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Job Title General Kitchen Assistant
Job reference PEPTG12
Department Place Directorate
Grade SCP 02
Pay From: £10.79 To: £10.79 per hour
Hours Various
Closing date 14 May 2024
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A General Kitchen Assistant in School Traded Services.

St Helens Council are looking to recruit a number of General Kitchen Assistants to cover for absences and vacancies within the Cleaning, Caretaking, School Crossing Patrol and Catering Service.

The hours of duty could vary between 5 and 20 per week dependent upon the vacancy you will be asked to cover. These hours are Term Time Only and normally worked between the hours of 11.00am and 2.00pm.

Duties include preparing and serving food, washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen/dining rooms after service.

Staff appointment will not be site specific. You will be employed on a temporary contract and will be asked to work at any school or council establishment within a reasonable distance of your home. Your details will be kept on a register and you will be called upon, potentially at short notice to cover.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

These posts are subject to Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.

You are also welcome to contact us for a chat before applying by contacting the Cleaning, Caretaking, SCP & Catering Office on 01744 671757 or 01744 671755 or emailing us at

Thank you for your interest in working for us.
If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that the Council guarantees an interview to disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the job, as detailed on the Person Specification, and will, for qualifying disabled candidates, make reasonable adjustments within the interview/selection process.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Application Form - Disclosure.pdf
Applicant letter.pdf
Job Description General Kitchen Assistant.pdf
Person Specification General Kitchen Assistant.pdf
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