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Job Ref No. ECC5201-177 Position Type: Catering Pay Range: Scale 6 -7
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 15/04/2024  

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Are you a passionate and experienced Catering Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the education sector? Look no further! Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School, part of Attain Academy Partnership, is seeking a talented individual to lead our team as a Catering Manager.

Attain Academy Partnership is a leading educational institution dedicated to providing exceptional learning experiences to our students. As a Catering Manager at Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our students receive nutritious and delicious meals that fuel their minds and bodies.


  • Develop and implement menus that meet the nutritional requirements of students, considering dietary restrictions and preferences.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the school kitchen, including food preparation, cooking, and serving.
  • Oversee the ordering and inventory management of food and supplies, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to health and safety regulations.
  • Lead a team of kitchen staff, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure high standards of food quality and service.
  • Collaborate with school staff, parents, and students to gather feedback and continuously improve the catering service.


  • Proven experience as a Catering Manager or similar role, preferably within an educational setting.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety and hygiene practices.
  • Excellent culinary skills and creativity in menu planning.
  • Effective leadership and communication skills to manage a diverse team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities.
  • Understanding of budgeting and cost control principles.

We offer a competitive salary on Scale 6 or 7 (dependent on experience) for this part-time position of 27.5 hours per week term time plus 5 additional days during closure periods. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment, where your ideas and expertise will be valued.

If you are passionate about providing nutritious meals, fostering a positive dining experience, and making a real impact on the lives of students, we would love to hear from you. Join us at Attain Academy Partnership and be part of our mission to create a nurturing and inspiring learning environment.

Information about the School

Attain Academy Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, culture, or disability. You must be a UK resident, have the right to work in the UK, and be willing to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Our Vision: Working together towards success for all

Attain Academy Partnership aims to provide an outstanding education for all children in all schools, relevant to the world in which they live. We would like all members of Attain to become:

• Ambitious, capable learners who are resilient and independent

• Enterprising, creative contributors who have a real love of learning

• Ethical, informed citizens who value differences and inclusively

• Healthy, confident individuals who contribute to a mutually supportive environment

We want to create a community of outstanding schools with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for all our learners:

• An unshakable belief in the intrinsic value of every individual within our community

• Exciting and creative climates for learning within a safe and supportive environment

• Sustainable collaboration and sharing of best practice

• Personal and professional development for all members of staff

• Accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

We believe:

• That every pupil deserves a good education that enables them to be the best they can possibly be

• That every individual in our community of schools (our pupils, staff, families, carers and friends) is important and has something to contribute

• In building an exciting and creative climate for learning within a safe and supportive environment

• In working together and sharing best practice

• In ensuring the personal and professional development for all members of staff so that they have a rewarding and a fulfilling career within our community of schools

• In accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

A copy of our child protection policy and practices, a copy of our policy on employing ex-offenders, the recruitment and selection policy statement which includes data protection information and privacy notice for applicants can be found on

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs H Youssef
Dickens Place
Copperfield Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 4UU
Telephone: 01245 442031

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