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Kitchen Assistant – Booker Park School


We are looking to recruit a Kitchen Assistant to join our catering team. The successful candidate will perform a variety of cooking duties including food preparation, cleaning the kitchen, plating dishes and maintaining supplies.

Information about our school

Part of the Vale Federation of Schools, Booker Park School is a primary special school which caters for children from Nursery to Y6 who have a wide range of special educational needs. Enjoy the benefits of working within Buckinghamshire Council including financial rewards and discounts on purchases from local shops, cafes and restaurants, pension scheme and a 24 hours free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.


Safeguarding Statement

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide two satisfactory references, undertake pre-employment checks including a health check and have a cleared Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check.


The role

The successful candidate will actively participate in the daily operation of the kitchen under the direction of the Chef in preparing and cooking up to 400 nutritious hot meals for students. They will be responsible for supporting the operation and assisting with the delivery of all food services.

Working alongside the Chef and other kitchen assistants you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the kitchen, ensuring compliance of catering-related school policies and procedures, Health & Safety and Food Hygiene regulations.

Awareness of dietary requirements of the children, including those with diagnosed allergies will need to be catered for.

Previous experience within Schools is desirable but not essential.

The candidate

In order to carry out this role you will need to enjoy working for a school with pupils who have special educational needs, be reliable and trustworthy, keep calm and able to work under pressure.

You will enjoy working as part of a team and have an enthusiastic approach to your daily tasks.

Flexibility and a commitment to training is expected.

How to apply

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we are unable to arrange tours of the school and initial interviews will be via Microsoft Teams. To find out more about the role please contact Lynne Worley on 01296 427221 or email office@bookerpark.bucks.sch.uk For further information on our recruitment process please visit our website at https://www.thevalefederation.com/careers/recruitment-process/

Completed applications should be emailed to: recruitment@thevalefederation.com



Closing date & interview

Closing date:          12 noon, Friday 22nd January 2021. Any application received after this time may be rejected. CVs alone will not be accepted.

Interview date:       TBC.  If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, you must assume that your applications has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.


School address and website

School Address:       Stoke Leys Close, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9ET

Office Tel:                  01296 427221

Email:                         recruitment@thevalefederation.com

Website:                     www.thevalefederation.com

Kitchen Assistant Job Description
Kitchen Assistant Person Spec


If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application form below. If you are unable to print the documents or have a disability that makes it difficult for you to complete the forms, please contact us so that we can post them to you or make alternative arrangements.

When completing the application form please account for all your time since leaving full-time education including part-time and voluntary work. Any gaps in your employment history should be fully explained. Please also complete the section relating to previous criminal convictions and sign the application form.

The completed application form should be returned by email to recruitment@thevalefederation.com or by post to:

Sue Haywood
Office Manager
Booker Park School
Stoke Leys Close
HP21 9ET