Catering Manager - Ref: TV38521

Birmingham, West Midlands
SCP 6 to SCP 12 (Actual salary £14,530.57 to £16363.68, FTE £19,698 to £22,183)
30 Sep 2021
14 Oct 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School and Early Years Centre

Catering Manager position available

Start date – November 2021

(32.5 hours per week, term time only)


SCP 6 to SCP 12 (Actual salary £14,530.57 to £16363.68, FTE £19,698 to £22,183)


Start/Finish times – Monday to Friday 8am – 3pm

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School & Early Years Centre is a 3-form entry school and is part of the Elston Hall Learning Trust of schools. We cater for around 380 pupils and staff daily in addition to a successful morning break service.

Our catering service is managed In-house, with the support of our catering consultancy team CMC. This enables flexibility with our menus, local food sourcing and the ability to offer a quality, nutritional meal that pupils will enjoy.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Catering Manager for our busy, thriving school. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced individual to join our established team and someone who will lead and manage the development of our catering operation, with the support of our catering consultants.

As the Catering Manager, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of a range of creative ideas for the menus and services, therefore to be successful for this position you must be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of practical cooking on a large scale. You should also have previous supervisory experience in a similar role. This role is hands on and the emphasis will be on producing quality meals within agreed financial boundaries.

We are looking for somebody that has a desire to make a difference to our children, who understands how to foster healthy eating habits and can make lunchtime an enjoyable experience.

Main Skills and requirements:

  • Effective communication skills with an emphasis on engaging with children is essential, as is the ability to lead, support and work as part of a team.
  • It is expected that you will have an NVQ Level 3 in Food Preparation or 706/1 and or 706/2 City and Guilds.
  • Level 3 Supervisory Food Safety certificate.
  • Allergen legislation awareness is essential, along with knowledge of the Government Food Standards for Education.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety and Health and Safety in a kitchen is essential.
  • You will also be required to operate a computer therefore computer knowledge is also desirable; (Some training will be given on the inhouse operation systems).

As part of the interview process, you will be expected to complete a practical assessment on site, along with a short, written task. It is expected the interview process will take half a day.

This position will be available from: 1st November 2021, subject to all necessary checks

For further information in relation to this position or to visit the school please call Tina Batten- CMC Consultant: 07969324515                        

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applications must be submitted on an official application form supplied by the school. Appointment is subject to DBS enhanced clearance plus two suitable professional references.

Application forms are available from the school office or to download from the school website:

Closing date for applications is 12pm Thursday, 14th October 2021

Shortlisting will take place Thursday, 14th October 2021

Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 20th October 2021

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