Catering Assistant

Term-time only (Monday to Friday) 

Onsite at one of our two vibrant canteens

About the Roles

We have two exciting opportunities available:

  1. Permanent Position
  2. Maternity Cover for the Academic Year** (with the potential for a permanent role thereafter)

Why Join Us?

Be a part of a fantastic team where you'll play a crucial role in providing exceptional customer service to our students, staff, and visitors. This varied and sometimes fast-paced role will allow you to:

  • Provide High-Quality Service: Deliver excellent service, following best practices and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain Standards: Comply with food safety, health & safety, and allergen legislation while upholding high cleanliness standards.
  • Assist in Food Preparation: Help prepare and serve food and beverages, along with general cleaning duties to maintain hygiene and quality.
  • Handle Payments: Be comfortable with cash/card transactions.

What We Offer

When you join our college, you'll enjoy a range of benefits and facilities:

  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards Platform
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Provisions
  • Staff Development Days/Week (January, July, August)
  • Free Confidential Counselling Service
  • Staff Recognition Awards
  • Subsidised Car Parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site Hair and Beauty Salon with Staff Discounts

Our Ambition

At Oldham College, our goal is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work.” We expect a lot from our team, so we're looking for ambitious, open-minded candidates who are ready to give their best. In return, we offer extensive training, a comprehensive benefits package, and a supportive team environment.

At Oldham College, our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We encourage everyone to join us, as we create a workforce that is as diverse as our wonderful student community. We do monitor responses to our diversity questions in our application, to ensure that we can continue to build a workforce that is representative of the community that we serve

We understand that not everyone works to the same timetable, and offer a range of flexible working options, including flexible start and finish times, part-time, term-time only or hybrid options, where the role permits.

We will do everything we can to support you during your application.  If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, contact our HR team who will be happy to advise.

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List.

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and vulnerable adults.

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