Job OutlineGeneral Catering Assistant (Primary school) Term time only



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£5,224 per annum (£9.50 per hour)

General Catering Assistant (Primary school) Term time only Ref: 4NCH9YAP


Location: Cambridgeshire
Organisation: Harston & Newton Primary
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 12.50
Salary: £5,224 per annum (£9.50 per hour)
Closing Date: 12th August 2022

General Catering Assistant (Primary School) - Term Time Only

To support the Cook Manager in the preparation, service and clearing up of the on-site meals service in accordance with the policy of HCL, including transported meals if appropriate to the Unit.

  • Undertake basic cooking of food as required by the Cook Manager to the standards specified by HCL. Maintain standards of food handling, food hygiene and cleanliness in line with HCL’s Food Safety Management System (FSMS).
  • Assist with serving meals and cleaning duties as required by the Cook Manager within the kitchen or dining room, including general washing up and clearing away.
  • Ensure that all food is prepared, cooked and served in strict accordance with the HCL published menu and with the Government’s School Food Standards.
  • Assist in the delivery of any special dietary, emergency and hospitality catering as required.
  • Understand and work within HCL Policies and Procedures as set out in the HCL Food Safety Management System (FSMS) and the Health & Safety Policy.
The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

HCL is an award-winning specialist caterer with a foundation in the education sector. We provide quality services to academies, colleges and schools whilst maintaining a clear social ethos and bringing the acumen, drive and passion of a rapidly growing commercial organisation.

At HCL our staff is our greatest asset and we are pro-active in providing the tools to develop individuals into motivated teams.

HCL is committed to openness and equality of opportunity in every activity, from the way we employ staff to the way we deliver services. It is a central responsibility of managers and employees of the company to ensure that every individual that we come into contact with is treated with dignity and respect. An HCL Employee Handbook will be given to all staff, and a full briefing on the contents of the policy is included in induction.

Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to HCL. The company expects employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable HCL to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a DBS check or Basic Disclosure. You must ensure that the appropriate form is completed and returned as requested, as this will form a contractual requirement. If you require a criminal record check, you must allow the company to retain a copy of the disclosure certificate within your personal file should it be required. If you fail to disclose any caution, reprimand or conviction which is later identified on your DBS check you may be subject to disciplinary action and HCL has the right to suspend or dismiss you. Please note that additional information referring to the Disclosure and Barring Service is in the guidance notes to the application form. If you are invited to an interview you will receive more information.

It will be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for the Health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

HCL is committed to giving you every opportunity to pursue your own personal development, raise your standards of performance and enhance your career prospects. A professional qualification will be required as part of this role. It is vital that you recognise that learning is a personal responsibility and therefore HCL expect you to take an active part in your learning and development.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the team!

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.