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Job Ref No. ECC2107-191S Position Type: Catering Pay Range: SCP 9 – 11 (£25,119 - £25,979)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Monday 22nd April 2024  

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Post: Catering Manager

Job Terms: Permanent, 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only plus 5 INSET days

Salary: NJC England and Wales, SCP 9 - 11 £25,119 - £25,979 FTE salary.

Start Date: ASAP

The catering manager will be responsible for the operational efficiency of the catering service within Unity Primary Academy, this will entail the planning, preparation and presentation of food and beverages whilst working within the budget limitations and managing our catering team.

Successful candidates should have:

  • Previous experience of planning meals within nutritional and dietary guidelines
  • Knowledge of a range of procedures and equipment for preparing, cooking, and serving food
  • Experience of preparation and cooking of food adhering to hygiene standards
  • Ability to influence, encourage, persuade and negotiate with others to achieve desired results (e.g. to diffuse bad behaviour, to ensure work is carried out in accordance with plans and Health and Safety, etc
  • Needs to understand how to respond appropriately when faced with difficult situations or when handling enquiries and complaints
  • Experience of supervising a team
  • General understanding of the operation of a school
  • Knowledge of First Aid
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of personal and general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with statutory and school regulations

What can we offer you?

  • An active school community with supportive parents;
  • An award-winning learning environment;
  • Excellent professional development opportunities;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education

Information about the School

Unity Primary Academy is a member of the REAch2 Trust; a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. Teachers within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

REAch2 benefits from the involvement of leading educationalists, including our board member Professor John West-Burnham, and strong links to prestigious institutions such as the Institute of Education.

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

Mr Pieter Labuschagne
Hickory Avenue, COLCHESTER
Essex, CO4 3QJ
Telephone: 01206 864226

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