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Food Service Assistant

Food Service Assistant 

4 hours per day,10.10am to 2.30pm 39 weeks per year

The post is for 20 hrs a week, school term time only. 

Salary Scale 1-2, Point 4 - £18426.00 pro rata. 

Actual starting salary will be £8384.63 -£8552.19

Varndean School’s Catering Dept are renowned across the city as leading the way in the delivery of exciting, innovative and healthy food to our vibrant and hungry students. Our “Fresh Local Food Policy” is the foundation of our success, coupled with a desire to allow our students to explore food and tastes from a global platter.

We require a Catering Assistant to join our team daily between 10.10am and 2.30pm.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills. The role will include basic food preparation such as baking cakes, making sandwiches and salads, washing up, general cleaning duties, setting up the Deli Bar area and serving customers in a polite, friendly and professional manner.  Full training will be given.  

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send or e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Molly Goodchild, PA to the Headteacher, Varndean School. Email:

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Friday 27th March and interviews will be the following week.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. 

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