Catering Assistant

Midlothian Council

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Catering Services within Resources Directorate of Midlothian Council operates a Catering Service within Primary and Secondary Schools across Midlothian.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated people who would like to have a career with Catering Services to join our team.

We have several vacancies within our service with hours ranging from 8 to 16 hours per week.
These vacancies are normally Monday to Friday, The positions we have in schools are working 38 weeks per year during school term.

You will be required to assist the Catering Supervisor in the day to day operational requirements of the kitchen including basic food preparation, serving of all foods, cleaning, and maintenance and checking of equipment.

The duties of this job does not include any supervisory responsibility but does require to assist and give guidance to new staff.

Previous experience of working in a catering environment would be advantageous, however, training will be given on all tasks.

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Position Title: Catering Assistant

Directorate: Resources

Location: Various Offices, Primary and Secondary Schools

Contract Status: 1 Year Fixed Term

Closing date: Wednesday 19 July 2017

Interview Date: Thursday 27 July 2017

Please note that it is Midlothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

The hours of work and working pattern will be agreed at your interview, based on the needs of the service.


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

Additional Information

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 call 0131 271 3063 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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