Catering Assistant – Summergil House

Posted 3 months ago

Catering Assistant: (to children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition)

 Full time: 37.5 Hours Per Week 

Salary: £14,391- £15,268 per

Orbis Education and Care is an exciting and rapidly growing Welsh business which exists to work with children and young people who have needs associated with autistic spectrum conditions.

We are constantly looking for enthusiastic people to bring their personality, skills and experience to work and help our children and young people develop, grow and have fulfilling childhoods.

One of our newest facilities is Summergil House, a specialist children’s home and school set in 18 acres of idyllic scenery in Presteigne, Powys, close to the border with Herefordshire .


We make it an absolute priority that each and every child and young person who walks through our doors feels welcome, cared for, safe and happy; something we could never do without the people who work for us. Ensuring they eat good nutritious food is part of our responsibility too.




What do we need you to do? Under the guidance of the Head Chef

〉 Store, prepare and serve food and beverage items in accordance with all Food Handling and Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

〉 Daily cleaning of all areas of the kitchen in accordance with the home and school’s schedules and specifications, using appropriate equipment, chemicals and work methods.

〉 Ensure documentation duties and procedures are maintained for efficiency and accuracy i.e. temperature of food and equipment.

〉 Ensure all equipment is maintained and cleaned in the appropriate manner.

〉 Report any maintenance problems to the Head Chef/ Home Manager as soon as any problems occur, keeping an accurate record.

〉 Ensure the smooth running of the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.



Is this role right for you?

Experience tells us that the people who are successful in this type of work possess key qualities, including:

〉 Enjoy working with children, and in particular those who may demonstrate challenging behaviours

〉 Caring

〉 Self-driven and resourceful

〉 Team Player and an ability to motivate and support others

〉 Good Communication and the ability to relate well to other people.

〉 Flexible, Calm and emotional resilience.


We welcome applicants with experience and qualifications gained in Residential Care homes, Restaurants, Education facilities and Hotels. Experience gained here will serve you well. We will also take into consideration whether you have any relevant catering qualifications, certificates of which would need to be presented as part of your pre-employment checks.


What you need to be aware of?

〉 This is a busy role, and you need to have the confidence to work in an environment where you will come across challenging behaviours that children and young people with Autism and other associated learning disabilities can present; but don’t worry, there will be training and plenty of support.

〉 Summergil is open 365 days of the year, and you will be required to work on a rota for days, nights and weekends.


What else can we can offer you?

〉 Paid-for and industry-leading training

〉 Comprehensive two-week induction support.

〉 Excellent overtime opportunities with enhanced rates and a range of other benefits.

〉 Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

〉 Paid sick leave

〉 Death in service/life cover

〉 Perk Box- over 200 savings updated monthly

〉 28 days annual leave which increases with long service

〉 Real opportunities for progression with the majority of our senior roles filled internally

〉 We will cover the cost of the DBS Check


As you can see we provide you with a competitive salary, range of benefits, on-going training and development plus career progression. More than any of that we provide you with an opportunity to feel a sense fulfilment everyday!

All roles are subject to pre employment checks, including DBS which the company will pay for. 

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