Catering Assistant X6

Midlothian Council


£18,859 to £19,705 per annum Pro-rata Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID04097

Job Description

Facility Services within Resources of Midlothian Council operate a catering service based with Primary Schools and High Schools across Midlothian.

This post is based in Various Kitchen working 38 weeks of the year.

Assisting the Kitchen Catering Supervisor in the day to day operational requirements of the kitchen including the basic food preparation, serving of all foods, cleaning, and maintenance and checking of equipment.


Relevant experience is essential and you must demonstrate a positive and caring approach to working with older people as well as adapting to varying dietary needs.

The REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent is desirable.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 8th December 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: 15th/16th December 2021


Position Title: Catering Assistant                   

Position Number: Various 

Directorate:   Place          


Dalkeith Campus 16hrs

Gorebridge 13 hrs 30 mins. Fixed Term Maternity Cover

Goreglen Pr. Kitchen (Nursery) 16hrs

Hawthornden- 18hrs

Kingspark  Kitchen - Nursery 16hrs Fixed Term Maternity Cover

Kingspark Kitchen -  16hrs Fixed Term Maternity Cover

And any other Vacancies that may occur at the time

Based on you working 16 hours over 38 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £7,012.42 per annum

Based on you working 13.5 hours over 38 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £5,916.73 per annum

Based on you working 18 hours over 38 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £7,888.97 per annum


Regulated Work with Children

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit  

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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