Food Technology Technician/ Teaching Assistant Job

Salary: £16879.53
Location: Enfield
Contract: Permanent
Sector: Education

Do you have experience working in a Restaurant, Kitchen, Café, Bar or a related role in catering or hospitality, and would like a career change?

If so, would you consider working as a Food Technology Technician/Teaching Assistant in a secondary school?

In addition to a salary of £16,879.53, you will also receive a wide range of benefits, including healthcare (optical, dental, prescriptions, health screening), an Employee Assistance programme, pension schemes, holiday entitlement, training and development, and much more!

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person as you don’t need any teaching experience, you will be fully trained, and you can develop your experience as you grow in the role.

The school is committed to your professional development. You will have ongoing support from the senior leadership team and will attend appropriate training and development opportunities. You will be given support, time and space to grow as a teacher. You will have the support of a dedicated senior leadership team to ensure you are able to focus on delivering outstanding teaching and learning.

To be considered for the job, here’s what you need to have:

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above or equivalent
  • Good food technology and catering experience and skills
  • Professional manner. Proactive, engaging and empathetic
  • Awareness of policies relating to health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality and data protection
  • You must be competent and experienced using ALL kitchen and catering equipment, with knowledge of food preparation, nutrition, hygiene and healthy eating.

You will be working with the class teachers and your duties will include:

  • To assist technology staff in developing appropriate resources for teaching and learning.
  • Support with daily lesson preparation
  • Prepare materials and ingredients as required by the subject teacher prior to lessons
  • Ensure all equipment is kept in optimum condition and stored correctly
  • Organise extra equipment for lessons as directed by the classroom teacher
  • Regularly maintain the equipment and tools in the workshop and classroom areas
  • Empty and clean equipment after practical lessons
  • Keep all classrooms organised and free from hazards
  • Assist pupils of a range of ages and abilities from Key Stage 3 to 4
  • Ensure that students’ needs are met and any challenging behaviour is monitored to maintain a safe working environment
  • Help ensure food technology lessons run smoothly and efficiently

We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

To apply for this job or to find out more, please contact us on 0207 169 1000, email your CV to or apply through our website

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