Food Technician

Better Staff Recruitment
London (Greater)
From £13.45 to £13.45 per hour
30 Nov 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, an educational establishment located in Blackheath London SE3, is seeking to recruit a Food Technician for an immediate start.

Hours: 08.30 am - 16.30 pm

This is a Temp to Perm Scenario


To provide practical and administrative support for the teaching of Food Technology.


•To prepare ingredients, and materials for lessons and projects.

•To support groups of students to carry out the practical lesson, as directed by food technology teaching staff. To prepare display materials and equipment for open evenings, and to clear away.

•To keep sinks and worktops clean to the standards required by the food technology teacher:

•To keep stock rooms and equipment clean, tidy and in good order, including cookers.

•To maintain aprons in a serviceable condition.

•Under the supervision of the Head of Faculty, maintain stock cupboards by raising orders, receiving equipment and materials and purchasing of ingredients for practical lessons.

•To carry out all washing of items for the Design and Technology department, To carry out administrative tasks for the Design and Technology department – filing, photocopying, stock-taking etc.

•To assist with the process of sourcing suppliers and the continued development of suitable ingredient suppliers.

•To control and store safely all foods ensuring that current food hygiene and safety guidelines are adhered to.

•Playing a crucial role in supporting and directly improving students' learning experiences in Food Technology, working as part of a busy team, with a commitment to raising standards.

•Undertake clerical duties as directed: including data input and collation, ordering stock, letters, filing, petty cash and general admin.

•Preparing equipment and materials, including handouts, required for demonstrations and for practical work and dismantling and storage after use.

•Assisting pupils and teaching staff with classroom practical and demonstrations.

•Laundering of tea towels, oven gloves and washing up cloths.

•Inspection, maintenance and correct use of safety equipment.

•Check and maintain cleanliness all the various equipment and appliances, with rolling programme of sanitising the equipment in both food rooms on a regular basis to ensure safe levels hygiene within food safety laws.

•Checking and maintenance of machinery, equipment and hand tools and reporting equipment for repair if outside the capabilities of the Technician.

•Making petty cash purchases for basic materials needed throughout the term.

•supervising students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required within normal school hours

•Carrying out administrative and other functions related to the smooth running of the department

•Maintaining an up to date inventory of equipment.

•Construction and/or modification of simple teaching aids, assistance with display work and cataloguing/photographing students practical work. Assist with displays of student work; display mounting and support with exhibitions

•Operating departmental documentation systems (cataloguing, filing, worksheets, etc.)

•Maintaining a good stock of necessary materials and operating and administering stock control and ordering procedures, preparation of requisitions, obtaining quotations, checking deliveries, etc.

•Being responsible to the Head of Faculty for the maintenance and upkeep of the food rooms and advising on any improvements which can be made in this respect.

•Providing general clerical support/administration to anywhere in the school which may include:

•Assisting in arrangements for schools trips, events etc;

•Photocopying, filing, faxing, completing standard forms, responding to routine correspondence;

•Answering telephones

•Producing lists/information/data as required;

•Undertake word-processing and other IT based tasks;

•Taking notes at meetings;

Undertaking any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of duties and responsibilities/grade of the post as defined, subject to the proviso that normally any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms.

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