Flexible Catering Assistant - North and South Kirklees



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We are currently looking for part-time Flexible Catering Assistants to join our team of skilled and enthusiastic Chefs working in schools in your area! It is anticipated that you will work Monday to Friday between the hours of 11:00am to 2:30pm, during Term Time.

As Flexible Catering Assistant, you will be working in various school kitchens in your local area, across both High and Primary schools. You’ll be responsible for preparing and closing down service, while providing a high-quality customer-focused service. We know that providing delicious and nourishing meals for children is essential to help to give them the best start in life. This might be the main meal of the day for some children, and you will ensure they have access to balanced, healthy food. In addition to providing the service on a day-to-day basis, you will be involved in providing theme days and other events. We hold several theme days throughout the year such as Summer Sports day and Big breakfast to introduce children to new and exciting dishes from around the world, educating them through food. You will help in creating these exciting menus and maybe even try something new yourself!

Kirklees Catering Service provides high-quality catering services to schools throughout our business portfolio. There will be opportunities for progression within the service for the right candidate.

Some of the key features and benefits of being part of the Kirklees Catering Service include:

  • Paid above the national living wage
  • Free food hygiene training
  • Christmas off every year
  • Term time working, plus 5 inset days and 3 cleaning days
  • Regular working hours and patterns
  • Different kitchen environments making this a diverse and exciting role
  • Monday – Friday working hours
  • Working Hours estimated between 11.00am and 2.30pm
  • Working weeks are 39.6 weeks a year, pay is annualised over the year
  • Free parking at or near most schools
  • Good transport links to schools
  • Career progression options
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension contribution

What we expect from you:

  • To be able to meet high standards of quality and health and safety through our training programme
  • To be comfortable in a very flexible, fast-paced working environment
  • To wear appropriate uniform (provided) and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene
  • Ideally you will have a food hygiene certificate, however, we will provide training to obtain this award
  • Effective communication skills
  • Great customer service skills

For more information about this job please contact Catering relief on 01484221000 or email online.recruitment@kirklees.gov.uk

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