General Assistant

St Nicolas Junior School

Newbury, West Berkshire

Job ID


Hours per week

15 hours per week

Hours of work

School hours

Type of Job

Perm (Term time only)


£8.72 per hour

Published By

Thomas Pass

Published Date

Closing date

Anticipated start date

About the job

Here at Culinera we are excited to recruit a General Assistant into our ranks at St Nics Junior School. The role is perfect for you if you are looking for a term time only role that fits in with school hours. The core hours are 11.00 to 2.00 with an option to increase hours as we get more little people eating with us.

It’s a small team at St Nics – so it’s all hands on deck! You will be involved in a little bit of everything, supporting our Cook Manager to make sure lunch time is a roaring success every day. This means you will support with food prep, baking, serving, cleaning and making sure your customers and team are safe.

During COVID-19, things are a little bit different, but please be assured we have plans in place to make sure we have as many as people eating as possible whilst ensuring they remain safe.


The biggest thing for Culinera is that you have the right attitude. You need to be a happy, hardworking addition to our kitchen team and be able to commit to undertaking the training we require for H&S, Covid and compliance.

If you have previous experience of working in a kitchen or in hospitality this will set you up well – but this isn’t essential.


We want you to work WITH us to provide the very best school catering around. We give you access to training opportunities, both mandatory for your role and aspirational. We want everyone we work with to upskill, by undertaking NVQ’s and going to the next level. We are a small, local company, we have zero bureaucracy, are hands on and are100% committed.


  • Competitive rate of pay

  • Flexible holiday - take the school holidays off!

  • Eligible for participation in the Nest Pension Scheme

  • Opportunities for development within our amazing small company

  • EAP with Hospitality Action

  • Lots of reward and recognition opportunities 

About Culinera and safer recruitment

Culinera began life in January 2020 as a small, fresh-focussed caterer determined to disrupt the market and provide an exceptional service to schools. We have started to carve a reputation in the industry for innovation, customer service and skill. We put people, training and technology in the heart of our business to make sure we succeed. We want to recruit people who are committed to our vision of exceptional service, tasty food and customer care. 


Culinera are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Culinera expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the highest standards of professional behaviour at all times. We operate a strict safer recruitment policy that aims to ensures we recruit the right people. All successful candidates are required comply with our safer recruitment procedures which include reference checks and an enhanced DBS check.