Birmingham City Council

General Assistant

6 days left

Grove School
£17,842 to £18,562 pro rata
13 Jan 2022
26 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Working Pattern

General Assistant

£17,842 to £18,562 pro rata

Hours per week: 15:00 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Grove School

Grove Lane

Lozells And East Handsworth


B21 9HB

Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0121 464 4669

Job Start Date: ASAP

Head Teacher: Mrs P Matty

We are looking to appoint a General Assistant to join our highly motivated, enthusiastic, and hardworking catering team.

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:

assisting in the preparation and cooking meals for pupils

assisting with all aspects of the service

assisting in keeping the kitchen clean & tidy, washing up sweeping and mopping

assisting with the setting up of dining room including putting out furniture

willing to attend training sessions both in school and online

to be aware of the pupils needs including dietary and allergen requirements

you will need to be diligent, efficient, and professional. It is essential that you can work effectively as part of a team.

We are looking for someone with:

good people skills

a passion for food and customer service

good verbal and written communication skills

candidates must hold a Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety

The hours required are 3 hours daily, Monday – Friday (15 hours per week). The 3 hours will be worked between 11.00 - 3.00pm and will be confirmed with the successful candidate.

Staff are required to work 3 cleaning days per year that may fall in the school holiday period.

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

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 12midday

Interviews: Tuesday 8 February 2022

Application forms, job description and person specification are available on the school website

Please email your completed application form to

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

BCC is a Living Wage employer

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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