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Kitchen and Dining Hall General Assistant

Crown Wood Primary School
BG-K scale range 1-3 £9.57/hr
Crown Wood Primary School, Opladen Way, Crown Wood, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
17.5 hours per week. Mon-Fri.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/09/2021 at 09:20
Crown Wood Primary School



Our vision is to be the school of choice at the heart of the community where children develop as confident, caring citizens able to discover their potential and embrace the opportunities life brings.

We are looking to appoint a Temporary Kitchen and Dining hall assistant to work with the pupils and staff at the school to encourage an enjoyable dining experience during the lunchtime serving session.

The post is for 17.5 hours per week (11.00am – 2.30pm, Monday – Friday) term time only. We are looking for the successful candidate to start during October. The post is initially for 3 months and may be extended depending on requirements. 

Job Description:

  • To carry out basic kitchen and dining hall duties as directed by the Catering Manager.
  • Food Preparation of salad, baguettes, paninin's etc.
  • Preparation of server counters and dining areas for service.
  • Washing up and cleaning duties in the kitchen area when required.
  • Prepare dining hall for use and clean up afterwards.
  • Assisting pupils in the dining hall and encourage good table manners.
  • Willingness to be flexible at all times and working as a team member to ensure school meals are delivered in a timely manner.



  • Previous school experience preferable;
  • Previous Catering experience preferable but not essential;
  • Relevant qualifications and / or experience of working with children;
  • Keen to learn, helpful.
  • Flexible, resilient and resourceful;


We offer:

  • Regular training and development opportunities;
  • An open, friendly, positive environment;
  • Great children and supportive parents and governors;

 Interviews to be held w/c 27th Sept 2021.

Further information and an application form are available from the school office. 


Closing date: 20th Sept 2021.  

(NB. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and we reserve the right to interview candidates prior to the published closing date)


This School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

You will be joining the school at an exciting time where as Part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust it strives to make improvements across all areas of the school.




Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please download the attached application form and either return it by email to bursar@crownwoodprimary.co.uk or by post to:

Crown Wood School
Opladen Way,
RG12 0PE

We will only accept applications on Greenshaw Trust application forms, please do NOT forward your CV. As from 1st June 2017 Crown Wood School has joined Greenshaw Learning Trust as part of an Academy - they will be your employer not Bracknell Forest Council.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration. Individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. We will ensure that no prospective employee or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate. The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/safeguardingchildrenboard.

Pre–employment medical check

As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed