Birmingham City Council Part Time Jobs – General Assistant

Website Birmingham City Council

General Assistant
Grade 1 £18,333 – £18,887 pro rata
Permanent – Part Time
Working Hours 10 hours per week – Monday – Friday Term time only between 11.30am to 1.30pm, including 3 days in school holidays
Location – Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, East Meadway, Tile Cross, Birmingham B33 0AY

Cityserve is a Birmingham City Council catering service for school meals providing fresh and nutritious food for school kitchen across the UK, healthy eating is a continuous theme throughout all of our menus, and we are committed to the wellbeing of pupils. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a busy environment, delivers excellent customer service and is able motivate and support team members.

As a General Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and cooking meals for pupils
  • Planning and controlling all aspects of the service
  • Assist keeping the kitchen clean & tidy
  • Costing, stocktaking and keeping appropriate records
  • To maintain a balanced diet and varied menus
  • To be aware of the care users’ needs and dietary preferences
  • You will work collaboratively with managers and supervisors to ensure the first-class delivery of food in school kitchens both in and outside of service times.

Previous kitchen experience is essential to this role

About You;


  • Good people skills
  • Passion about food and customer service
  • Great team player
  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Allergy Awareness Certificate
  • Experience in a similar environment
  • High standards and quality drive
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

For informal enquires please contact Pauline Biddle -Commercial Field Chef, via email on [email protected]

Closing date: Monday, 31 October 2023 – 12 Noon

Ref: BCC583

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed. Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may need to apply for a visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council for a skilled worker visa (if the job is eligible).

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the miscellaneous attachment on to your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

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