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Job Ref No. ECC3305-47 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Scale 5 Point 9-12
Position Start Date: 30/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Catering Manager

We are looking for a friendly, experienced and enthusiastic Catering Manager to prepare fresh meals of a high quality for our pupils at Colne Engaine. The successful candidate will become part of our friendly and hard-working team which is dedicated to ensuring our children are safe, learn well and are well cared for.

We are a friendly and supportive, oversubscribed rural primary school and highly value our strong links with the local community. We were graded as good in our most recent Ofsted, which reflects the hard work and commitment of our staff, pupils, and governors. We are part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust. At Colne Engaine C of E Primary School, we are totally committed to inclusion and changing children's life chances by striving for excellence in everything that we do. We ensure that children's wellbeing is at the heart of all we do and are committed to the Trauma Perceptive Practice methodologies. Our school has a supportive and friendly staff team, who are committed to improving learning outcomes for all pupils.

The successful candidate must:

• have experience of working in a kitchen environment

• be trained to level 3 Food Safety or be willing to work towards this

• be able to plan a balanced, nutritious menu

• be willing and able to organise theme days

• have experience with food ordering, stock and budget management

• have experience line managing a small kitchen team

• be familiar with food standards and food hygiene regulations

• display a professional attitude

• remain calm under pressure

• communicate well with parents, carers and members of staff, as well as pupils

• be committed to supporting the values and ethos of our Church school.

We can offer you:

· A welcoming, friendly, and supportive staff with exceptional levels of teamwork

· Opportunities for on-going professional development

· A rewarding job you will love!


25 hours a week, Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm.

Term time only.

Scale 5, points 9 to 12.

Actual Salary starting from £14,192.41

Full Time Equivalent £25,119 - £26,421

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to a successful enhanced DBS check and additional pre- employment checks. A full job description and person specification, our Privacy Notice and our Recruitment & Selection Policy Statement are attached.

If you are interested in this post, please email any questions or your completed application form to Lucy Taylor at -

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please call our office on 01787 222717.

Closing Date: 15th April 2024


Start Date: 15th April 2024

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.


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Contact Information

Lucy Taylor
Green Farm Road
Colne Engaine, Colchester
Essex, CO6 2HA
Telephone: 01787 222717

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