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Catering Assistant




Quay View School, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7EX

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£8.72 per hour


25 hours per week - school term time 39 weeks per year

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking a part time Catering Assistant to join our small catering team at Quay View School.

This is a part-time, term-time only role (25 hours per week).  As part of the Support Services team, our small catering team provides freshly cooked and balanced meals to our young people and staff in the school.

Our Catering Assistant will assist our Chef with the preparation, cooking and serving of meals, as well as ensuring that the kitchen and catering areas meet operational hygiene standards.

What we’d like from you:

  • A “can do” positive attitude
  • Basic qualifications in food hygiene would be an advantage however training will be provided
  • Previous experience in catering would also be an advantage
  • Commitment to delivering a high quality service
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Enthusiasm and energy with a good degree of empathy and understanding of others.

All staff are supported by means of regular supervision and annual appraisals.  We are also committed to providing excellent training opportunities.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Devon Children's Services is made up of two schools, Quay View School (Bere Alston) and Tor View School (Tavistock) and three children's homes based in Tavistock, Gunnislake and Okehampton.  We specialise in care and education of children and young people aged 7-19 with autism, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour and SEMH. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

Apply now to be considered for this fantastic opportunity!

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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