Catering Assistant - Veritas Primary Academy

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Veritas Primary Academy, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0FL
Weston Road Stafford England ST18 GB

Role: Catering Assistant

School / Location: Veritas Primary Academy, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0FL

Employer: Reach2 Academy Trust, Veritas Primary Academy

Responsible to: Catering Manager

Hours: 20 hours per week, Term Time Only

Salary: NJC Spinal Point 13 – The full time annual equivalent salary for this role is £17,391 (pro rata salary £8,054.86)

Purpose of the Role: To assist in the preparation, cooking and serving of meals within the School dining hall

Closing Date: Monday 20th August 2018


About The Role:


Are you looking to forge a career within a pioneering and values-driven family of schools? Do you want to belong to a national professional learning community, with opportunities for growth, development and career progression? Are you an exceptional cook, passionate about healthy, high-quality nutrition? If so, this role could be for you!

Veritas Primary Academy is looking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative and passionate Catering Assistant to join our catering team. Food served in school forms a part of our healthy school’s ethos, and exceptional nutrition supports our drive for exceptional opportunities for learning.

The successful candidate will need to hold a NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification/relevant experience in catering in a school kitchen. Candidates should also;

  • Have a flexible approach to working
  • Work well within a team
  • Display initiative and ability to work independently
  • Be enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Be reliable with a sense of commitment
  • Willing to contribute and share ideas
  • Hold a level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene or be willing to undertake the training
Food Preparation
1. Assist in the preparation and presentation of food.
2. Prepare all food items within agreed cooking methods and portion controls.
3. Implement and maintain the School’s food standards, and work with the Cook and Catering Manager to improve where possible.
4. Ensure the food safety of pupils with particular and special diets
Food Service
1. Serve staff, pupils and visitors at service time to the required standard and promote a warm, friendly atmosphere.
2. Encourage children to make informed and healthy choices with regard to their lunch.
3. Have an overview of children’s dietary needs when serving food.
Health and safety
1. Ensure correct use of materials and equipment, and ensure walking areas are kept clean and tidy.
2. Maintain highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene within the kitchen area, and ensure that the cleaning schedule is completed on a daily basis.
3. Carry out spot mopping or deep clean as directed by the Catering Manager.
4. Ensure compliance with the School’s Health & Safety policy, COSHH regulations and all statutory health and safety requirements.
5. Report immediately any machinery faults to the Catering Manager.
6. Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and hygiene.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assist in the production and service of special functions, as required.
2. Attend meetings and training courses as may be required for personal and professional development.
3. Undertake such other work as may be requested by the Catering Manager


You will be joining the REAch2 Academy Trust, a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

The position is for 20 hours a week, term time only (inclusive of 5 Inset Days) and is paid pro rata depending on experience and qualifications. The full time annual equivalent salary for this role is £17,391 (pro rata salary £8,054.86)


Closing Date: Monday 20th August 2018 Interview Date: TBC


Application Form to:

Please return your completed application form:

By post to Lucy Henderson, School Business Manager, Veritas Primary Academy, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0FL

Or email them to

Application Documents:

Application form – Reach2

JD – Catering-Assistant

REAch2 Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Veritas Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory written references.

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