General Assistant & Mobile General Assistant (Catering)

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade B (SPC-2) £20,441 (Pay award pending)
  • Location: Various
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 12.50 hours per week. Term time only plus three deep cleaning days per year.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 30/11/2023 at 23:59
  • Reference: COMM/23/260790

We have a number of vacancies and are looking to recruit General and Mobile General Catering Assistants to work in school kitchens both in the North and South of the borough. Ranging from Southport, Formby, Maghull, Aintree, Litherland and Bootle.

Introducing Ourselves

Sefton Catering Service provides high quality catering to schools throughout Sefton.

We are committed to making sure our school lunches are tasty and nutritious, as we believe that school food is closely linked to pupil behaviour and educational attainment.

Job Requirements

The successful applicants will be part of the Sefton Catering team at one of our sites. Mobile General assistants have a base and will be expected to work in and around the borough when required.

The successful applicants will undertake with supervision the preparation, simple cooking, and service of food. You will be required to attend a half day course to achieve a level 2 award in food safety. (This course is being undertaken online at present) (Every 3 years)

This is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference to the children who use our service.

Due to the nature of the work, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate must be able to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure (via the Disclosure & Barring Service DBS) in order to be appointed to the post.

For an application form and further details please use the links below.

Completed forms can be emailed to If you do not have Internet access, then call our 24hour recruitment hotline on 0845 140 1040, or call in to the Transactional HR Team, 1st Floor, St Peter’s House, Balliol Road, Bootle, L20 3AB.

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


Please fully complete the online application form.


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