Food Technology / Kitchen Organiser

Job posted: 10/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 30/05/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1278110

Reference: 1278110

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1    Capacity to undertake routine support tasks across a range of functions in one or more work areas within a school environment.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with members of the school community including students and the capacity to provide support and/or attendant care to students where necessary.

SC3    Demonstrated proficiency in the use of office systems, software or technical equipment as relevant to the position.

SC4    Capacity to work cooperatively with a range of people including teachers, education support, students and parents.

SC5    A commitment to professional learning and growth.


The role involves the organisation of two kitchen classrooms (one of which is equipped for and shared with VET Kitchen Operations program), a shared preparation area, laundry and storage areas in a large secondary college.  The provision of food and equipment for classes and the maintenance of a safe, clean and presentable kitchen, preparation and storage areas to Food Handling standards is the key outcome.

A critical aspect of the role is the sharing of work spaces, equipment and supplies with other programs operating in separate spaces either concurrently or at different times to the normal school day.  This requires the capacity to work effectively with other people and to have effective communication and positive interpersonal skills.

The role is for a standard 38 hour working week, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.during school terms.  There is no requirement for attendance during school breaks and vacation periods. 


Key responsibilities - outcomes

Performance standard

Managing supplies

  • Order
  • Receive / Check
  • Stock
  • Calculate cost of foods




  • Collating weekly food orders to ensure that all ingredients and equipment are on hand at the beginning of each lesson.
  • Replenishing any existing stock or equipment
  • Purchase specialised foods for students with food intolerances and specific religions.
  • Check use by dates and rotate stock.
  • Process invoices in a timely manner and forward to school accounts department.
  • Provide data and assist teaching staff in calculating the cost per student of ingredients for individual and group recipes.

Prepare ingredients for Food Tech classes

  • Cut
  • Weigh
  • Measure
  • Provide to classes


  • Accurately weighed, measured, cut, labelled, dated and refrigerated or frozen.
  • Provide materials in time for classes
  • Photocopy recipes for classes.

Manage Food Hygiene and general cleanliness in classrooms, preparation and storage areas.

  • General cleaning
  • Maintain supplies of cleaning products
  • Check food supplies for use by dates
  • Check temperatures and storage conditions
  • Report maintenance issues
  • Ensure provision of clean Food Tech linen, sports uniforms, Sick bay linen and staffroom linen




  • Each kitchen, prep and storage area to be cleaned and maintained to a hygienically safe and presentable standard at the end of the last class of the day.
  • Cleaning products are labelled appropriately and are used in accordance with MSDS and instructions for safe use.
  • Check food supplies for freshness / in date and ensure that they are safe for use.  Check, record and monitor food supplies in accordance with safe food handling standards. Disposal of unsafe foods.
  • Report maintenance issue via the school maintenance portal or report urgent safety issues immediately to the General Office, Maintenance Coordinator or Principal Class member. Ensure that unsafe equipment is taken out of service.
  • Ensure provision of clean linen for classes.
  • Ensure provision of clean sports uniforms in time for their next use.


Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

     Applicants are free to structure applications in any manner they choose.

Applications must include:

  • a specific response to all of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 7 pages
  • a CV with a summary of experience and qualifications
  • the names and contact details including email of up to three referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.
  • All applicants should ensure that their personal profile on Recruitment on Line is up to date.
  • A current Working with Children Check card (employee) is required.


Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

St Helena Secondary College is a co-educational state secondary school of approx. 1600 students located in leafy Eltham North. St Helena is a recognised high demand school, a reflection of the high esteem in which it is held by the wider community.  

The College is a vibrant learning institution with a progressive attitude to change. Our commitment to building teacher capacity has paved the way for a targeted approach to high quality instruction, and the integration of 21st century technology with our teaching and learning model.   The College is warm and friendly with traditional values of respect, responsibility and personal best. It has one of the most extensive extra-curricular programs possible with musical bands, arts, performance and sporting opportunities.  We have a very high retention rate, with a focus on providing pathways for all our students.  Our mantra is “we educate the whole child”, and we aim to develop resilient life-long learners who are able to contribute positively to society.    A positive psychology framework and dedication to continuous improvement drives us all to live our motto 'Dare to be Excellent'. We benefit from the active involvement of a large number of parent and alumni volunteers, and see ourselves very much as a community. 

Food Technology / Kitchen Organiser

Job type:

Full time / From 30/05/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Shaun Isbister | 03 9438 8500

Food Technology / Kitchen Organiser