Kitchen Assistant, Lancashire

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Belmont SchoolLancashire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £6,900 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Part-Time Kitchen Assistant 

We are looking for a kitchen assistant for general food preparation and delivery at our primary site in Rawtenstall. You will have experience and basic knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation skills.

About the School

Belmont Primary is an independent specialist day school for boys aged from 5 to 11, catering for children with a wide range of behavioural, social and emotional needs in Rawtenstall. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

We have a team of fantastic multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely together to find creative tailored solutions to support the emotional development to make a positive life changing difference to our students.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide Education and Care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of children and young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role

We are looking for a kitchen assistant to assist with general food preparation and lunch delivery at our primary site to start at the end of July 2019. The successful candidate will be responsible for food preparation and supporting the cook where required and ensuring food allergies/intolerances are considered.

This role is a term-time only (39weeks) 10am to 2.00pm (16 hours), Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm (4 hours) Friday

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have experience and basic knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation skills. Due to the environment, the successful candidate will be comfortable and understand the challenges when working in a special educational needs environment.

Essential Skills and Competencies

  • Experience of working in a catering environment would be preferable
  • A clean and efficient approach to work
  • Ability to work under own initiative.
  • Understanding of the challenges of working in a special educational needs environment.


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same


Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please complete the application form in full including your employment history with no gaps in employment, from the age of sixteen onwards.

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 7th July 2019

Interviews will be week commencing Monday 8th July

More about Belmont School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 6RX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1706 221 043
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Belmont School has an enviable reputation for turning pupils previous failures into success across the north west of England.

With its ethos of traditional values combined with a modern and innovative approach, it has been judged Outstanding by Ofste...