to engage with students on various food related projects
• Be physically fit enough to transfer food and equipment on trolleys

To obtain the information about the post, please visit our website:

If you would like further information about the roles or the school please contact Tom Noonan (

Closing date: Thursday 20 January 2022 at 4pm

Interviews: Thursday 27 January 2022

Positions are subject to Safer Recruitment checks, including an enhanced DBS check. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

£16,705.00 - £17,380.00
Closing date
How to apply
To obtain the information about the post, please visit our website:

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