Catering Assistant - Full time

£9.00 per hour rising to £9.45 from January 2022
Role type:
Full Time, All Year Post
40 hours / 52 weeks
Contract type:
All year post
Closing Date:
Job Details:

National Star College is a specialist further education college for young adults aged 16-25 years with complex physical and learning disabilities.  Our staff team is a community of people dedicated to supporting our students to achieve their aspirations.

We have just agreed a salary increase of 5% across all our jobs from January 2022 to recognise the commitment and dedication of our staff.

All new staff joining National Star will also be eligible to receive a welcome bonus of up to £250 (pro-rata) upon successful completion of their probation.

We are currently looking for Catering Assistants to join our team in providing a full catering service to students, staff and visitors. 

Working as an important part of the team, you will perform various duties including some food preparation, serving food, keeping the equipment and work areas clean, assisting the chef with the smooth running of the area, cash handling. 

A Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is desirable, however this is not essential and full training will be provided.

This is a full time all year role based at our site in Ullenwood on the outskirts of Cheltenham. You will work 40 hours a week over 7 days (including weekends) with - 4 pm and 10 am - 6 pm shifts. You may be asked to work additional hours or different shifts according to the needs of our students.

Please note that whilst we currently run a minibus service between our Ullenwood site and Cheltenham / Gloucester, this may not cover all your shifts and the site is not accessible by public transport. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please use the link to complete your application or for further information or to send your cv please call our recruitment department 01242 527631 ext 3203. 

The salary for this role is £9.00 per hour rising to  £9.45 from January 2022

Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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