Catering Assistant, Croydon, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Total salary of £18,863 pa for ft posts Hourly rate of pay from £9.67 ph including shift allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Catering Assistant

Total salary of £18,863 pa for ft posts 

Hourly rate of pay from £9.67 ph including shift allowance 

Croydon, Surrey

Our large and friendly Catering department (38 staff) provides a daily catering service to staff, students and visitors, producing around 1300 lunches each day, and breakfast, supper and all weekend meals during term time weeks for our 160 boarding students. Alongside this regular service, we support a range of functions and events in the evening and weekends and provide meals for staff and students staying on site for holiday courses so most roles are all year round.

You will help with serving customers in the front of house area, and assist with preparing and clearing the dining hall and servery area and cleaning and washing up of all kitchen and service equipment, utensils and crockery both by hand and using mechanical equipment. Staff work on a shift roster planned half a term in advance to cover 6.00 am to 8.30 pm in term time (more standard hours during holiday periods) and working five days out of seven and receive a shift allowance for this.

You should have great communication and customer service skills with a polite, friendly and positive attitude at all times. We pride ourselves on offering a high-quality service and want staff who are committed to the highest standards and able to use their own initiative to deliver this. It would be beneficial if you had previous experience in a high-volume catering environment but a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to pitch in are most important. 

In addition to the benefit of working with a friendly and dedicated team in our beautiful green parkland estate in this historic School, we offer:- 

  • 30 days paid holiday plus 8 public holidays for full time posts, 
  • free life cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions, 
  • free parking, 
  • easy access to transport links, 
  • free meals,
  • use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities free of charge, 
  • a discount of up to 50% on School fees (85% for wrap around care in school terms) and for Supercamps in holiday periods, and 
  • training and development for candidates seeking to develop a career in catering.

Please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/vacancies for further details about our School, the role and the application process. To apply, you will need to submit a fully completed application form, taking care to ensure that your supporting statement outlines the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer, to hr@royalrussell.co.uk. References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 24th September 2018. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...