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Deputy Catering Manager

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Ark St Alban’s Academy Conybere Street Birmingham B12 0YH
Salary
Ark Support Staff Scale 5, £23,500 to £26,421 (actual TTO salary £20,213 to £22,726)
Closing date
5 Aug 2024
Reference
JOB001972

Job Details

Start date: 2 September 2024 (flexible for the right candidate)

Hours per week: 36 7:30am to 3:15pm Monday to Friday, Term time only  

Ark St Alban’s Academy
Conybere Street
Birmingham
B12 0YH
Telephone number: 0121 446 1300

Contact email: katie.roberts@arkstalbans.org

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Highgate, Birmingham
Interview date: Likely to be 12 August 2024

Are you passionate about cooking and want to make a difference in the lives of young people? This is the role for you.

About the role:

  • Ark St Alban’s Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive, and experienced Deputy Catering Manager to work as part of a team reporting directly to the Catering Manager
  • Ark St Alban’s Academy are on a journey to transform its catering provision and we are seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to be part of this process. We aim to deliver a consistent, high-quality meal service that meets the needs of the Academy
  • all of our catering team assist with all aspects of food preparation, food service, kitchen hygiene and other duties associated with the running of the kitchen and food service operations

What We’re Looking For:

  • experienced cook: proven experience in cooking, ideally in a school or similar environment
  • passionate foodie: a love for preparing healthy and delicious meals
  • safety conscious: knowledge of food hygiene and safety standards
  • organized & efficient: ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure
  • team-oriented: excellent communication and teamwork skills

About our school:

Ark St Albans Academy is committed to addressing educational disadvantage. We consistently guide pupils to GCSE and A-Level outcomes which place our cohorts in the top 10% of schools nationally on many measures, including those for the progress of disadvantaged pupils. Our school serves pupils from central Birmingham. The percentage of our cohort eligible for the Pupil Premium is the eighth highest in the country.

There are very few communities in the UK who need great staff more than ours. Our staff at Ark St Alban’s Academy are determined to prove that the background of a young person can be no impediment to their success. Our school prepares pupils to succeed at elite universities, with our alumni proudly representing our community at prestigious destinations including Cambridge University, Durham University and the London School of Economics.

We offer:

  • salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale
  • generous pension scheme.
  • access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
  • interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle
  • gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
  • access to employee assistance  – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support

For further information about the role or to arrange a visit to our school, please contact Katie Roberts on 0121 446 1300 or katie.roberts@arkstalbans.org .

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. 

  This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.  

How to apply:

Please visit our website and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
 

 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Telephone
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Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
GB

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