Catering Assistant

15hrs per week, 5 days a week, 38 weeks per year. NJC Grade B, £9.43ph

Permanent post to commence September 2021

The Link Academy Trust is looking to appoint a Catering Assistant to work alongside our existing catering team based at Stoke Gabriel Primary School. You will need to be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and hard-working individual who can assist our kitchen staff in providing high quality meals for children, staff, visitors and events at our busy school.

You will need to have an appreciation for the challenges of working in a busy kitchen and be willing to carry out a variety of roles, including food preparation, storage of food stuff, washing up as well as other activities that may change on a day-to-day basis. Ideally, you will have previous catering experience, but training will be provided.

Stoke Gabriel Primary is a thriving friendly school in the beautiful village of Stoke Gabriel which is situated just outside the town of Totnes. The school achieves high academic standards through the provision of an exciting curriculum that makes the most of its beautiful surroundings, a caring, nurturing environment with a family atmosphere and a team of dedicated staff, parents and Governors who strive to meet the requirements of every child.
The school is a vibrant and exciting place to work in, yet its small size enables us to know every child, understand their needs, their talents and the things that motivate them. Stoke Gabriel Primary School has a good reputation built on high standards and a caring ethos.

Main responsibilities:

  • Preparation and serving of meals as required to include main meal, desert and drinks to pupils and staff
  • Assist with the laying up of table and serving counters and then clearing, cleaning and tidying following lunchtime period
  • To comply with all aspects of Health & safety and Food Hygiene Act.
  • Temperature testing of food
  • Clearing up and removal of waste food, packaging and other waste generated by the kitchen and its activities
  • Furniture moving in dining area as required

Ideally, you will:

- Previous experience in a similar role in a school or commercial environment;
- Be able to build good relationships with children and staff and be a friendly and positive presence in our school;
- Be willing to work as part of a team and have a good sense of humour;
- Be able to use your own initiative when required;
- Be able to work under pressure with tight deadlines

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please see the links below for an application form and job description. Completed applications should be emailed to the Trust HR Officer, Sue Howard at

Closing date: Friday 3rd September 12noon
Interview date: TBA

We are supporting the kickstart program.
The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government. It provides a fully funded opportunity for young people to gain experience of working. Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long term unemployment. If you have a work coach they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme and whether it’s right for you.
If you are interested please read the information on the kickstart website and the job description below. If you would like apply complete the application form below.
Completed application forms must be returned to the Trust HR Officer, Sue Howard at