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Catering Assistant

Warrington & Vale Royal College is seeking to appoint a term time only Catering Assistant to work at the Warrington campus.

The successful candidates will be required to work 37 weeks per year. Currently we have a requirement for 27.5 hours per week, commencing the end of August 2023, with various shifts between 8am and 7.30pm (two shifts till 7.30pm). For any questions prior to interview in relation to these hours, please call the Catering Manager on 01925 494412.

Suitable candidates must have catering front of house/servery experience, preferably in a busy school/college setting, and have experience in the following:-

  • Epos tills
  • Counter service
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Close down procedures

It is desirable that you have a Food hygiene certificate, BTEC or NVQ equivalent in a catering related subject.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Employee benefits package
  • Free on-site parking
  • Full programme of training and mentoring
  • Induction programme and buddy scheme
  • Focus on sustainability

In October 2019 the College was officially commended as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and we celebrated some of the highest pass rates in England, ranking us in the top 10 nationally for the third consecutive year. Our mission is ‘Realising potential, transforming lives’. Our environment is inclusive, friendly and supportive, with high expectations for both staff and students. To thrive in our environment, you will need to be resilient, positive, able to work autonomously, have a strong work ethic, and put our learners at the heart of everything you do.

The college is proud to hold the Gold accreditation in the Investors in People framework. We have been assessed against the criteria of Leading, Supporting and Improving, and the Gold award means that the college has the right principles in place, and our people and leaders demonstrate a commitment to best practice, people management and personal development.

Sustainability is a key priority for Warrington & Vale Royal College and we are committed to raising awareness and the implementation of sustainable practices in all aspects of college life. Sustainability principles are embedded across the college, and our sustainability action plan and committee is led by senior leaders to ensure that this remains a key focus.

Suitable candidates will ideally have, or be working towards, a degree or equivalent in English and/ or Maths or other suitable qualification. This role may suit someone who is considering a teaching career or who is looking for a rewarding and challenging role working with our students. Key to this post are excellent interpersonal skills, patience and empathy. You will need to be pro-active, flexible and dynamic in responding to individuals or groups of students and supporting the tutors in delivering the course. Familiarity with the English and maths GCSE specifications would be advantageous

For further information please refer to the attached job description, or if you would like an informal conversation about this role please contact us.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that it is college policy that referees of short-listed candidates will automatically be approached prior to interview. One reference should be from your current or most recent employer.

The College operates on 2 campuses – Warrington and Winsford.

We reserse the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. If you are interested in this post please submit your application as soon as possible.

Catering Assistant Job Description
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