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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

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Working pattern

Part time, term time: 27.5 hours per week term time plus 5 additional during closure periods

Contract type


Pay scale

Essex Scale 6 or 7 depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a passionate and experienced Catering Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the education sector? Look no further! Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School, part of Attain Academy Partnership, is seeking a talented individual to lead our team as a Catering Manager.

Attain Academy Partnership is a leading educational institution dedicated to providing exceptional learning experiences to our students. As a Catering Manager at Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our students receive nutritious and delicious meals that fuel their minds and bodies.


  • Develop and implement menus that meet the nutritional requirements of students, considering dietary restrictions and preferences.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the school kitchen, including food preparation, cooking, and serving.
  • Oversee the ordering and inventory management of food and supplies, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to health and safety regulations.
  • Lead a team of kitchen staff, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure high standards of food quality and service.
  • Collaborate with school staff, parents, and students to gather feedback and continuously improve the catering service.


  • Proven experience as a Catering Manager or similar role, preferably within an educational setting.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety and hygiene practices.
  • Excellent culinary skills and creativity in menu planning.
  • Effective leadership and communication skills to manage a diverse team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities.
  • Understanding of budgeting and cost control principles.

What the school offers its staff

We offer a competitive salary on Scale 6 or 7 (dependent on experience) for this part-time position of 27.5 hours per week term time plus 5 additional days during closure periods. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative environment, where your ideas and expertise will be valued.

If you are passionate about providing nutritious meals, fostering a positive dining experience, and making a real impact on the lives of students, we would love to hear from you. Join us at Attain Academy Partnership and be part of our mission to create a nurturing and inspiring learning environment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School, part of Attain Academy Partnership, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, culture or disability. You must be a UK resident, have the right to work in the UK and be willing to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

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About Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
464 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01245 442031

Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School is part of Attain Academy Partnership, a trust of seven primary schools in Mid Essex

Arranging a visit to Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@newlandsspring.essex.sch.uk.

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