Catering Assistant
Coxlease School

Job reference: NRD-002455

Location: Coxlease School

Salary: £14,103.42 (FTE £18,942.63)

Employment type: Term time

Hours Per Week:: 32.5 hrs week 6.5 hrs per day Mon to Fri - 08:00am until 14:30pm

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!

Coxlease School is 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 - Mental, Physical & Financial 
  • Cycle to work scheme and more!

Coxlease School is an independent specialist day school, located near Lyndhurst, Hampshire - a beautiful setting in the heart of the New Forest.

In our latest Ofsted report from January 2022, we were judged as 'good' overall, and 'outstanding' in the areas of personal development, behaviour and attitudes and our post-16 provision. 

We are proud of our excellent reputation for providing highly effective education, care, therapy, welfare and support for up to 107 pupils aged 5 to 19 years old who have difficulties regulating their emotional, social and mental health needs. They may also have other complex needs often associated with autistic spectrum conditions.

We take an individual and inclusive approach to education, care, therapy and healthcare in order to provide our young people with the opportunity to make positive changes in their lives, develop as lifelong learners and integrate into the wider community.

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!

Previous experience preparing and cooking meals gained within a professional kitchen environment along with the following characteristics:

Communication – Communicating with our young people is vital to understand their needs.  Good teamwork and communication plays a key part in ensuring important information is relayed to other staff.

Organisation –You will need to be confident and organised in updating menus, dietary requirements and reporting information that will be relevant to the care of our young people.

Attentive – No young person is the same so being attentive to understand them and identify areas where we can support is important.

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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