General Kitchen Assistant Vacancy

Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a new primary school in Harlow. Newhall Primary Academy is a brand-new, state of the art academy on the Newhall development in Harlow, which has been built with the capacity for 420 children. The Primary Academy opened last September with an intake of 60 children and is growing year-on-year until it reaches full capacity. The Nursery has capacity for 56 children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.

Post Title:

General Kitchen Assistant

Contract type:



Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery

Working hours:

20 hours per week, Term Time Only*

Start date: 

2ndSeptember 2019


£8.21 per hour

 About the role

You will be working for an award-winning contract caterer (Ashlyns) with a reputation for innovation and a background built on strong ethics and an ongoing commitment to improving school meals in a modern, newly equipped kitchen. You will:

  • work as part of a small team, and work closely with the school, ensuring that the children are offered imaginative, appealing and nutritious meals
  • set and maintain the highest standards in food hygiene and health and safety
  • support the school’s ethos of healthy eating

What we’re looking for:

You must reliable, organised, approachable and hard working. You will be able to demonstrate skills in team working, the preparation of fresh food and working under pressure to deadlines. You will have a basic understanding of nutrition; a genuine interest and a desire to challenge perceptions of school meals; excellent communication skills, with the ability to deal with children, parents, school staff and colleagues confidently and successfully.

You must also be prepared to provide cover for the Catering Manager on occasion (*and for up to 4 weeks during school holidays).

Candidates must be prepared to obtain an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) disclosure which is satisfactory to both Ashlyns and the school and be rechecked throughout their employment.All other safe guarding conditions including clearances for satisfactory references, medicals and right of work in the UK must be obtained

 Interested candidates should make note of the following:


Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 5thJuly

First Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 9thJuly

Second Interviews will be held on Monday, 15thJuly


Applications can be made on-line at or an Application Pack can be requested from Nikki Baines, HR Manager, Ashlyns Organics Ltd, Tel 01277 890821





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