Current Vacancies


General Catering Assistant

We are looking for a General Assistant to work as part of the Catering Team at Essa Foundation Academies Trust. Whilst this role is predominantly based at Essa Primary, you could be deployed to work at any establishment within the Trust. You will be assisting the Catering Manager to cater for all students and staff and so this is an important role where you can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our young people.  

The ideal candidate will hold a level 2 qualification in Food Preparation and Cooking, as well as recent catering experience in a similar role. Catering experience within a school environment is desirable. The successful candidate will also need to have up to date food hygiene training (or willingness to achieve). 

The hours of work are 23.5 per week, 9.45am-2.30pm Monday to Friday, during term time plus 2 days. 

The salary is Grade B, Scale Point 4 (within the range 3-4), £18993per annum FTE (actual salary £10,082 pa approx. for term time plus 2 days).

For more information and to apply please download our application form and candidate pack below. Completed application forms should be returned along with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 to before the closing date. 

 Any general enquiries should be addressed to:

Telephone number 01204 333 222
Closing date: Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 8.00am                                  
Interviews: Monday 4th February 2021 (via Microsoft Teams)


Essa Foundation Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.   All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Baring check.

Files to download

01204 201 310  /   /  Essa Primary, Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, BL3 3HH