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Casual General Assistant


Catering, Cleaning

Salford City Council

Casual General Assistant

Grade: 1B

Salary: £11.09 plus enhancements (£20,812 per annum (FTE))

Working Hours: Mon-Fri, Various hours within the school hours

Contract Type: Casual

Location: Various across the City of Salford

Boothstown/Broughton/Eccles/Little Hulton/Irlam/Peel Green/Ordsall/ Salford/Swinton/Walkden/Wardley/Worsley/Winton

About us  

Salford has changed and is continuing to change: at the heart of our approach are ambitious plans to transform Salford into a modern global city where we can all make a real difference to the lives of Salford people.

As a people centred and values based organisation Salford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture and can do approach, we embrace innovation and encourage performance.  

We currently have an exciting vacancy within our team to enable us to continue to build on our success and also bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into the team.  

Salford City Council has undertaken a full review of it’s pay structure which will be implemented from 1 April 2023, the new hourly rate for this post will be £11.29 plus enhancements. If you would like any further information about the pay review please email

About you

Your style and approach will reflect our values: you will be passionate about what you do always striving to improve things; valuing and respecting others’ contribution.

You will work together to deliver a better service; you will take pride in always getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong.

You will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

You will have great attention to details and the adaptability required to perform a varied role. You will have a flexible approach, will embrace learning and adapt easily to change. You will be highly organised and able to work to deadlines.

About the role 

As a Casual General Assistant you will work in various kitchens within a set area of the city. Duties may include setting up of dining rooms, washing up, serving of food and some basic food preparation. 

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £38.00.  The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £9.50 per month.  If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £38.00. 

If you have lived or worked abroad for 3 months or more in the last 5 years or 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character.  

Job Description.pdf

Person Spec.pdf

If you would like this information in a different format please contact the Citywide Admin Team

on: or 0161 925 1122.

Find out more about Working for Salford and what we can offer you by clicking here:  
Why work for Team Salford.pdf

About the benefits
You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged.

Continuous service commitment  
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others. 

Diversity and Inclusion  
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. We are proud to be an accredited disability confident employer and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We understand how hard it can be to combine caring for a loved one with work so we aim to provide support and flexibility to balance family and caring responsibilities with work

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at



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30th Jun 2023

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