Catering Assistant
Quay View School

Job reference: 002238

Location: Quay View School

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Employment type: Term time

Hours per week: 25

There is no better time to start a career within our catering team than now!

Would you like secure employment where you can progress your career?

If you would like to build a career that gives you genuine sense of achievement and fulfilment, then look no further and apply today!

Quay View School are recruiting for a Catering Assistant to join their catering team!  We are looking for passionate people, who can support the provision of the catering operation assisting with basic food preparation and hygiene and who can promote healthy eating and contribute to the wellbeing of our Children and Young People. In this role, you will under direction, take responsibly for parts of the catering operation, ensure the kitchen and associated areas meet operational hygiene standards and comply with the Company's Assured Safe Catering Policies and Procedures and assist the Chef with both the preparation and cooking of meals in accordance with these.

Our benefits include exclusive access to reward and discount scheme, comprehensive induction, commitment to your ongoing training and career progression, pension scheme, paid for enhanced DBS, wellbeing support, cycle to work scheme and more!

Devon Children's Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-18 who may have SEMH and /or Autism. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

Devon Children's Services currently have two educational settings, Quay View School and Tor View School, and four Children's Homes in Tavistock, Gunnislake and Okehampton ​​​​​​​

This is a part-time, term-time only role (25hrs p/w). As part of the Support Services team, our small catering team provides freshly cooked and balanced meals to our young people and staff in the school.

Our Catering Assistant will assist our School Cook with the preparation, cooking and serving of meals, as well as ensuring that the kitchen and catering areas meet operational hygiene standards.

What we’d like from you:
•    A “can do” positive attitude. 
•    Basic qualifications in food hygiene would be an advantage     however, training will be provided
•    Previous experience in catering would also be an advantage
•    Commitment to delivering a high quality service
•    Excellent organisational skills.
•    Enthusiasm and energy with a good degree of empathy and understanding of others

As part of Aspris Children’s Services, we are immensely proud of the career pathway and training we can offer you.  As long as you can demonstrate the values needed for a role, transferable skills  and life experience, we will give you all the training and support you need to progress!

Above all, we provide a supportive and collaborative working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most.

If you want residential childcare to be a job for life, Aspris Children’s Services will help you get there.

Aspris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years; for all our services we will request references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.  Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our Schools.


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