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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

£32,076.00 - £34,834.00 Annually (FTE) Salary is pro rata and dependent on hours and working weeks

Catering Manager job summary

Key Responsibilities:

1. Take responsibility for preparation, cooking and service of food in school

2. Assist with the development of school policies and procedures relating to catering services

3. Plan, operate and control the production and service of food-related duties, setting out programmes of work and supervising other catering staff

4. Devise, plan and prepare balanced multi and/or limited choice menus with the cook(s), in accordance with nutritional standards, considering the dietary needs and preferences of pupils and varied cultural and religious backgrounds and that are cost within the allocated budgets

5. Order food goods and other commodities from suppliers within the agreed school(s) catering budget

6. Take responsibility for the cleanliness of equipment, the kitchen and dining areas in school

7. Maintain high standards of food hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen in accordance with health and safety, food hygiene and COSHH regulations at all times

8. Ensure storage and management of food and other consumables in line with health and safety and hygiene regulations.

9. Promote school meals to parents, students and staff, using school website, intranet and bulletins, ParentPay and any other agreed communication routes

10. Assist in purchase of stock, stock take, food rotation procedures

11. Manage cashless catering system, setting up new items for purchase on the system, training and support for team members in use of the tills and system (NRS and ParentPay)

12. Liaise with other school staff to ensure smooth provision to students entitled to free school meals and pupil premium benefits

13. Demonstrate good standards of customer service

14. Any other duties reasonably requested by your line manager

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About Matthew Arnold School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1314 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

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