Catering Manager, Essex

Closing date:

The Stanway SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LGS Band 4 (£24,799-£31,371 per annum pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Catering Manager

Pay: LGS Band 4 (£24,799-£31,371 per annum pro rata)

We are seeking to appoint a Catering Manager to be responsible for the catering service provided at the school.

Hours/Weeks: 37 hours Mon – Thu 8.00am-4.00pm, Fri 8.00am-3.30pm term time, plus INSET days plus 3 weeks during school holidays.

The start for this post is as soon as possible.

The role will involve:

• Responsibility for the operational efficiency of the catering service: planning, preparation and presentation of food and beverages to the required standard within the budget limitations as agreed with the school management 

• Planning and managing the development of the School’s Catering Provision for students, staff and events 

• Maintenance of the highest standards of hygiene and health and safety 

• Leading a team to produce a healthy, nutritious and balanced menu for all members of the school community 

We're looking for you if you have:

• Relevant catering qualifications to at least NVQ Level 3 

• Experience in the operational efficiency, planning, preparation and presentation of food and beverages to a high standard within agreed budget limitations 

• The ability to maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory and school regulations, including working knowledge of health and safety and food related regulations

• The knowledge of own position within a team environment and the boundaries which apply

• The ability to manage and support the work of others

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Role Specification).

What we can offer:

• The opportunity to be part of the design and opening of a brand new kitchen facility with nearly £1m of funding;

• A competitive Salary;

• Employee benefits: Pension Scheme, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance Programme;

• A full continuous Professional Development Programme;

• Training Opportunities through our membership of The Sigma Trust.

Additional Information:

We are a very successful school, which has a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating and positive Progress 8 scores for the past 3 years. The Stanway School is expanding; all the buildings are new, including brand new performing arts block which opened in September 2018.  

For additional information about our school, please visit The Sigma Trust website http://www.sigmatrust.org.uk/academies/stanway.asp 

Please note that applications can only be accepted on the attached Sigma Trust Application form.

Closing Date: 20th May 2019

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  A disclosure/status check will be sought from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.




More about The Stanway School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Winstree Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0QA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1206 575488

The Stanway School is a heavily over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with 1264 students currently on roll, the vast majority of whom live in Stanway and the surrounding villages to the west of Colchester. The school is a specialist school in Hu...