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Senior 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) located at Woodlands Road, in Isleworth, and a Secondary school (High Oaks) located at Gresham Road, in Hounslow.  Both our school buildings offer state of the art facilities for our students. The primary and secondary schools cater for students aged from 4 to 19.

Due to our rapid and continued expansion, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and organised senior catering assistant to work in our busy kitchen at our High Oaks site. This is a senior role, which involves preparing and serving freshly cooked meals to our students and deputising for the cook when necessary. We therefore need a candidate 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.

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: 

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 Wednesday 31st August 2022     

Interview Date:               Thursday 8th September 2022

Start Date:                       ASAP

Salary:                              Hounslow Scale 3 (point 5-6)

Actual Salary:                 £16,115 to £16,406 per annum                                         

Hours of work:                30 hours per week: 8.30am – 3.00pm, Monday to Friday 

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

Induction:                        The successful candidate will be required to attend a pre-                                                      employment induction day prior to commencing employment.

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies Please.

Oaklands School,
Gresham Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569

Oaklands School,
Woodlands Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569