Kitchen Assistant

Acorn Care And Education Limited
16 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Kitchen Assistant
Salary: £4,802.85
Location : Cockerham, Nr Lancaster
Hours: 11am - 2.00pm

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is commited to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our close knit team at Crookhey Hall School in Cockerham. The ideal candidate will have experience and basic knowledge of food hygiene and basic food preparation.

About the school
Crookhey Hall School is located in Cockerham about 8 miles from Lancaster and is an independent specialist school which caters for boys and girls aged from 10 to16. The school provides the pupils with an educational experience that will not only extend their academic and vocational social skills and abilities, but will also promote personal growth and help build self esteem.

About the group
We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and comminities through relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role
The kitchen assistant will be responsible for helping to prepare and deliver lunches with serving before helping clean up and tidy away all the equipment
This role is term time only (39 weeks) 11am - 2pm (15 hours per week) Monday to Friday

Who we are looking for
The ideal candidate will have experience and basic knowledge of food hygiene and food preparation skills

Key Responsibilities
  • To assist the cook in general food preparation
  • To help to maintain a high level of cleanliness and hygiene in all catering and dining areas
  • To serve pupils lunch ensuring that all food safety regulations are met
  • To clean preparation equipment, areas and utensils to a high standard in a speedy manner
  • To ensure tht all equipment and materials are used in accordance with Health & Safety guidelines
  • To ensure that company equipment is kept ingoodorder and propose solutions to repair any faulty tools or equipment to the appropriate manager
  • Undertake other duties as requested by your line manager in line with the execution of your role
Essential Skills and Competencies
  • Experience of working in a catering enviroment would be preferable
  • A clean and efficient approach to work
  • Ability to work under own initiative on occasions
Why work for us?
  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard and support each other
  • Free lunches onsite
  • Your wellbeing matters
  • Employee Rewards Hub
This position is due to commence as soon as possibe (subject to approved reference/DBS checks)
Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further queries please contact Debbie Sedgwick on or email
Acorn Care and Education are commited to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

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