Catering Manager Grade 5, Level 2, Scale Point 12-19 (£21,589-£24,799)

The Governors of St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School would like to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated School Catering Manager who can inspire and lead the catering team.

The successful candidate will play a key role within the whole school team, supporting colleagues and contributing to the vision and ethos of the School.

This position is full time, term time only: Monday – Friday, 7am – 2.30pm, 35 hours per week, term time only. The post will be a 1 year initial contract with a view to being permanent, starting on 20th April 2020, subject to a clear DBS Check, two positive references and completing a six month probationary period.

Job details

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Proven experience and skills in mass catering provision
  • A passion for food and customer service
  • The skills to plan and produce termly menus taking into account legislative requirements and the needs of the children and staff at school.
  • The ability to produce meals within a set budget
  • Excellent people skills and a large dose of tact and diplomacy
  • The ability to work under pressure whilst retaining a sense of humour
  • An NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation & Cooking or equivalent
  • A Food Hygiene Certificate


We can offer:

  • An innovative and forward thinking school
  • Additional training with our catering support provider
  • A warm, welcoming and nurturing culture
  • A friendly, dedicated and inspirational team of staff
  • Enthusiastic and caring children from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Close links with the catering team at our partner school


We have a hard working, highly motivated staff who are totally dedicated to the children at our school. We are a Rights Respecting School and are very engaged in a wide variety of activities, which can be seen on our website.

Applications Close:  Friday 13th March 2020 12:00noon

Shortlisting: Monday 16th March 2020

Interviews & Practical: Thursday 19th March 2020

Start Date: Monday 20th April 2020

Visits to St. Cuthbert’s are most welcome. Please contact the school on 0161 445 6079 to arrange an appointment.

St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including the disbarring by association ruling and a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service with barred list information check. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


Applications should be returned to the School Business Manager either by post or email.

Or To the School Business Manager

St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School

Heyscroft Road



M20 4UZ





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