General Catering and Hospitality Assistant

  • Job Reference: SE3589
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Smart Hire
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £12.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Hospitality, Catering & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

General Catering and Hospitality Assistant

Are you a pro-active and cheerful person who would thrive working in a busy kitchen environment?

If so, we have a vacancy for a part-time General Catering Assistant and can offer 30 hours per week, term time only.  This role will be a flexible role working as part of our Catering team supporting our in-school catering service for pupils, staff and visitors however, it will also include evening and weekend work as part of our Hospitality team supporting external events held on site as required.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the general day-to-day running of the kitchen and school food provision.
  • Assisting chefs with the preparation, presentation and serving of meals, buffets and all hospitality needs.
  • Helping with general kitchen duties and adhering to strict allergen, HSE and food safety policies and procedures.
  • Delivering excellent customer service.
  • Kitchen/dining room cleaning.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be physically fit with a positive, cheerful can-do attitude and be able to work well as part of a busy and friendly team. You will also need to be able to provide a flexible approach to working hours when required to support external hospitality events held on site.

We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service so the successful candidate will be conscientious, professional and reliable. Previous catering/customer service experience and basic food hygiene certificates are desirable but not essential, as full training will be provided.

Uniform and a free lunch are provided during term time.

Applications should be submitted by 12:00pm on Monday 20th May at the latest; however, applications may be considered in advance of the deadline.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Good transport links
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension scheme with up to 12% employer contributions
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchases and travel season tickets
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

About the School:

Northampton High School, part of the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST), is an independent girls' day school with a reputation for academic excellence, strong pastoral care and a wide breadth of extra-curricular activity. We offer a Nursery, Junior and Senior School across one site and we are proud to be at the forefront of education for girls and a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included. The GDST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including online searches and checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our reference: SE3589

Vacancy:  General Catering and Hospitality Assistant

Location:  Northampton

Salary:  £12 hourly rate (actual pay £15,177.60 based on £22,464 Full Time Equivalent salary)

Hours: Part-time, 30 per week

Contract:  Permanent, part-time, term time only

National World / Smart Hire are advertising on behalf of Northampton High School.