Canteen Worker Grade 3

Position Title: Canteen Organiser

The position is available for 3 hours per day twice a week (12 hours per fortnight). Additional hours maybe required to cover leave and absences of other staff. Start time will generally be 9am, but other start times (no earlier than 8am) may be required on occasion. The position is during school terms (approximately 40 weeks per year). The position is paid $23.29 per hour, on a casual basis.

The position will primarily be responsible for the preparation of food for sale in the canteen, and assisting other canteen staff. The position will also be responsible for the training of volunteers in regard to food preparation. The carrying out of other functions, as outlined in below in the description will be required to be undertaken on an occasional basis.

Applications are to be in the form of a letter, addressing the job requirements as outlined below.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview between 27th and 30th January 2015 and be able to commence work in February 2015.

Please address applications to Teresa Borwick, President Maylands Peninsula Primary School P&C.

Applications are close 3pm, Friday 19th December 2014 and are to be emailed to:


  • Operation of the canteen
  • Supervision of volunteers
  • Record keeping and administration


  • Foodsafe
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Clearance


  • All aspects of food preparation and sales


  • Well developed organisational skills
  • Well developed interpersonal skills

On a daily basis:

  1. Open and close the canteen at the times set by the Canteen Committee.
  2. Sign on and off for each shift in the workbook.
  3. Check that paid staff and volunteers have signed on and off for each shift in the workbook.
  4. Collect lunch orders from the classroom canteen baskets, process the orders and list them on the daily tally sheet.
  5. Prepare food for sale based on daily tally sheets and the canteen's menu.
  6. Sell food via counter sales during recess and lunch, ensuring that the sale is entered into the cash register and the correct change is provided.
  7. Train and supervise new staff and volunteers to ensure that correct FoodSafe and Occupational, Health & Safety guidelines are met.
  8. Maintain stock levels by checking supplies and ordering additional stock if required.
  9. Order supplies, record purchases and claim monies as per P&C procedure.
  10. Check deliveries against delivery dockets.
  11. Count, record and bank the daily takings, maintaining a float of $125.00.
  12. Ensure that canteen surfaces (cupboards, shelves, draws, benches, window sills, refrigerators, freezers, walls) and equipment are hygienically kept and in good repair.
  13. Write any wastage in the wastage book as required.
  14. Write in the Temperature Record Book daily.
  15. Manage money and keys so that they are not at risk of theft.
  16. Ensure the Canteen's security by restricting entry to the canteen, locking all doors and windows and switching off appliances (except refrigerator & freezer units) at the end of the day.
  17. Prepare a roster of voluntary and paid canteen staff to maintain adequate staff levels. Organise the voluntary and paid canteen staff according to this roster.
  18. Keep a record book of sales to provide information to the Canteen Committee and the P&C.
  19. Perform a stock take at the end of each term with the help of a Canteen Committee member and provide a copy of this information to the treasurer.
  20. Attend Canteen Committee meetings.
  21. Attend P&C meetings to give regular Canteen Reports or arrange for the Canteen Liaison to present your written report if you are unable to attend.
  22. Attend appropriate training (eg. the Heart Foundation School Canteen Conference or WA School Canteen Conference Association Healthy Choice Food Expo) as required.
  23. Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably be requested by the Canteen Committee or the P&C.

In consultation with the Canteen Committee of the Maylands Peninsula Primary School P&C the Canteen Organiser is required to:

  1. Plan, organise and monitor the operations of the canteen to sell healthy food to the children and staff of the school and to facilitate the demand for the canteen's products and services.
  2. Establish menus in accordance with the Canteen Committees nutritional policy.
  3. Decide on methods of ordering and distributing of lunches.
  4. Implement all policies of the Canteen Committee and ensure that volunteers and paid staff are aware of and uphold them.