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Valence School

Catering Assistant


Part Time - 25 hours per week - Term Time

Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 2.30pm for 39 working weeks and 6.4 weeks’ paid holiday

£10.50 per hour - £11,923 actual annual gross p.a. 

As a Catering Assistant you will contribute to the day-to-day catering function of the school including meal preparation, washing up, cleaning and clearing the dining and kitchen areas. You will have a “can do” attitude and be willing to take on a variety of tasks. A degree of flexibility is required for busy periods and functions.

Experience in basic food preparation in schools is desirable but not essential.

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people aged 4-19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties. It is part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust.

We offer a supportive, friendly and rewarding working environment.

Every member of staff participates in enabling our students to learn and to aspire to achieve meaningful independence.

For further information please contact the HR team on 01959 567841 or email 

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

Closing date: 4 June 2023

Interview date: 15 June 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy, interview and appoint if we receive sufficient applications for this role

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act)