Newcastle Upon Tyne

Catering Assistant

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



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£21,029 per annum, pro rata, £10.90 per hour *(Inclusive of Real Living wage)

What we are looking for

Newcastle City Council are currently looking for reliable and friendly people with a positive attitude to join our School Meal team as a Catering Assistant.

No experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

We have various hours and locations (Byker, Heaton, Gosforth, Walker) currently available at the following schools:

St Albans (10 hours)

Walker Riverside Academy (2 x 10 hour)

West Jesmond (12.5 hours)

Archibald First School (10 hours)

Gosforth Academy (10 hours)

Grange First School (10 hours)

Kenton School (12.5 hours)

Throckley Primary School (10 hours)

English Martyrs RC Primary School (10 hours)

Benton Park Primary (10 hours)

Cragside Primary (10 hours)

Hotspur Primary (10 hours)

You will be able to discuss preference of location at interview.

About us:

Facility Services and Civic Management work across the city and Gateshead providing building cleaning, caretaking, school meals and welfare catering services.

We have a large team of cleaners, cleaner supervisors, facility supervisors (caretakers), catering assistants, assistant chef’s and chef’s working various hours and shifts in schools and public buildings.

Our service is committed to delivering a high standard of service to our customers and in doing so investing in our staff and staff development.

We are looking for someone who:

• Is a team player but able to use your own initiative

• Can have good relationships with others

• Is self-motivated and able to work to fixed deadlines

• Has a flexible approach to work, hours and locations

• Is customer focused

• Can deliver to required standards

• Is suitable to work with children and young people

• Is capable of regular stooping, bending, lifting and carrying.

• Is able to undertake written and spoken instructions and speak English.

This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful, we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a DBS check (Data and Barring System) to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

What we offer:

• Competitive hourly rates of pay

• Paid DBS as well as paid induction and training

• Full uniform and equipment provided at no cost to you

• Full training and opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career

• Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme

• Cycle2work scheme

• Access to a salary sacrifice car lease and home electronics scheme.

• Weekend, bank holiday and unsociable hours pay enhancement

• Full employee support package including access to a free confidential Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme

• Staff offers and discounts including discounts on travel passes and leisure.


For an application pack download the application form and supporting documents from, apply online or alternatively you can collect an application form from If you would like to discuss this post please call Gillian Battista on 0191 2783291.

Term-time only

Closing date:

30 June 2023

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