School Catering Manager

at Felsted School (view profile)
Location Felsted, Essex, England
Date Posted March 21, 2018
Category Chef Manager
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Essex


Prep School
Permanent | Full-time | Term-Time Only (36 weeks per year)
Starting Salary between £28,000 and £32,000 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

We seek an experienced Catering Manager to join the team at Felsted Prep School to deliver a first-class catering and customer service provision. Continuous improvement and a requirement for innovative ideas are essential, as is the ability to effectively liaise with a wide variety of clients, both internal and external. The successful candidate must have a passion for food and its delivery to children alongside proven experience of food preparation, hygiene, allergen and other required legislative frameworks.

The duties of the role will be varied and will include the provision of catering for our prep and pre-prep students (approximately 514 pupils aged 4-13 years), full management of front of house and kitchen brigade staff, budget and stock management and co-ordination of catering requirements for the preparatory school activities.

It is essential that the successful applicant has previous experience in staff management together with the skills and knowledge of professional cookery. You will also hold a level 3 or 4 CIEH level qualification in addition to financial awareness, knowledge of allergies and a City and Guilds 706/2 certificate or equivalent.

Further information and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.

This role is a permanent position working full-time during term-time only (36 weeks per year). For an informal chat, please contact Matthew Dransfield 01371822651 between the hours of 9:30am to 11:30am.

Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, lunch on full days worked, unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, on-site 'Aroma' by Caffé Nero Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

We are rated ‘Excellent in every aspect' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 04 April 2018 at 12:00 noon.
The first round of interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April 2018. The second round will take place week commencing 16 April 2018.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website for an online application process.

Felsted School is committed to equal opportunities, the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.