We are seeking to appoint hardworking and motivated Catering Assistants to join our successful Catering team.


The successful applicants will work as part of a large, busy, and friendly team who predominantly serve breakfast, lunch and dinners to over 700 boarding and day pupils. As part of the Catering team there’s the opportunity to learn Barisata skills in our Café, silver service at evening functions such as House Dinners and some Chef skills if keen to get involved with the kitchen teams.

Due to the nature of being a boarding school, the department works across seven days, but do enjoy a full two weeks off over the Christmas period as the school shuts down. The hours are more sociable than industry standard and shifts generally start at 06.00 and finish at 19.30 with the exception of college functions. We offer straight shifts only; no split shifts and rotas are done in advance to ensure staff can retain a good life/work balance.

These are full-time roles working an average 35 hours a week, on a 5-day rolling rota, the post holders will also enjoy every other weekend off. This is for 48 weeks of the year – term time (33 weeks) plus 15 weeks during non-term time, as directed by the Catering Manager. The post attracts an annual salary of £15,892 (including shift allowance), based on an hourly rate of £9.27.

The posts are predominantly based at the Senior School in Framlingham but on some occasions can be asked to work at the Prep School in Brandeston as necessary.

The College offers its employees free membership to the Sports Centre which includes access to the pool, gym and discounts to fitness classes, squash and tennis courts. Staff have access to; free parking when onsite, an independent pensions advisor, free meals when on duty and free uniform. We have also worked with a number of local businesses to offer discounts to staff. If you are looking for development and training, staff have access to a suite of online courses and receive ongoing training in various areas.

Key Information

  • Contract: Full Time, Permanent
  • Employment Location: Framlingham College Senior and Prep School
  • Closing Date: Applications will be viewed upon receipt, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.
  • Interviews Week Commencing: To be confirmed

About Us

Framlingham College is a co-educational boarding and day school which comprises the Prep School, in the beautiful surroundings of Brandeston Hall, and the Senior School which is set in stunning surroundings in the market town of Framlingham. Curiosity and inquiry are at the heart of a vibrant learning culture and at Framlingham College we believe that every child should experience the joy that is to be found in learning. A Framlingham College education aims to nurture essential skills and habits – adaptability, teamwork and good decision-making for example – by weaving them into the curriculum. We are determined to prepare our young people for their adult world.

Recruitment Pack

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role together with an application form. Applications will only be accepted by application form. Completed application forms are to be emailed to recruitment@framlinghamcollege.co.uk before the closing date, posted to:

The Human Resources Department
Framlingham College
College Road
IP13 9EY

or alternatively, upload your application form, cover letter and CV by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button.

We welcome all applications, especially from independent thinkers, creative minds and inspirational people. We very much look forward to receiving your application.

Framlingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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