Deputy Catering Manager - Ref: TV17622

Walsall, West Midlands
SCP 3 (Actual salary £11,788.89, FTE £18,887 )
25 May 2022
24 Jun 2022
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School and Early Years Centre

Deputy Catering Manager position available, Ref TV17622

Start date – September 2022
(27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year – Term Time)
SCP 3  (Actual salary £11,788.89, FTE £18,887)
Start/Finish times – Monday to Friday 9:00am – 2:30pm

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 Deputy Catering Manager for our busy, thriving school. We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced individual to join our established team and someone who will support the development of our catering operation, working with our Catering Manager.

As the Deputy Cook, you will assist the Catering Manager in the development and implementation of a range of creative ideas for the menus and services. To be successful for this position you must be able to demonstrate knowledge of practical cooking on a large scale with previous experience in a similar role. This role is hands on and the emphasis will be on producing quality meals, whilst supporting the Catering Manager on a day-to-day basis and deputising in their absence.

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 support the leadership, along with supporting and working as part of a team.
  • It is expected that you will have an NVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation or 706/1 and or 706/2 City and Guilds.
  • Level 2 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;

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 an hour.

This position will be available from: September 2022, 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.

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

Closing date for applications is 12pm Friday, 24th June 2022

Shortlisting will take place Friday, 24th June 2022

Interviews will take place week commencing 27th June 2022

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