Job Details

Position:          Kitchen Assistant

Location:         Belmont Secondary School, Rawtenstall

Salary:             £8,028.00 per annum

Hours:              20 hours per week

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time Only

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

We’re looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our team at Belmont Secondaty School in Rawtenstall. Someone who has a passion for catering would be perfect for this role.

About the School

Belmont is an independent specialist day school for boys 11 to 16, catering for children with a wide range of needs. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conīŦdence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. 

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a passionate Kitchen Assistant to join this thriving specialist SEMH School. Responsible to the Chef, the Kitchen Assistant will assist with the preparation, serving and cleaning of the kitchen, to ensure that the kitchen is providing the quality food safely and on time. You will be a passionate, enthusiastic and flexible individual, who shares our values and is looking to develop their career in this specialist area.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about catering. Ideally, experience within a catering environment would be an advantage but we will consider candidates without previous catering adn kitchen experience.

Whilst experience within an SEMH/SEN specialist provision would be desirable, we will consider applications from those who are currently working in a different setting.

Training and development will be provided for the successful candidate in line with the identified needs of the school, the skills of the individual and their prospective career progression.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of working in a catering environment or kitchen
  • Health & Hygiene certification
  • Passionate about catering
  • A clean and efficient approach to work
  • Understand the challenges of working in a special educational needs environment

Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  •  “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Pension
  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

This position is due to commence as soon as possible after (subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website  

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.