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Catering Assistant - St Thomas' Infant School, Newbury - Ed Catering 615514 (W)



Job Details:


Hourly Rate: £11.50 per hour

Work Location: St Thomas' Infant School, Newbury

Hours per week: 10.00 - Monday – Friday

Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only

Closing Date: 1st July 2024

Need a term time only job?


Come and join our team


We are looking for an enthusiastic Catering Assistant to join our busy team preparing and serving freshly prepared healthy, nutritious school meals. Our Catering Assistants work term time, during school hours.


It’s a rewarding job, and we’ll give you all the training you need to succeed, we have plenty of opportunities for you to learn and progress. 


You’ll need to enjoy being part of a team, serving lunch on time is essential, so you must be able to cope in a busy environment.


If you have experience of working in a catering environment that would be an advantage, but it’s not essential.


Why work for us?


Education Catering is a forward thinking, solution focused catering service.  With our term time contracts we offer an excellent work life balance, a commitment to training and development and a friendly and supportive working environment. To find out more about us visit our Education Catering work with us page Work with us | Hampshire County Council ( 


You will also benefit from a healthy Benefits package including:-

  • Term time only positions
  • Uniform
  • Full training and opportunities to progress
  • A minimum 24 days annual leave entitlement taken in the school holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Interest free travel loans and discounts
  • Employee Support Services
  • Family friendly policies
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Additional Information:


Catering Assistant - Job summary and person specification


We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we would advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Vetting Requirements:


This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.


As part of the pre-employment checks that are undertaken for this role, you will be asked to complete a Post Offer Medical Questionnaire. The questionnaire is confidential, and is screened by our Occupational Health Department, who will ensure that you are medically fit for this role before being formally offered the position.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:


If you’d like to talk to us about the job before you apply or for more information about the position, please call the manager below.



Marie Pitts, District Manager, on 07718974744



Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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