Kitchen Co-ordinator (Part-time)

  • OP3 Grade 3, SCP 3/4: £22,737 - £23,114 pro rata (£7707 - £7835)
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Duration:  permanent

The Local Governing Body of Ambleside CE Primary School wish to appoint a kitchen co-ordinator to serve food to the children at lunchtimes.  The position will be for 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 

What does the kitchen co-ordinator do?

  • Collect school meals from Windermere School (Browhead Campus) and return previous day’s containers. (The school has a minibus which can be used or the kitchen coordinator can use their own vehicle and claim for mileage.) 
  • Serve meals from Ambleside CE Primary School kitchen.
  • Clean dishes after school lunch using the school’s dishwasher and cleaning equipment.
  • Ensure that equipment is turned off after lunchtime and that the kitchen door is securely locked.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is passionate about how young children learn and develop.
  • Is patient, caring and fun.
  • Can work as part of a happy, successful team.

What can we offer you?

  • Friendly and welcoming staff, parents, children, governors and the Church who contribute to our school family
  • Supportive, continuing professional development
  • A place to work where everyone is valued for their contribution.
  • Support and supervision from highly skilled staff.

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please telephone the school on 015394 32181 to make an appointment or visit the school office in person.

As we follow safer recruitment practices, applications are only accepted on the application form available below. Completed applications should be addressed to the Headteacher and sent to the school by email: Alternatively, applications can be dropped off in person at the school office. If you would like paper copies of the application form and supporting information we will be happy to provide this for you. Please just get in touch.

Closing date for applications:  open until the position is filled

Interviews: suitable applicants will be invited into school for an informal interview

Kitchen Co-ordinator - Covering Letter

Kitchen Co-ordinator - Person Specification

Kitchen Co-ordinator - application form

Guidance notes for application form.

Would you like to volunteer at school? 

We can always use help in the classrooms and our amazing team of volunteers love working with us.  We prefer a regular commitment if possible in the classrooms but we're flexible and take into account people's different holiday times etc.  Maybe you could hear children read, bring your specialist skills to the classroom or simply be an invaluable extra pair of hands.

DIY SOS! Maybe you can offer skills outside the classroom?  Fancy repainting a shed or sprucing up the garden?  Maybe you're that amazing person who can rally a team together!  

Contact us for more information on how to become a volunteer.

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of its pupils across its family of schools. The Trust engages with young people and staff in policy and practice developments, proactively encourages feedback and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 and the successful candidate will be required to hold, or undergo a suitable enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020)) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected'. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be considered. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal record self-disclosure form to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered or protected, to be returned to school prior to the date of the interview. Applicants may be asked for further information about their criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service and DfE (where relevant) before your appointment is confirmed.

The school reserves the right to carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates. This will only include a search for information which is publicly available online. 

NOTE: it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.