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Catering Assistant (Kitchen Porter)

Salary Scale NJC Grade 1/2, Salary Point 3 (£18,562) - Point 4 (£18,933)

39 weeks per year. Pro rata actual starting salary £12,980.85       

30 hours per week, term-time (39 weeks per year)

7.30am to 2.00pm Monday to Friday (inc 30 min unpaid break)

Varndean School is looking for a reliable and hardworking Kitchen Porter to work alongside the kitchen team to keep the kitchen clean, tidy, safe and hygienic as per the cleaning rota, and receive and check deliveries.

Reporting to the Head Chef, this is an important role in maintaining the School’s high hygiene and kitchen standards. We are looking for someone who works well in a team, who has a systematic approach to their work and who is able to follow established procedures. 

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Lynn Hill, Director of Finance & Operations, Varndean School. Email: The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of this date if appropriate.  

The closing date is 8am on Monday, 27th September and the interviews are currently scheduled for later that week. 


Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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