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Senior Catering Assistant

New Oaks Primary School

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 2018, we relocated to our purpose built new school building (close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links) that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In time, 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 an enthusiastic and organised catering assistant to work in our busy kitchen at our Primary School site. Whilst the main location of work with be at our Woodlands Road, there may be occasions when you will be required to work at our Gresham Road site. The role involves preparing and serving freshly cooked meals to our students and staff, we therefore need someone who has 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 the role.

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 on Monday 1st June 2020.

Interview Date:            Thursday 4th June 2020

Start Date:                   Thursday 27th August 2020

Pay Scale:                    Hounslow Scale 3 (point 5 to point 6)                                 

Actual Salary:             £11,510 – £11,718 per annum         

Contract Type:             Part time, term time only, permanent         

Hours of work:             22.5 hours per week:  10am - 2.30pm, Monday-Friday


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