Assistant Catering Manager

Brightside Primary School, Billericay

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Job Ref No. ECC2015-176 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Scale 3 - 4
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C 27th November 2023  

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Job Description

Job Title
Applicable to
Primary Schools

2023 Scale 3 - 4
Reports to
Responsible for
Supervision of Kitchen staff during mealtimes
Liaison with
Other Catering staff, suppliers.
Job Purpose
To assist with the provision of a high quality food and beverage service.
To provide assistance with preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages to the required standard.
To follow menu plans agreed with the Catering Manager for meal times on the shift you are responsible for (i.e. breakfast, tea, supper).
To deputise for the Cook as required.
To take responsibility for the supervision of other kitchen staff during mealtimes you are responsible for (i.e. breakfast, tea, supper).
To ensure staff absences from your shift are reported to the Administrative/Finance Officer.
To liaise as appropriate regarding staff cover.
To follow the menu and recipes agreed
To occasionally assist with special functions which may be outside of normal working hours.
To carry out cleaning duties within the kitchen and dining areas as required.
To follow sound hygiene practices.
To ensure that health and safety regulations are observed in working practices.
To assist with the issue and recording of catering supplies as required.
To assist with the operation of control procedures as required.
To report immediately any accidents, fire, theft, loss, damage, or unfit food or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate or possible.
The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.
To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager
To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace.
To ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School's Equal Opportunities Policy
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.


General heading
Qualifications & Experience
Specific qualifications & experience
Experience of assisting with preparation, cooking and service of food and beverages

Experience of deputising for the Cook

Experience of supervision of kitchen staff

Educated to NVQ level 2

Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
General understanding of the operation of a school

Ability to maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene

Ensure that Health and Safety regulations are observed in working practices
Working knowledge and ability to follow menu plans and recipes agreed
Ability to count and undertake calculations
Ability to use kitchen and cleaning equipment and supervise others when required
Experience of recording catering supplies and complete forms as required
Ability to exchange verbal information clearly with children and adults
Overcome communication barriers with children and adults
Consult with colleagues
Working with children
Behaviour Management
Understand and implement the school's behaviour management policy
Understand and support the differences in children and adults and respond appropriately
Understanding of the learning experience provided by the school
Child Development
Basic understanding of the way in which children develop
Health & Well being
Understand the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing
Working with others
Working with partners
Understand the role of others working in the school
Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults
Team work
Ability to work effectively with others in the school
Ability to provide timely and accurate information, as required

Organisational skills
Good organisational skills
Line Management
To undertake supervision of other kitchen staff during mealtimes
Time Management
Ability to manage own time effectively
Ability to follow instructions
Demonstrate a commitment to equality
Health & Safety
Good understanding of Health & Safety
Child Protection
Understand and implement child protection procedures
Confidentiality/Data Protection
Understand procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality

Be prepared to develop and learn in the role

Information about the School

Brightside Primary school lives and breathes our 6 values; Teamwork, Determination, Enthusiasm, Individuality, Respect and Honesty. If you believe you can live these values and be a part of our team we cant wait to hear from you

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Diane Gardner
Brightside Primary School
Brightside, Billericay
Essex, CM12 0LE
Telephone: 01277 655995