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Office Administrator (Kick Start Scheme)

Culinera Base Camp

Amersham, Bucks

Job ID


Hours per week

35 hours per week

Hours of work


Type of Job

Perm (Term time only)



Published By

Emma Wood

Published Date

Closing date

Anticipated start date

About the job

Utilising the governments new Kick Start scheme, we are looking for 'rising star's to join our team. The role will be office (with some home working) based and will be supporting the Managing Director and senior team. As a small business the role will be extremely varied but a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to progress quickly in a small business.

To be eligible to apply for the role you must be
• under the age of 25
• Claiming universal credit

‘Office administrator’ sounds a little bit boring but we promise our company and this role is anything but. Being a small, growing company it’s ‘all hands on deck’ which means you will be in the thick of the action, invoked and exposed to so much.

The person we are looking for is customer service focussed, organised and a self starter. Someone who has their antenna up, listens and finds proactive solutions. Someone who supports but also challenges to ensure we’re doing the right things, in the best way possible.

The role is based in beautiful Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire and is for 30 hours per week, Monday - Friday. We’re offering £10 per hour initially so there is room for promotion and growth.

The role will report to the Managing Director where you will have the benefit of receiving 1:1 coaching and development to help you achieve your goals.

We want to arm you with a plethora of transferable skills – from demanding high organisation to sales, marketing and even a little bit of cooking if you’re interested. We will expose you to all elements of our business, to show case what can be achieved with entrepreneurship, and educate you in customer service, ISO maintenance, finance, HR, accountability and health and safety.

If you are interested in this placement within us you must be registered with Jobcentre Plus. We are only able to accept applications from individuals who have been referred by their Work Coaches.

Details About The Role

Administration Assistant (Kickstart Scheme)

Core purpose-
To provide comprehensive and proactive assistance to the Culinera team including the Managing Director. Be able to support with all aspects of the Culinera business.

What you’ll be up to

Assist on tasks, issues and enquiries; progress/chase and monitor to ensure timely and successful outcomes.

Provide a full message and communication service; monitoring timescales to ensure prompt responses to enquiries, questions and requests.

Update and maintain key Culinera databases and systems

Support the team with communication, design and operational issues

Work hard and have fun


• Ability to learn
• 'Can do' approach
• Driving licence


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.

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