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Leighton Primary School


Catering Manager - Leighton Primary School 

Start Date: January 2020

Hours – 35 hrs per week - Term Time only 

Salary – To be discussed at interview

The Headteacher and Governing Body at Leighton Primary School are looking to appoint a vibrant, passionate kitchen manager who has the ability to ensure a healthy balanced and nutritious diet is provided for our Leighton children on a daily basis. You will be catering for an average of 280 children a day. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and committed kitchen manager to come and join our team at Leighton Primary School. The ideal candidate will be able to lead a team of catering assistants to ensure that great tasting and high quality food is prepared and served for our children. You will need to have the willingness and ability to promote healthy eating. 

You will be responsible for ordering the food ingredients in line with the allocated catering budget and to ensure value for money.

Our newly appointed Kitchen manager will be required to cook and prepare meals from scratch using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, working to food costing’s and menus which meet the Nutrient and Food Standards. You will also be responsible for completing the necessary paperwork, placing orders with suppliers and managing food stocks. 

Within the role of Kitchen Manager, you will manage a team of staff and will be responsible for staff appraisals and ensuring that staffing issues are dealt with in a timely and professional manner. 

Previous Catering experience is essential and supervisory experience is essential. 

Leighton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Appointments are subject to DBS clearance check and 2 positive references.

Closing date: 6th December

Interview date: WB 9th December

Visits to our school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Charlotte Neville (PA to the Headteacher) to arrange a visit or find out more information.

01733 232949