Catering Manager Required - Birchanger Primary School

Catering Manager 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Birchanger C of E Primary School in September 2018. 

You will be working for an award-winning contract caterer with a reputation for innovation and a background built on strong ethics and an ongoing commitment to improving school meals. You will:

  • manage and develop a colleague, and work closely with the school, ensuring that the children are offered imaginative, appealing and nutritious meals
  • set and maintain the highest standards in food hygiene and health and safety
  • be responsible for all administration associated with ordering food and sundries, stock control, meal uptake, staff timesheets and attendance
  • support the school’s ethos of healthy eating 

You will be able to demonstrate skills in administration, budget control, service improvement, customer relations and marketing. Equally as important, you must have accomplished craft skills and be confident in your cooking abilities – you will be expected to undertake a practical test if you are shortlisted.

In brief, you will have: 

  • a solid background in catering within a commercial environment and, ideally, in an educational setting
  • experience of working as part of a team and, ideally, some supervision or management experience
  • a sound and up to date knowledge of food safety procedures and hold a Level 2 certificate as a minimum
  • an understanding of nutrition and, ideally, knowledge of government food standards for school meals
  • excellent communication skills, with the ability to deal with children, parents, school staff and colleagues confidently and successfully


Salary £9.68 per hour

Term Time only

Hours will be 27.5 per week


Candidates must be prepared to obtain an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) disclosure which is satisfactory to both Ashlyns and the school and be rechecked throughout their employment.All other safe guarding conditions including clearances for satisfactory references, medicals and right of work in the UK must be obtained


Interested candidates should make note of the following:


Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Thursday, 28thJune

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 5thJuly


Applications can be made on-line at

or an Application Pack can be requested from

Nikki Baines, HR Manager, Ashlyns Organics Ltd, Tel 01277 89

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