Catering Assistant / Kitchen Assistant

England, Essex, Colchester
£9 - £10 per hour
12 May 2021
09 Jun 2021
Education, Schools
Job role
Contract Type

Catering Assistant / Kitchen Assistant

Temporary, Term Time

£9 to £10 Per Hour - PAYE

Location: Chelmsford, Colchester & surrounding areas

Closing Date: 20/05/2021

Catering Assistant / Kitchen Assistant

ECC are currently looking for Catering Assistants for schools across Essex.

Do you have previous experience as a Catering Assistant or Kitchen Assistant?

Working as a Catering Assistant in a school kitchen you will be part of a team providing support preparing and serving food in the school canteen kitchen to the children. Providing a warm and welcoming catering service with the help from an engaging and helpful colleagues

Hours of work:

This are term time roles (Monday to Friday), varying hours.

You must be available to work Monday to Friday, on an ongoing basis (during term time).

Duties include:

  • Service of food / Preparing and serving tasty, nutritious and well-presented meals
  • Cleaning of premises and equipment
  • Cooking and preparation of basic food items such as vegetables, fruit, salads, sandwiches, toast and beverages
  • Working in the catering stores area, checking and putting away orders
  • Helping to wash kitchen equipment and dishes
  • Keeping dining areas tidy, clean and sanitary
  • Ensuring that the kitchen and associated areas are kept to a high standard of hygiene, including food and equipment storage
  • It can involve taking of cash, mainly via the use of cash tills

The Person:

Previous experience in a similar role is required. However, this does not have to be within a school or educational setting. Assistance with applying for required checks and clearance will be offered by ECC.

We are looking for someone who brings:

  • A real passion for food and an aptitude for following recipes
  • Great customer service skills and be very comfortable in a customer facing environment
  • Works well under pressure, and is comfortable in a very flexible, fast paced working environment
  • Enjoys learning new skills and has an enthusiasm for catering
  • Works well both on own, and as part of a team
  • Basic knowledge of food preparation
  • Good communication and ability to follow instructions

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please email

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit:

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.