Luminate Education Group

Food Services Assistant (Reduced Year, Part Time) (LUM616/651)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£13,333 per annum
05 Sep 2023
31 Oct 2023
Job Level
Facilities Support
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Part Time

About the Role

Reduced Year contract: 27.5 hours per week - 38 weeks per year

The food services and catering department are at the heart of the student experience and it is our shared aim that we provide an environment that creates a better future through inspirational actions that will change lives.  

You will work closely with the chef manager to manage the student café service to a high standard, assist in preparation of food and snacks, deliver excellent customer service, and keep the kitchen and restaurant areas clean and tidy at all times.

What You Will Do

  • You will work closely with the Chef Manager to manage the student café service to a high standard.
  • Prepare and serve appropriate quantities of food in a timely manner, assuring proper quality and quantity of food prepared; prepare, cook and/or assemble sandwiches, burgers, fries, salads, meats, fruit, vegetables.
  • Heat, portion and serve food to students and staff according to established procedures.
  • Maintain work areas and serving areas in a clean, sanitary and safe condition; wash and clean counters and steam tables; wash and store equipment, pots, pans, trays and other food service items.

About You

  • Previous experience of working in a fast paced environment preferably interacting with customers face to face
  • Be able to use a till and deal with cash/credit card payments
  • Good attention to detail and able to follow guidance/procedures in places
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Must have a food & hygiene certificate/qualification


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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