Cowes Primary School

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Kitchen Assistant

Cowes Primary , Isle of Wight

Hay scale 1; Salary £5,389.56* pa to £5,497.25* pa (actual)

Vacancy Reference: KIA0606

Closing Date: 27/06/2022

Hours: 12.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 10.45am – 1.15pm term time only) FTE

Fixed term contract to 31/8/2023 contract available immediately


Cowes Primary run their own independent school kitchen providing freshly prepared and locally sourced ingredients. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team as a Kitchen Assistant.

We are looking for an individual who has a good knowledge of, and is passionate about, food. The successful candidate will need to be motivated, reliable and be able to work as part of a team.  Having a sense of humour is also a vital quality!

Duties include (but not limited to):

•           Washing up

•           Setting up and clearing away

•           Cleaning of the kitchen and equipment, which may involve some heavy lifting.

•           There may be a requirement to assist in the serving of meals,

•           Basic preparation of foods and beverages

•           General kitchen duties.


A food hygiene certificate is an advantage, though training can be given.

In return, we can offer a working environment where everyone is committed to excellence and continuous improvement and the support of a friendly team of staff and Governors.

If you would like the opportunity to join our exciting school, then we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information and an application pack please contact 01983 293261 or via email:  Application forms and further information are also available on our website under the vacancies section in ‘the useful information tab.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.


Closing date: 17/06/2022

Interviews: w/c Monday 27th June 2022