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Catering Assistant

  • Scotland

  • Fettes College

  • Full-time


We are currently seeking to fill the position of Catering Assistant .



The salary for this role is £11.50 per hour (with a review pending on 1st September 2024), with hours of work being 35 hours per week (varied start and finish between 6 am and 9 pm), 5 days out of 7 to cover weekends. The hours worked above contractual hours will be paid at 1.5 of a normal hourly rate.

  • You will be entitled to 30 days’ holiday during the School Year (September to August) plus 8 public holidays. Holidays will therefore ordinarily be taken outside term time.
  • You will be opted into the Fettes Trust Non-Teaching Staff Pension Scheme after 3 months service. This scheme is a money purchase one and full details of it and your options will be made available to you prior to your opt-in date. The Fettes Trust will contribute to the scheme and your contribution will be subject to the minimum overall combined employer and employee contribution limits set by the Pensions Regulator. Fettes operate a contribution matching scheme up to 10% of base salary.
  • Lunchtime meals may be taken in the Dining Hall free of charge during term time and when catering is provided and at other times, when catering is provided, and you are on duty.
  • Parking within the campus grounds. The campus is easily accessed by car and bus; there is a bus stop located outside the campus serving a number of routes across the city and to rail stations.
  • Membership of Westwoods gym and health club which offers a range of excellent fitness and leisure facilities including a 25m swimming pool.
  • Life insurance scheme.
  • Excellent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • Access to discounted healthcare, additional life insurance, shopping discounts, etc through our benefits portal.


Please see the full Job Description for duties and responsibilities for this role

  • Have a passion for providing excellent customer service.
  • Ideally, have a strong background in a similar high volume/high quality establishment.
  • Excellent time keeping and time management skills.
  • Be a competent multi-tasker, who can work under pressure, and as part of a happy and committed team.
  • An Elementary Food Hygiene qualification would be preferable. Experience of allergen legislation and knowledge of special diets would be useful.
  • Be aware of Health and Safety requirements within a catering environment.

Further Information

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Carrington Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1QX

  • 148 Day Boys (7-18)
  • 236 Boarding Boys (7-18)
  • 131 Day Girls (7-18)
  • 229 Boarding Girls (7-18)
  • HMC, IAPS, ISC, SchoolTalent

0131 332 2281

Closing Date: 05 August 2024