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Catering Assistant/Senior Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant & Senior Catering Assistant

Oaklands is an outstanding special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. From September 2018 we have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group. Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development. In September 2018, we relocated to our purpose built new school building that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In September 2020, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed.

Due to our rapid and continued expansion, we are looking to appoint two enthusiastic and organised catering assistants to work in our busy kitchen. One of these posts will be for a senior catering assistant who will take on more responsibility. Both roles involve preparing and serving freshly cooked meals to our students. We therefore need candidates who have previous experience of working in a catering environment and who holds a level 2 food hygiene qualification.  Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of both roles and how they differ.

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support along with a pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.

Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.

Details of this post are available on the school’s website: 

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly team, please complete and email the application form to

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.

Closing Date:                      9am Monday 29th June 2020       

Interview Date:                   Friday 3rd July 2020

Start Date:                         1st September 2020

Pay scales and hours of work:

Senior Catering Assistant:  Hounslow Scale 3 (point 5-6),  Actual Salary: £13,707 – £13955 per annum.

                                          Hours of work:  27.5 hours per week:  08.30am - 2.30pm, Monday to Friday

                                          Contract Type:  Part time, term time only, permanent.

Catering Assistant:            Hounslow Scale 1, (Point 1), Actual Salary: £6,961 per annum.

     Hours of work:  15 hours per week: 11.30am to 2.30pm Monday  to Friday .

                                          Contract Type:  Part time, term time only, permanent

CV’s will not be accepted. No Agencies Please.

Oaklands School,
Gresham Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569

Oaklands School,
Woodlands Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569