Catering Manager, Croydon, Surrey

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary (+ shift allowance)
Contract term: Permanent

Catering Manager 

37.5 hours per week, permanent post  

Competitive Salary (+ shift allowance)  

South East London/Surrey  

This is not school dinners! Come and educate a new generation in healthy choices for life. Feed your mind, help us feed theirs.  

Our Catering team does more than just provide meals for our pupils and staff. Due to further expansion of the hospitality services we provide internally and externally, we need a visionary and driven Catering Manager to join us. You will provide expert advice, leadership and guidance to enable the team to produce high-quality meals and deliver first-rate hospitality on a daily basis. We need flair, experience, a sense of humour and the ability to manage and motivate a team producing in excess of 1300 daily covers together with a range of high quality functions and business events.   

You will have experience in a management role in a catering, hospitality, events or a hotel environment.  You must be totally passionate about food and have a creative approach to delivering service excellence and a desire to push for continual improvement.  In addition you will demonstrate excellent management skills, and a desire to get stuck in and lead by example.  The detail around food safety, H&S and allergen laws will be second nature to you, and you will combined this all with enthusiasm, the drive to succeed together, and a proven ability to multi-task under pressure!   

This is an exciting opportunity that offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary, working with a driven and dedicated team of staff, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, free meals, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.    

Please visit for further details about our School, the role and the application process.  You can also contact us by email at or telephone HR on 020-8657-4433.  

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to References may be taken up before interview. 

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 19th February 2018. Applications will be considered on receipt.  Interviews will be held during week commencing 26th February 2018.  

Applicants who have not heard from us by Friday 23rd February 2018 should presume that they have not been successful on this occasion.  

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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More about Royal Russell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...