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Catering Manager/Cook

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/07/2019 12:00
NJC SCP 12-15 – £21,589 - £22,911 (pro rata to weeks worked)
Job Category:
Catering / Cleaning
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Job details 

Closing date:
19 Jul

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information


Salary: NJC scp 12-15 – £21,589 - £22,911 (pro rata to weeks worked)

37 hours, Term Time Only plus 3 Inset Days and 5 additional days.
Permanent position to commence ASAP.

A key role of the academy’s Catering Team, the successful applicant is required to lead, develop and manage all areas of the in-house catering operation of the academy, delivering the highest standard of food & beverage provision and customer service within the academy’s budgetary requirement for meals provision.

The post holder, line managed by the Business Manager, will have strong staff management skills, responsible for leading and managing a team of staff including Cook (2nd), 4 Catering Assistants and 3 Lunchtime Supervisors, ensuring staff are used efficiently and effectively throughout service thus providing a first class meals provision.

The Catering Manager will have a proven track record of strong staff management skills, cooking for large numbers of people within limited timescales, excellent understanding of nutritional standards, knowledge and understanding of food allergens and hold the relevant qualifications required essential to the role.

The catering team currently provides healthy, nutritional meals for over 600 students at break and lunchtime sitting however, these number are expected to rise as the maximum capacity for site is 950 students. An early breakfast club is also provided by the Catering Team as well as all hospitality requirements for the academy including buffet provision. Therefore, the ability to work flexibly is required to ensure academy events/functions are staffed after Academy hours i.e. Open Evenings, Local Governing Body meetings, Multi Academy Trust Meetings.

We believe, by developing positive relationships within our academy community, as well as with all stakeholders, we can more positively impact upon the education of the whole child. The successful candidate should subscribe to this belief and be prepared to move forward with us along our continuing improvement journey, thereby assisting the academy to improve the life chances of the young people in our care.

Washington Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced Disclosure procedures.

If you know that you can contribute to moving our academy forward during this important time of change and development in education and believe that you can bring something unique to the post then please visit our website www.washingtonacademy.co.uk for further details and an application pack. Applications should be submitted for the attention of the Business Manager, to Ms G Cuthbertson at info@washingtonacademy.co.uk. Washington Academy, Spout Lane, Washington NE37 2AA

Visits to the unit are welcome prior to application by appointment only.

Closing date: Midday, Friday 19th July 2019
Interview date: 24th July 2019

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not been contacted by the morning of 23rd July 2019, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications. Applications received after the closing time stated will not be considered.


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