Catering Assistant - Hurst Park Primary Academy


Catering Assistant (HR Form #262/1)


Surrey Pay Scale 1 / 2

FTE £21,474 (This will increase in line with Surrey’s pay award, once agreed) 

Actual Annual Pay £10,775 



Term time & 3 additional days 


21.25 hours per week

Monday- Friday 09:30- 13:45 (4.25 hours per day)

Start date

As soon as possible - subject to safer recruitment and training requirements. 


1 position available - Hurst Park Primary School

Closing date 

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


To be arranged as applicants are shortlisted

LEO Academy Trust is looking to appoint a general Catering Assistant to work within our kitchen at Hurst Park Primary School

The successful candidate will be willing and capable of working flexibly and adjusting to a variety of duties.  You will provide general catering support in one of our thriving and friendly schools. This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of a new team and to bring high standards of catering to our Trust. 

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


You will:

  • Have experience of working and dealing with people. 

  • Be able to follow both verbal and written instructions e.g. menus, guidelines. 

  • Hold a Food Hygiene qualification or be willing to train. 

  • Be willing and capable of working flexibly and adjusting to a variety of workplace duties and hours. 

  • Be capable of moderate physical activity e.g. lifting saucepans and boxes of produce, standing for long periods, putting up and taking down dining tables 

  • Be able to use catering equipment safely and correctly. 

  • Be able to adhere to the Trust’s policies and procedures including health & safety and hygiene procedures. 

  • Be polite, courteous and friendly towards colleagues and pupils. 

  • Be able  to work as part of a team and maintain good relationships with colleagues. 

  • Be able to work under pressure and respond to changing needs. 

  • Be willing to undertake further training if required. 

  • Be capable and willing to work using your own initiative. 

LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD including. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning, a CPD website and face to face workshops.

We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent.  

Informal conversations are welcomed with the Trust Catering Manager. Please contact the Trust’s dedicated HR Team on 020 8066 7130 (option 1015) or via email at

External candidates should complete an application form. Please specify on your application which position you are applying for. 

All candidates should detail in either the statement of suitability or application form how you meet the aspects of the person specification for the role - please see the job description and person specification here. You should describe your suitability against the person specification and ensure that you cover all essential criteria (if not marked as essential, please assume all are essential), by providing evidence and examples of proven experience.

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


  • LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please read about our commitment to safeguarding as well as other important information in our candidate guide.