VACANCY – Midday Assistant


We currently have a vacancy for a Midday Assistant, supervising the children both in the dinner halls and outside during the lunch period. The rate of pay is £9.43 per hour. The hours are 6 per week (Monday to Friday -12.00pm to 1.00pm or 12.15pm to 1.15pm).


We are also looking to appoint casual Midday Assistants to work “as and when” required.


For further details and to request an application form, please see Sarah Mark, HR Officer, or email


Closing date: Thursday 24th September 2020





Hours per week:  28¾ hours (Monday to Friday 8.00am to 2.00pm includes a 15 minute unpaid break)

Salary:  Actual salary £13,223 per annum (FTE £20,493)

Employment Type:  Permanent contract 

Start Date:  w/c 30th November 2020

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Cook to work alongside our Catering Manager and busy Catering team, assisting in all aspects of preparing the school meals for the day; we currently serve approximately 400 school meals every day.


The role includes providing assistance with the preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages, maintaining high levels of hygiene standards, cleaning duties (including all equipment and machines) within the kitchen and dining areas, and deputising for the Catering Manager when required.


The successful candidate will be someone who is hard working, has a good understanding of food hygiene and knows the basics of food preparation.  You will have excellent communication skills with both adults and children, and be able to work as part of a team.  


Previous catering experience in a similar environment would be preferred.


Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange an appointment to visit our school, please contact Sarah Mark, HR Officer on 01286 743445.


To apply for this post, please contact Sarah Mark, HR Officer on the above number or email to request an application form.  We are unable to accept CVs


Grove Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The appointment will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, medical check and satisfactory references.


Closing Date:  Noon Friday 2nd October 2020


Interview Date:  w/c 12th October 202



Grove Wood Primary School

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01268 743445