Kitchen Assistant, Lancashire

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Oakfield House SchoolLancashire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £3,661.66 (10 hours per week)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a kitchen assistant for general food preparation. You will have experience and basic knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation skills.

Oakfield House School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11, catering for children with a wide range of needs. 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.


The Role

We are looking for a kitchen assistant to assist with general food preparation and lunch delivery. The successful candidate will be responsible for food preparation and supporting the cook where required ensuring food allergies/intolerances are considered.

This role is a term-time only (39weeks) 11:30am- 2pm Monday to Thursday.


Key Responsibilities

  • To assist the cook in general food preparation
  • To help to maintain a high level of cleanliness and hygiene in all catering and dining areas across the three site
  • To clean preparation equipment, areas and utensils to a high standard in a speedy manner
  • To ensure that any food allergies and/or intolerances are catered for
  • To ensure that all equipment and materials are used in accordance with Health & Safety guidelines
  • To ensure that company equipment is kept in good order and propose solutions to repair any faulty tools or equipment to the appropriate manager.
  • Undertake other duties as requested by your line manager in line with the execution of your role


Essential Skills and Competencies

  • A clean and efficient approach to work
  • Ability to work under own initiative on occasion.
  • 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.



More about Oakfield House School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 12 years
Address: Station Road, Salwick, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0YH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1772 672630
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Oakfield House School offers an outstanding & therapeutic educational approach, ensuring pupils who’ve struggled in previous provisions can settle, be happy, and make extraordinary progress in their learning.

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