Head of Food and Catering, Kirkby Lonsdale

Closing date:Expiring today

Queen Elizabeth SchoolKirkby Lonsdale

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: To be confirmed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Food and Catering

Do you want to work in a school where there is a recognition that Food and Catering has a clear and dynamic future?  Are you keen to develop your leadership potential in a community that celebrates the subject and sees opportunity for growth and development, working in excellent newly designed and well equipped facilities?

QES and the newly opened QEStudio have a culture of high expectations, energy and enthusiasm and we are looking for a talented and committed individual keen to lead a department at this exciting time. 

Bordering the Lakes and the Dales and yet surprisingly well connected, for over 400 years QES has forged a strong community ethos providing ‘Scholarship and Care’. We’re immensely proud of our commitment to the highest quality teaching and learning coupled with extraordinary pastoral care.  We are a truly comprehensive school in which every child is cared for, supported and stretched, moving on to diverse destinations, from local apprenticeships and college courses to highly selective universities.  

Building on our long successful history, we launched our sister school QEStudio this September, alongside a new umbrella body, the Lunesdale Learning Trust. So these are exciting times to join us.   Within this expanding context we can offer ample opportunities for professional development enabling you to fulfil your potential in our high performing, forward thinking community.   

Applications are welcomed from well-qualified and highly motivated individuals who are keen to work with remarkable young people promoting the subject and providing an exceptional education for all.

If you wish to apply, please complete all sections of the application form by Monday 19th February 2018. In your supporting statement we would like you to include:

  • an outline of your relevant experience
  • a discussion of the personal and professional qualities which you believe suit you for this post
  • a statement as to why this particular job appeals to you.


We would also encourage all potential applicants to browse both school websites to get a fuller flavour of life at this very special community at this exciting time in our development – click here for QES website and here for QEStudio.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office on 015242 71275.

We do hope you will take the time to apply. This really is a very exciting opportunity. If you require further information or wish to discuss any issues, please do feel free to get in touch. In the meantime, good luck with your application. We look forward possibly to meeting you in the near future. 

Closing date Monday 19 February 2018.

Interviews to be held week beginning 26 February 2018. 

QES and QEStudio are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Alison Wilkinson QEStudio Principal  and Cathy O’Neill QES Headteacher



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1524 271275
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