Food Service Assistant, Didcot

Aureus Primary SchoolDidcot
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £15,461 - £17,489 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus Primary School is a brand new, state of the art primary school that will be opening on the Great Western Park, Didcot. We will grow to two forms of entry with a maximum capacity of 420 pupils once full, but will open with two Reception Classes and a Nursery provision from September 2018. We are seeking a Food Service Assistant to join our in-house catering provision, working 17.5 hours per week.

Core purpose:

To be responsible to the Cook for the effective and efficient production (preparation, presentation and service) of the food and beverages served to all members of the school community and visitors. 

To be a strong team player within the food services team and support in the objectives of the school’s food service department. 

Key Accountabilities:

To assist as directed with all aspects of food and beverage preparation, packaging, presentation and service in accordance with school standards and procedures.

To undertake all aspects of cleaning as directed by the Cook

To ensure a high standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness at all times that complies with Service Standards and Statutory Regulations including wearing of protective clothing

To attend to the cleanliness of equipment and storage areas, including fridge and freezers.

To work on a rota basis within the range of tasks as directed.

To carry out the preparation of all service areas as directed and to ensure sufficient supplies throughout the service period. This includes moving and setting up furniture, setting up service trolleys and dismantling as required.

To follow guidelines to ensure Food Safety is of paramount important at all times.

To attend all relevant training courses as the need arises.

To work as part of a team with other kitchen personnel contributing to the objectives of the meal service in the school.

To work with the school to improve service delivery.

To treat customers with respect.

To ensure the effective and responsible usage of all kitchen and service orientated equipment.

Food Education:

To support the provision of food education as part of the school curriculum in support with the teaching staff.

To maintain an active interest in the school’s curriculum in order to ensure food continues to play a vital role in the holistic development of the schools community

Function Catering:

To support the provision, presentation and service for the schools function catering requirements

To support the development menus and service opportunities to showcase the schools food service at events and conference to support revenue generation for the school 

Accountable to:


GLF Schools expects its employees to work flexibly with the framework of the duties and responsibilities above. This means that the post holder may be expected to carry out work that is not specified in the job profile but which is within the remit of the duties and responsibilities.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and students are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish’.


We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.


We are open to applications from those seeking flexible roles including zero hours contracts, part time, and job share responsibilities.

Application Date: 24/05/2018

Interview Date: 05/06/2018 

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