Birmingham City Council

General Assistant

High Point Academy, Wednesbury, WS10 0JS
£17,842 - £18,562
10 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021
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Working 16 hours per week (term-time) Monday to Thursday 10.30am - 1.45pm, Friday 10.30am - 1.30pm 

High Point Academy, Friar Road, Wednesbury, WS10 0JS   

Cityserve is the Birmingham City Council multi award-winning catering service for school meals providing fresh and nutritious food for school kitchens across the UK. Healthy eating is a continuous theme throughout all our menus, and we are committed to the well-being of pupils.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a busy environment, delivers excellent customer service and can motivate and support team members.

As a General Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • preparing and cooking meals for pupils;
  • planning and controlling all aspects of the service;
  • assist keeping the kitchen clean and tidy;
  • costing, stocktaking and keeping appropriate records;
  • to maintain a balanced diet and varied menus;
  • to be aware of the care users’ needs and dietary preferences.

You will work collaboratively with managers and supervisors to ensure the first-class delivery of food in schools’ kitchens both in and outside of performance times.

About You


  • good people skills;
  • passion about food and customer service;
  • great team player;
  • good verbal and written communication skills.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.


  • experience in a similar environment;
  • Food Safety Level 2 or working towards;
  • high standards and quality driven;
  • a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Excellent attendance record

For informal enquires please contact Keith Brown via email at


Ref: BCC002376

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken


“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.”


An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

Supporting documents
General Assistant JDPS.doc

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