Purpose of the job:
Goole Academy are looking to appoint a Catering Assistant to join our academy team October 2021.
Goole Academy is a great place to work and all staff are committed to ‘Changing Lives’. Expectations are high and we have an aspirational mind set. We plan to ensure that all our students reach their full potential.
Here at Goole Academy we are on a journey of rapid improvement and are currently ranked as the 2nd highest performing school in East Riding and 3rd out of 55 similar schools nationally. Despite the recent improvements we are not ready to stop developing and improving. Our aim is to be ranked and recognised amongst the top schools in the North of England.
Your new school
With close to 1000 pupils aged between 11 and 16 housed in a mix of modern and traditional buildings, Goole is a busy and vibrant place with great access and an exciting future. There is significant development and investment on the horizon with the announcement of major multinational companies bringing significant funding to the area. One example of this is the arrival of a £200million Siemens Mobility project developing a brand new train manufacturing plant and supply chain rail village.
Your new role
In your new role you will be responsible for preparing food and serving to staff and students. The salary equates to £9.62 per hour.
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience required for this position then we would very much like to hear from you.
Why join our academy?
Our staff are talented and enthusiastic and have all contributed to the academy’s success story. We have a staff rewards budget and socialise both as subject teams and as a whole staff. We also have access to a staff benefits scheme. At Goole, we value the continuous professional development of all our employees and recognise that our staff and students are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged and supported to achieve their very best.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an outstanding team within a high-performing multi academy trust.
Duties & responsibilities:
- To prepare, cook and serve food to students, staff and visitors
- To have a relevant basic food hygiene qualification
- To be responsible for the general cleanliness of the kitchen and all equipment
- To promote an efficient and polite service and good customer relations
- To work closely with all staff to ensure a smooth and pleasant eating experience
- To attend any staff meetings or training courses necessary to promote good working practices within the team
- To promote the objectives of the academy via the provision of a quality service which is efficient and effective at all times
- To be based within a kitchen environment, but with flexibility to cover within other areas as required
- To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, inclusion, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
- To be aware of and support equal opportunities policies
- To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Academy and Trust
- To be aware of and work in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
- To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
- To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.
- To ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work.
- To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
- To ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g. strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records).
To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.
External: Suppliers, parents, other Trust staff
Internal: Students, staff, AAB members, parents and visitors to the academy
This job description may be subject to change, following consultation between the post holder and the Academy.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.
Experience and Knowledge
Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate
- A good standard of written and oral language skills (A/I)
- Basic Food Hygiene qualification (A/I)
- Awareness of food safety issues (A/I)
- General knowledge and experience of working with food (A/I)
- Flexibility (A/I)
- Hard working (A/I)
- Trust worthy (A/I)
- Able to relate well to children and adults (A/I)
- Able to work constructively as part of a team and on their own initiative (A/I/R)
- Commitment to self and team development (A/I)
- Able to maintain a safe, calm and happy ethos (A/I)
- A commitment to abide by and promote the Academy’s Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (A/I)
- A professional responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people (A/I)
- The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)
- Working in a school canteen or kitchen environment (A/I)
- Using a variety of kitchen and catering equipment (A/I)
- Working in large premises (A/I)