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SFX Application Form

St Francis Xavier’s College

Woolton Hill Road


L25 6EG

Tel: 0151 288 1000

Catering Assistant – Start Date : as soon as possible

St Francis Xavier’s College, founded in 1842, is a Catholic Converter Academy with a co-educational Sixth Form with a strong academic tradition and 1000 pupils across KS3/4. The Sixth Form has strong collaborative links with partner schools across the city.

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and effective Catering Assistants to help the Catering team in providing a consistently high standard of service to the school. 

It is an exciting time for us as we join St Joseph’s Catholic Multi Academy Trust in Spring 2024 

Role Details – Purpose

As an essential member of the Catering team, you will thrive in a busy environment, be adaptable and flexible and will support colleagues to maintain high professional standards.  You will work as part of the team and contribute to the achievement of its objectives, providing an effective and efficient catering service, maintaining the associated catering areas in accordance with food hygiene regulations. 

Vacancies are listed below, please indicate which vacancy you are interested in on your completed application form.

Vacancy 1 

Term Time Only

Monday to Friday, 5 days per week.  09.00am  – 3.00pm, 6 hours per day = 30 hours per week

Vacancy 2 

Term Time Only 

Monday to Friday, 5 days per week.  10.00am  – 3.00pm, 5 hours per day = 25 hours per week


Please see further details on the job description.


  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Energy, enthusiasm, good sense of humour;
  • Emotional maturity and resilience in dealing with challenging behaviours.
  • Able to communicate effectively with students, staff and other stakeholders


  • A commitment to support your professional development.
  • A role in a school that has a clear vision.
  • Working as part of a committed and talented team of professionals

If you believe that you have the energy, passion, resilience and drive to be part of our positive journey, we would love to have you on our team.  

Applications may not be considered if they are incomplete.  We cannot accept CV’s.  Applications will be reviewed once submitted and suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date. The School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply early if interested.

Please visit our website for details and application form at  

For further information and school visits please contact  [email protected] 

Forward completed applications to: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th April 2024 12pm     Shortlisting: Friday 19th April 2024 

Interviews will be held on: Monday 22nd April 2024

Only applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted following the closing date. 

Please note that guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This enables us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at an interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview. 

Safeguarding of our pupils is a priority.  All posts are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) and will be subject to an enhanced DBS certificate with a children’s barred list check. You will also be required to complete a criminal self-disclosure form if you are short-listed for the post.’

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