The School is looking to recruit a Food Service Assistant to work in our busy catering department. The core purpose of this role is to provide effective support to the Catering Manager through the ability to prepare food to a high standard, serve food to staff and pupils, and maintain cleanliness and hygiene standards.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a sector-leading educational organisation which values continuous professional development, a culture of collaboration, reflective practice and where colleagues are nurtured, supported and encouraged in their careers.

The successful candidate will have some previous experience and knowledge of food preparation and cooking skills.

*The full-time equivalent salary of £20,820 (National Living Wage) equates to £9,884 pro rata term-time plus 8 days (37.6 weeks per year). Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Our Offer

  • Join a highly talented and supportive team and governing body
  • Competitive salary
  • A beautiful place to work in the most idyllic settings
  • A positive and innovative working environment surrounded by students, staff, parents and governors
  • A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free lunch during term time
  • NEST pension scheme (8.7% employer contribution, 6% employee contribution)
  • Staff are sometimes offered non-contractual School Fees Remission at the absolute discretion of the Governors

An application form and information pack may be downloaded below.

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The closing date for applications is 10am Monday 15 July 2024.


Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent to  Recruitment, Hereford Cathedral School, Old Deanery, The Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG or to recruitment@herefordcs.com.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references and other safer recruitment checks. Further information on the School’s safeguarding can be found on the school website.