Updated: Aug 31, 2021
Located in the idyllic village of Moreton, Ashlyns Schools Catering Service are
seeking an experienced Catering Manager to manage the service at Moreton CofE School, Essex.
You will be joining 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 be part of a small team, and work closely with the school, ensuring that standards are achieved and maintained.
You will be confident in your craft cooking skills, striving to push the boundaries of school food to the highest standards, ensuring the children are offered imaginative, flexible and nutritious meals.
You will be able to demonstrate skills in team management, budget control, service improvement, customer relations and marketing.
We want someone with creativity and passion to help us produce innovative dishes and enhance the overall dining experience in the school.
In brief, you will have:
a solid background in catering within a commercial environment and, ideally, in an educational setting
experience of managing others
a sound and up to date knowledge of food safety procedures, either current Level 3 Basic Food & Hygiene Certificate or be willing to undertake online training immediately to achieve a Level 3
an understanding of nutrition and, ideally, knowledge of government food standards for school meals
a genuine interest and a desire to challenge perceptions of school meals
excellent communication skills, with the ability to deal with children, parents, school staff and colleagues confidently and successfully
can evidence and describe how you have made a significant impact in a previous role
Hours of work: 6 hours per day, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only
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 safeguarding 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 5pm on Friday 3rd September 2021
Interviews/Skills Tests will be held asap
Starting date, as soon as possible
Applications can be made on-line at https://www.ashlyns.co.uk/application-form
or an Application Pack can be requested from
Jen Heymer, HR Manager,
Ashlyns Organics Ltd, High Laver Hall, High Laver, Ongar, Essex CM5 0DU
Tel 01277 890821