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Catering Assistant

Bramfield House School
  • Halesworth
  • Permanent
Salary: £10,641 per annum
Hours: 25 hours per week
Closing date: Monday, 18th July 2022
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Full Job Description

Job title:              Catering Assistant

Location:             Bramfield House School, Halesworth, Suffolk

Salary:                 £10,641 per annum

Hours:                 25 hours per week; Monday Friday 10:00am- 3:00pm

Contract:             Permanent, Term Time only

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have an opportunity for a Catering Assistant to join our close-knit team at Bramfield House School.

About us

Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, located in rural Suffolk. The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.

This opportunity is in Halesworth which is within commutable distance of Lowestoft, Diss and surrounding areas.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

About the Role

To support the kitchen to prepare and serve break time refreshments throughout the day, support with the preparation of lunches for staff and young people at the school. To complete basic fresh food preparation to support the kitchen and to serve and clear up lunchtime foods.

  • A general awareness of hygiene and food safety, will need to know about how food should be stored correctly and how to perform weekly and daily checks in line with food standards agency requirements.
  • An awareness of, and responsiveness to, the needs of students and the ability to adapt and change when young people cannot tolerate certain foods.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, time management, organisational skills
  • Work in a clean and tidy way

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 

  • £10,641 per annum 
  • 25 hours per week
  • Permanent 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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