Catering Assistant - 15 hours per week, term time only, Cullingworth, Bradford

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Parkside SchoolCullingworth, Bradford

Date posted:
Start date: 30/04/2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 1; Point 6
Contract term: Permanent

Parkside School is seeking to appoint a Catering Assistant who will support the catering function in providing a high quality catering service for students and staff. The successful applicant will undertake food preparation duties and cooking tasks, serving meals and refreshments, to clean the kitchen and equipment and to undertake cashiering duties as required.

You should have an interest in good, healthy and nutritious food; have the ability to work efficiently and quickly; enjoy being part of a team and have high standards of personal hygiene.

Parkside School was judged as a GOOD school by OFSTED in October 2016 and was also shortlisted for the following awards:

· The Telegraph & Argus Education Awards – in the category of School Improvement (Highly commended)

· Sky Sports Awards for education (Top 10 schools nationally)

Parkside is a rapidly improving school situated in a rural situation, close to Haworth, West Yorkshire, with good transport links to both Bradford and Leeds. It is a popular and oversubscribed 11 to 18 co-educational school with around 1100 students on role. Due to the improvements instigated over the last two/three years and also to address the increased need for provision in the community, from September 2017, the school will be engaging in an expansion programme. This will take the school to 210 students on entry, up from the current 180 and will increase the school in size to approximately 1275 (including sixth form) over the next 5 years.

OFSTED October 2016 commented:

“Senior leaders have been successful in improving the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress since the last inspection”

“The Headteacher and his senior team lead the school with energy, drive and determination…”

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good…”

“…Parents agree that their children are safe”

“Relationships between staff and pupils are very positive and the school’s expectations of behaviour are high”

“Across a broad range of subjects, pupils currently in the school are making good progress from their starting points…”

“Teaching and Learning in the sixth form are good…”

If you would wish to apply for this post, then please ensure that the application form is completed in full and returned by the closing date of Friday 20th April 2018 at 10:00 am

Your application should demonstrate your ability to fulfil the tasks stated in the job description. Please note that the school only accepts applications on our fully completed application form. CVs are not acceptable forms of application but may accompany your fully completed application form. 

Parkside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the protection of the child from all forms of abuse. The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment. All persons employed by the school in any capacity will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and will have references taken up. Confirmation of employment is subject to satisfactory check results.

The School has adopted the principles of Safer Recruitment and will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Parkside School is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Parkside Terrace, Cullingworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 5AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1535 272752
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Thank you for your interest in Parkside School. As the Headteacher appointed in September 2013, it has been my privilege to lead the school during a time of significant educational change; one that has seen the school significantly improve student’s ...