Catering Assistant Required ASAP GRADE B POINTS 1-2/FTE SALARY: £17,842 – £18,198 ACTUAL SALARY £7,732 – £7,887 (18hr 45mins PER WEEK, 39 WEEKS A YEAR)

Closing Date: 4th November 2021 @ 9:00am Interviews: w/c Monday 8th November 2021

Catering Assistant

NJC Grade B Point 1-2

FTE Salary: £17,842 - £18,198 per annum

Actual Salary: £7,732- £7,887 per annum

Contract: Permanent

The core purpose of this role is to work as part of a team preparing, cooking and serving (including positioning and clearing away the dining furniture and cleaning the equipment and area).

Are you:

  • punctual and reliable?
  • able to demonstrate a catering ability?
  • able to work quickly in a busy environment?

And do you enjoy:

  • working as part of a team?

If so, we would like to hear from you!

  • 18hrs & 45mins per week - 11:00 - 14:45
  • 39 weeks per year (Term-time plus training days)

If you are reliable, flexible and have the skills required for the role we would welcome an application from you.

View the Person Specification

View the Job Description

Application Form

Vision, Goal, Values


"Safe, happy and successful students who go on to become safe, happy and successful adults"


"At Huxlow every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential"


Students and staff feel safe and happy at school

Everyone is ambitious and welcomes the challenge of being the best they can

High quality teaching challenges every student and develops their creativity, skills and knowledge

We grow to meet the needs of our wider community who trust and value the school

Students and staff are resilient, reflective, independent and take responsibility for their own performance

We foster a love for learning across our entire community

We are active and positive members of all our partnerships

We celebrate everyone's successes

Closing Date: 4th November 2021 at 9am

Interviews: W/C 8th November 2021

Early applications may lead to early interviews and subsequent removal of the vacancy.

Prospective applicants are also very welcome to visit the college and meet staff and pupils. If you are interested in visiting the College, please contact Kerry Hughes (PA to the Headteacher ) or Sonya Earby-Martin (HR Coordinator) on 01933 650496.

In the meantime, take a look at our Open Evening Videos from beginning of this academic year.

For further information please contact Sonya Earby-Martin (HR Coordinator) hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

It is essential that all applications include a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification. This must no more than 2 sides of A4 with font size 12 or greater.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk.

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

Huxlow Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all posts at the College.

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the role of Catering Assistant at Huxlow Science College. We trust this application pack provides you with an insight into life at our College and encourages you to apply for the role.

We are incredibly proud of our school, a medium sized Secondary Academy (11-18), located in Irthlingborough, East Northamptonshire. After a fantastic Ofsted in June 2016 and as the new Headteacher I am committed to improving the school even further for our students.

In 2019, Year 11 students achieved some of the best GCSE results in the College’s history. 53% of students gained 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above. Recent CAGs and TAGs have returned record progress data for the school. We were delighted by these excellent results which reflect the high level of dedication of both our students and staff. This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.

At Huxlow we are committed to ensuring all students are happy, feel safe and are taught exceptionally well. These are important ingredients to prepare students for their next steps and academic success. We are passionate about caring for our students and ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted stated that, “everyone in the school puts pupils’ well-being at the centre of everything they do”. Highly effective support and guidance mechanisms support us to meet all students’ needs.

We are equally devoted to caring for our staff. Our Wellbeing Group are committed to initiatives at the forefront of staff well-being. We are driving through our action plan for continuous improvement and removing the stigma around mental health. Recent staff surveys judged staff morale to be outstanding.

Academic success is hugely important to us as we recognise its power to open doors for young people. We have a rich history of students of all abilities, and from a wide variety of backgrounds, meeting and exceeding their potential.

We place an emphasis on respect for each other, striving for excellence in everything that we do and working together to ensure that our community is constantly developing. Huxlow students are exceptional, staff go the extra mile, and we are dedicated to Professional Learning and Development.

Please explore our website, and in particular the newsletter section, to gain a flavour of what it means to be part of the Huxlow Science College community. We hope you are as impressed by our school as we are. I look forward to receiving your application should you decide you want to be a part of the Huxlow team.

Please contact the school if you have any questions or require any further information.

Yours sincerely, Paul Letch (Headteacher)


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