food technology technician in southport

30 October 2018
catherine stockford, randstad education
job type
£ 10 - £ 12 per hour
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southport, north west
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 10 - £ 12 per hour
Non Teaching
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catherine stockford, randstad education
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job description

Could you help and encourage children to be excited about cookery? Are you passionate about your culinary skills from a catering background and want to share this with the next generation of budding chefs? Then please consider an application to Randstad Education!

We currently require a School Food Technology Technician for a long-term temporary role in an outstanding secondary school in Sefton Local Authority. The role is part-time, Mondays and Tuesdays 8.15am to 4.00pm and Wednesday 8.15am to 12.30pm. The post is for an immediate start and will continue until Easter when the postholder is expected to return from maternity.


The school is graded outstanding and has a great reputation in the local area, with on-site parking and a local train station within walking distance. As a reward for your hard work and commitment to Randstad you will also benefit from:

- A dedicated, professional and friendly specialist 'School Support Services' consultant and a branch with 24 hour on-call facility

- Competitive rates of pay paid weekly, which are fully compliant under the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR, 2011)

- Commitment to your continuing professional development through free training including safeguarding

- 'Recommend a friend' bonus worth up to £300

- Being part of a highly respected supply team and developing your own reputation within it, especially through various rewards like 'Candidate of the Term'

Job Responsibilities

This is a great opportunity to work as part of a committed school team, providing a practical service to the staff and pupils in the subject of Food Technology within the DT Department. Responsibilities would include:

- Ensuring all materials and equipment, including food preparation, are ready for practical lessons and demonstrations, liaising with teaching staff for lesson planning

- Cleaning and storage of all equipment and stock, keeping kitchen areas and classrooms tidy

- Maintaining all relevant paperwork, including stocktaking and orders for new stock, ingredients, resources and equipment

- Undertaking of safety checks and routine maintenance of kitchen equipment and utensils

- Observing strict Health and Safety guidelines and keeping knowledge of this up-to-date, especially with regards to food storage and preparation

- Assisting teaching staff in the running of practical sessions for pupils, interacting with the children, and undertaking other duties as directed by the department staff


The successful candidate will have:

- A strong knowledge of the DT curriculum and a genuine interest in Food Technology gained from previous work within a school Design Technology department would be an advantage

- Proven experience of catering and food preparation; a working knowledge of food hygiene and a qualification in this area is also appropriate

- Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing

- A patient approach towards working with children and adults alike

- Excellent organisation skills

- A strong work ethic, the ability to work as part of a team of technicians, and a professional attitude

About us

Randstad Education is the UK Market Leader for recruitment within education. We have been helping teachers and support staff to find temporary and permanent roles in schools, colleges and nurseries for nearly twenty years. Working with over 2500 schools each week, our staff support over 135,000 children every day across the country, so we can find the right match for your skills. The Liverpool branch is one of the oldest and busiest in the country and has a dedicated team of consultants working across primary, secondary and SEN, and we now also have a dedicated section looking after School Support roles such as Technicians, Administration and Finance.

What next?

We are proud to support a diverse portfolio of schools across Merseyside, so even if this job or location is not suitable, we would still like to hear from you regarding your relevant experience, as we may have other roles available in schools, temporary or permanent, short-or long-term, full or part-time, which may be a better match. All candidates will be subject to Randstad Education's child protection and UK eligibility checks. If you are suitable, an interview would be offered immediately with Randstad and soon after you would also attend an interview or partake in a 'trial day' at the school before an offer of work was made.

To discuss this in more detail, please contact Catherine Stockford, your specialist Support Services consultant, via email on or by telephone at the Liverpool branch of Randstad Education on 0151 255 1666.


ability to work well under pressure,building rapport with children,communication,excellent time management,keen to contribute to the life of the school,knowledge of subject