Mealtime Assistant

UTC Plymouth


Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Mealtime Assistant to join the school as soon as possible.

Post:                           Mealtime Assistant

Start Date:                  As Soon as Possible

Location:                    UTC Plymouth, Park Avenue, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4RL

Salary Range:            Grade A - SCP2, £18,198 pro rata per annum

Hours/Contract:         Term time only, part-time, Permanent contract: 10 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

The Role: We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Mealtime Assistant to work alongside our expanding catering team and to take responsibility for food preparation, service of meals and maintaining a high standard of hygiene in the kitchen and dining area within school under the guidance of the line manager.

The Person: We are looking for someone with a current Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate if possible, however this is not mandatory and full on the job training will be provided.. The following experience and qualities are essential:

  • Willingness to undertake Food Hygiene Certificate (if not already held)

  • Basic food preparation and hygiene knowledge

  • Literacy and Numeracy skills to enable the post holder to follow instructions for food preparation, hygiene and health and safety issues

  • Experience of food preparation, presentation and serving of meals

School Background: UTC Plymouth is part of Reach South Academy Trust. We are currently a unique 11 – 19 College that focuses on STEAM subjects by working closely with our industrial partners such as Babcock, PMG and the Royal Navy. We work hard to support our students who routinely progress onto apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships, university or employment.

Trust Background:  Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy.  We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.


Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Kerry Day, Office Manager on for further information.


Job Description & Person Specification:  Mealtime Assistant Job Description & Person Specification


To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 28 October 2020 at Midnight. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification.   It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.


Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 November 2020.


Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.



Application Form

Prospective Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.  Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.

Telephone: 01752 987060



Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730