LEO Catering Assistant

Advert - LEO Catering Assistant

Salary NJC grade 1A/2 (scale point range 1-4) (£11.01 - £11.61 per hour)

Contract Part time & permanent

Hours 15 hours per week, term time plus 3 additional days across the year



One vacancy at Cheam Fields Primary Academy, 10:30am-1:30pm daily

One vacancy at Cheam Common Junior Academy, 11:30am-2:30pm daily


Start Date 19 April 2021 (estimate)


We are looking for 2x Catering Assistants to work within our Trust kitchens at Cheam Fields Primary and Cheam Common Junior Academy.

The successful candidates will be willing and capable of working flexibly and adjusting to a variety of duties.  


You will provide general catering support in our thriving and friendly schools. This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of catering to our Trust. The appointments will start following the reopening of our sites following the temporary closure due to COVID-19, subject to safer recruitment and training requirements. 


We can offer you a competitive hourly wage, uniform and access to high quality continual professional development. 


Please apply for this position by completing the application form for this post in line with the job description and person specification, and email to recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk. We regret that we are unable to accept CVs. 


Informal conversations are welcomed; please contact Annette Rogers via the HR team at hr@leoacademytrust.co.uk. 


  • External applicants should apply for these positions by completing an application form, available from the website. 

  • Internal applicants should complete a statement of suitability. 


All applicants should detail how you meet the aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification and email your completed document to recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk. Please include on your application which site you wish to be considered for, or both.  


We can offer you a range of benefits, which can be found on our website here


Candidates are encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date on appointment of suitable candidates.


Closing date for applications:  Monday 22 February 2021 - 9am

Shortlisting: Tuesday 23 February 2021 (please note only shortlisted candidates 

will be contacted) 

Interviews:  WC Monday 01 March 2021


At LEO Academy Trust, we are proud to serve over 3500 pupils from across the London Borough of Sutton. Our Trust was formed in 2015. Since then, we have developed a self-improving network of great learning communities formed from seven primary schools, supported by both our Inclusion & Wellbeing Hub and our Opportunity Hub. We are proud to provide endless opportunities for our pupils, staff and the local communities we are part of. Our commitment to Professional Development is ongoing; staff and governors access training through our LEO CDP website, Judicium’s online learning portal and a wide ranging programme of courses delivered in our LEO Training Room and online via GoogleMeet. Learning, Excellence and Opportunity are at the heart of our Trust, embedded through our shared mission, values and aims.


LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with further checks as appropriate to the role and applicant circumstances. 


LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members. 


Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.