Food Service Assistant, Didcot

Aureus SchoolDidcot
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £16,497 FTE
Contract term: Permanent

Aureus School is a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’.  We are looking to expand our team and are seeking a Food Service Assistant to join our lunchtime catering team starting with us as soon as possible. The working pattern is Monday to Friday from 12pm to 4pm, working term time plus one week in the summer holidays. The actual salary for the role is £8,013 (full time equivalent of £16,497).  

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

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

To support the provision, presentation and service for the school’s function catering requirements

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

Contribute to achieving good value for money in the food service operation

Support the management, scheduling and monitoring of food ordering, storage and service to ensure the minimization of waste

Support the effective consultation and seasonality around menu design to ensure cost effective menu development, relevance and appropriateness for the school community and to ensure a cost effective balance within the menu whilst maintaining the highest quality standards

To ensure that all orders are placed in accordance with the school’s financial regulations

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. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure


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 Deadline: 12/10/2018

Interview Date: 15/10/2018 

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