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10 Apr 2024

Part-Time Catering Assistant

Ark St Albans Academy – Posted by ArkSchools Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Job Description




Location: Highgate, Birmingham

Salary: Ark Support Staff Scale 1, £22,433 (actual term time only salary £17,420)

Contract: Fixed term (12 months maternity cover)

Working hours: Part time, Term time only.  08:00 – 15:00 Monday to Friday

Start date: September 2024 (flexible for the right candidate)

Closing date: Monday 06 May 2024 at 10.00am. 


Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive, and experienced catering assistant to join our catering team.


About the role:

As Catering Assistant, you will be working as part of a team of 6 reporting directly to the Catering Manager.

Ark St Alban’s Academy are on a journey to transform its catering provision and we are seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to be part of this process.  We aim to deliver a consistent, high-quality meal service that meets the needs of the Academy.

All our catering assistants assist with all aspects of food preparation, food service, kitchen hygiene and other duties associated with the running of the kitchen and food service operations.


About our school:

Ark St Albans Academy is committed to addressing educational disadvantage. We consistently guide pupils to GCSE and A-Level outcomes which place our cohorts in the top 10% of schools nationally on many measures, including those for the progress of disadvantaged pupils. Our school serves pupils from central Birmingham. The percentage of our cohort eligible for the Pupil Premium is the eighth highest in the country.

There are very few communities in the UK who need great staff more than ours. Our staff at Ark St Alban’s Academy are determined to prove that the background of a young person can be no impediment to their success. Our school prepares pupils to succeed at elite universities, with our alumni proudly representing our community at prestigious destinations including Cambridge University, Durham University and the London School of Economics.

Find out more about Ark St Albans Academy here.


We offer:

  • Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
  • Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.
  • Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. 

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

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How to Apply

Please visit our website and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged. For further information about the role or to arrange a visit to our school, please contact Katie Roberts on 0121 446 1300 or katie.roberts@arkstalbans.org .

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: catering, Food, operations, and schools. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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