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Kitchen Assistant

Reference: FEB20200280
Expiry date: 12:00, 09 March 2020
Location: Barnet
Salary: £20,103.00 - £21,591.00 Pro Rata
Benefits: .
Attachments: NonTeachingApplicationForm_4C1B.doc

Orion Primary School

Grahame Park Way, London NW7 2AL                                                       

Tel: 0208 205 9324


Head teacher: Mr Chris Flathers


Post Title:  Kitchen Assistant

Salary:       Unified Reward Grade A £20,103 to £21,591 (JE0442)

Hours:       16 per week 11.15am to 2.30pm Monday to Thursday and 11.30am to 2.30pm on Fridays

 Start date - as soon as possible 

Kitchen Assistant needed for our in-house I Shine Catering service


We have recently brought our school catering in-house and are looking for a part-time kitchen assistant.  The post will be based at the Orion and will provide cover to our sister school, Goldbeaters, as needed.


Our new I Shine Catering is a bespoke service, tailored to suit our children’s nutritional needs

and to fit with our school culture at Orion and Goldbeaters.  It serves the children of Grahame Park

at the Orion Primary School and Burnt Oak at Goldbeaters Primary School.  We believe that providing high quality, nutritious and tasty food is a great way to help children and adults at our schools feel

good.   What children are fed really makes a difference to their ability to learn during the school day.  Our catering service is being developed to be a central hub in the school, integrated into all we



Orion and Goldbeaters are housed on two sites but share ‘state of the art’ learning facilities which provide a wonderful set of opportunities for primary aged children.  Our two schools are led by

primary head teacher of the year Chris Flathers, and are supported by a great team of dynamic and fun people.  


The kitchen provides outstanding food to all our pupils.  Our team of great chefs are talented, kind, positive and helpful and they all wear the smart I Shine Catering uniform, provided by the school.


If you….

  • have experience of preparing and cooking food preferably in a school environment
  • are experienced in providing great customer service
  • have experience of working positively in a team
  • can manage your time very well and meet deadlines
  • hold an up to date level 2 food safety certificate (although this can be completed within 3 months of joining)   
  • have high standards of personal hygiene
  • want to work with staff who have a team spirit second to none
  • want to feel a real buzz in your catering career
  • want to share in our unique vision


and above all:


  • are a happy, positive and energetic kind of person


…..then we would like to hear from you!



We can offer:


  • Children with great attitudes
  • A well organised and well-led staff team
  • A very special and incredibly positive school environment



Closing date for applications: Monday 9 March 2020 at noon

Interviews will take place later the same week.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to two satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


For an application form, job description and person specification please see Barnet Jobs website: or contact The Orion Primary School office:  0208 205 9324


Completed applications to be returned to the Orion Primary school office.