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Catering Assistant

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/22/198869
  • Published: Thu 26/05/2022, 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/05/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 12.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade: 1b pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Waltham Forest

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Catering Assistant

CATERING ASSISTANTS working in school kitchens throughout Waltham Forest and Haringey

Rate of Pay: £ 11.29 per hour  (Pay award pending).

CORE HOURS: 11.30am to 2.30pm including an ½ hour unpaid lunch break. Monday to Friday (Total 12.5 paid hours per week)

Our school catering teams use their skills to create nutritious home-cooked meals, using fresh responsibly sourced, seasonal nutritious ingredients, that support healthier lifestyles and ensure all our customers of all ages have equal access to high quality school food.

We are looking for enthusiastic Catering Assistants to join one of our school catering teams.

 The positions will assist with the preparation of our fresh food, serving customers, understanding food Allergens, food service, washing up, cleaning all areas of the kitchen.

The role is at times physically demanding and fast paced.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a busy catering environment and be able to work as part of a team. Be able and willing to follow instructions from the Cook supervisor.

Have excellent communication skills with customers of all ages.

 You will be rewarded with an excellent competitive salary.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, all successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS application, provide 2 references and have right to work in the UK.

Our term time contract is a great way to combine work with family commitments.

There are excellent opportunities for those who wish to develop their career further within Waltham Forest Catering.

Our benefits include: -

- Permanent term time contract.

- Excellent training and opportunities for career progression.

- Bike to work scheme

-Staff benefit scheme

- a valued and vibrant multi cultural workforce


Full training and uniform will be provided. You must be prepared to travel around the borough when required.

Please note you will have a basic numeracy and literacy test which you must pass prior to interview.

This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


Interview date:  Week commencing :13.6.22

July or September 2022 start dates.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy