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General Dining Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

Eton College has a vacancy for a full-time General Dining Assistant who has the enthusiasm and passion to join our incredible Catering team. The successful candidate will ensure an excellent front of house service is provided and deliver a professional service across all areas of our central dining facility at Bekynton.

If you have relevant dining and cleaning experience and enjoy working in a busy, fast-paced role we would like to hear from you. Eton College offers an outstanding working environment amidst beautiful surroundings, a wide range of benefits and prides itself on a warm and friendly community, where staff are valued.  

Working pattern

The working hours for this position will be 41.5 hours per week, working term time plus 6 weeks over the summer holidays. The working pattern will be split shifts as detailed below;

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays 07:00-14:30 & 19:00-21:00
  • Wednesdays & Thursdays - days off
  • Fridays 07:00-14:30 & 19:00-21:00
  • Sundays 08:00-14:30 & 19:00-21:00

You will be paid over 12 equal monthly instalments, inclusive of holiday pay. 

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties

  • Assist in the preparation of service and dining areas;
  • Providing a food service;
  • Washing up;
  • Cleaning equipment, utensils and working areas;
  • Maintaining correct levels of Health and Safety;
  • To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post;
  • Where required, undertake regulated activity, such as unsupervised contact with children, ensuring that safeguarding procedures are followed and providing safe and effective care at all times;
  • Good understanding and effective implementation of Child Protection procedures;
  • Commitment to and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including but not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

Skills and Competencies Required

To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant dining experience;
  • Cleaning experience;
  • The ability to communicate and work effectively within a team;
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • A flexible approach;
  • The ability to use own initiative;
  • The ability to carry out tasks under pressure.


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free or heavily discounted access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on so we can make adjustments accordingly. 



Eton 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, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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