General Kitchen Assistant

General Kitchen Assistant

We have a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated General Kitchen Assistant to join our team at the Trust.

Woodpecker Hall has been honoured with the Silver Award in The Pearson National Teaching Awards for UK Primary School of The Year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a General Kitchen Assistant to join our team within the North Star Community Trust. You will be supporting our catering team across various school kitchens, ensuring that our students receive nutritious and delicious meals every day.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve meals
  • Perform cleaning tasks in the kitchen, servery, dining hall, packed lunch hall, and other associated areas
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Interact positively with young people


  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Good rapport with young people
  • Basic food hygiene knowledge or certification is an advantage


Why Join Us? Woodpecker Hall is a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive school. We are committed to improving our children's life chances by providing equality of opportunity, a purposeful curriculum, and high-quality teaching and learning.


Working at NSCT Academies brings many additional benefits for our dedicated and valued staff, including:

  • Continued professional development and opportunities across the Trust.
  •  Health Shield membership (employee assistant programme supporting with wellbeing and  offers many attractive discounts).
  • Pension scheme
  • A subsidised canteen for lunches
  • Cycle scheme after completing the probation period
  • Free onsite parking


We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In line with KCSIE updates, an online search will be conducted as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates.

Please submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications.

Woodpecker Hall Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.