Catering Assistant

Due to an expansion in our catering service, Benenden School are looking to recruit friendly and reliable people to join our Catering Department. No experience is required as you will be given full training, however you must be efficient and organised.

Evening Catering Assistant

Main duties include preparation of the food service areas, assisting serving meals to students, staff and visitors, preparation and cleaning of the Dining Room.

Hours:                                                             Pay:

Monday to Friday          5:00pm to 8:30pm         £7,820 per annum

This is a term time plus 11 weeks position.

Benenden is one of the leading boarding schools in Britain. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 240 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 541 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 180 of those in the Sixth Form. Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently working to establish a new School Hall and Music School.

Meals are provided to staff whilst on duty. The School’s leisure facilities, including a fitness gym and swimming pool are available for staff to use. 

For full details and to apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications to Mrs J Card, Head of HR & Compliance, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 4AA by 9:00am on 23 April.

Application Pack


The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom he/she comes into contact.  He/She must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, this appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.