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Casual Midday Meals Assistant

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£4,765 - £4,939
Opossum Federation
Working Pattern:
Part Time
10 hours per week. part time TTO.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/02/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Opportunities at Opossum Federation


Casual Midday Meals Assistant Required


Workplace:            Opossum Federation – Thorpe Hall School

Start Date:             ASAP

Salary:                   Scale 1 point 1 - 3   £4,765 - £4,939 actual salary

Hours:                    Monday to Friday – 10 hours per week. 11.30am – 1.30pm

Term Time Only, Permanent 

At Opossum, we believe that all pupils deserve high quality education which engages, inspires and challenges; so that everyone meets their full potential. We strive to create safe and happy learning environments which promote independence and high expectations of all. We are committed to providing opportunities which promote open mindedness, empathy and celebration of the rich and diverse communities which we serve; so that everyone is able to contribute positively to society. We are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices so that our pupils develop physically, emotionally and morally. We are determined that our pupils will be successful and will leave us as confident, highly educated members of the community.


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive Casual Midday Meals Assistant to work as a member of our Team, at Thorpe Hall School.


We are looking for someone with:


  • A positive outlook who is able to ensure the children are at the heart of all your actions
  • Has experience of working with children
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • Ability to use own initiative and work as part of a team
    • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment to meet demands and deadlines
    • Willingness to work flexibly


To download an application pack, please visit our website at . Please submit all completed Applications to Eve Cherrington, at


Only applications submitted on the School’s application form will be considered.


Closing dates for applications is Monday 24th February 2020, 12.00pm.


All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and Satisfactory References and candidates are required to submit a self – disclosure form with their application.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.