Purpose of the job:
Goldthorpe Primary Academy are looking to appoint a Catering Assistant to join our academy team in October 2021.
Goldthorpe is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, in South Yorkshire. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, in ancient times it was a small medieval farming village and is even recorded in the Domesday Book. In later times, Goldthorpe flourished as a coal mining community. Following the closure of the pits and the inevitable increase in levels of socio-economic deprivation that followed, Goldthorpe is now beginning to benefit from regeneration programmes and investment.
Your new academy
Goldthorpe Primary School lies at the heart of the local community. It was located on the previous site since 1903 which means we were there for 113 years! In the summer of 2016 we relocated to our new site and opened our doors in September 2016. There are currently 264 pupils on roll.
Our vision is to develop the holistic potential of all our pupils so they become successful, responsible, active members of society.
Goldthorpe Primary Academy is a highly ambitious and aspirational learning environment where we strive at all times to find even more ways of enhancing our work to provide every child with an outstanding start to their school life in an exciting centre of learning, characterised by high standards in literacy and numeracy, a rich, broad and balanced curriculum and a happy, safe and supportive environment. Our academy has a strong commitment to meeting the needs of children and their families and promotes strong relationships with the community.
Your new role
You will be responsible for preparing food and serving to staff and students.
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 teachers, support staff and volunteers share the passion to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential. We are, quite simply, very proud of Goldthorpe and the community it serves.
In addition to a full and thorough induction into the Delta systems and procedures, you will benefit from the support of Delta Academies Trust’s central finance team who will provide regular and on-going continuous professional development.
It is a new and exciting time for Goldthorpe as we have recently joined Delta Academies 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)