Catering Assistant

Location: Woodkirk Academy (with remit to work across the Trust as required)
Hours: 12.5 hours per week (12.15pm - 2.45pm) Term Time Only + 5 training days + 3 cleaning days (equating to 20 hours)
Salary: £5611.77 actual salary per annum
Category: Support staff
Closing Date: 3rd October 2022 at 9.00am

Leodis Academies Trust is a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area. As part of our continued growth we have an immediate opportunity for a Catering Assistant to join the catering team. Reporting to the Trust’s Catering Manager and serving as an integral part to the central catering team, you will assist in the delivery of a high-quality catering service.

Who are we looking for?

This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who wishes to gain qualifications in the catering industry, we are looking for someone with a willingness to work towards a Level 2 certificate in Food Hygiene and a desire to attain other relevant qualifications. Using your experience of working efficiently within a team, you will ensure the cleanliness of kitchen areas and equipment. With a commitment to delivering a high-quality service and excellent communication skills, you will provide general assistance in the preparation and service of food and drink. You will be a qualified first-aider in school, and perform relevant duties as required.  

At Leodis Academies Trust we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach to working together. We look for individuals who can contribute to this and make a difference to the academies that form our Trust. In return for joining us as our Catering Assistant we can offer:

  • An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children within our community, whilst working within a school that fosters positivity and care.
  • Access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health cash plan, free flu vaccinations and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Free parking on site.
  • A wide range of possibilities to develop as a professional, with access to job related learning and development opportunities across the Trust.

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For a discussion about the Catering Assistant role please contact Chris Hulme (Catering Manager) on 0113 887 3600, or you can contact our HR Department on 0113 340 0036 or by email

Job Information Packs, which contain information about the Academy and the Trust, and the Job Description and Person Specification for this role can be downloaded by clicking the button above, or obtained at your request from our HR Team by telephone or email on 0113 3400036,

Once you are ready to apply, please download and complete the Application Form referring to the requirements of the role as specified in the Job Information Pack. Once completed please return this as an email attachment to If you encounter any technical issues, or you require any support to complete the application form please contact our Human Resources team on 0113 340 0035 or by email to

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and successful applicants will be contacted for interview at that time, this may be prior to the vacancy closing date.

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