13 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Catering, cleaning and site management

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

25119.00 - 27803.00

Catering Manager job summary

Due to retirement, The Heights Blackburn wishes to appoint a hardworking, enthusiastic and committed Catering Manager. If you are experienced, enthusiastic, open to new ideas and have a flexible ‘can do’ approach, we would welcome an application from you. This role is term time only (39 weeks) and part time working 30 hours per week from 7.30am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday. The actual salary for this position is £17,912 to £19,826 per annum.


The Job

  • To organise and supervise the school kitchen in accordance with and to the standard required by statutory regulations.
  • To be responsible for the preparation, cooking and service of food. 
  • To ensure that efficient and economic use is made of all resources.
  • To provide and maintain a high standard of catering in the school.
  • To ensure catering areas of the school are prepared for relevant use, as directed.


What are the job requirements?

  • City & Guilds 706/2 or S/NVQ Level 3 in Food Preparation and cooking
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • Experience of working in the catering industry
  • Experience of producing freshly prepared food
  • Ability to work within budgeting restrictions


About The Heights, Blackburn

The Heights is a Key Stage 2 - Key Stage 4 Alternative Provision School for young people, many of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school.

We are very proud of the provision we offer and work in close partnership with local schools, the local authority, external agencies and parents/carers to deliver highly personalised learning programmes.

At Key Stage 2 & 3, the focus is on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain qualifications on par with mainstream schools and with the skills needed to ensure a successful transition to college, training or employment.

Pupils are taught in small groups, where they study the core curriculum and receive the extra support they require. Students are then able to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied curriculum opportunities ranging from vocational courses and academic programmes that support pupils' personal and social development. You can view our full curriculum on this website.

Many of the young people who attend The Heights, arrive here at a difficult period in their lives. We aim to ensure that we give them the necessary support to improve their confidence, self-esteem and enable them to become successful learners in school and prepared for their future working lives.

About the Education Partnership Trust (EPT):

EPT was established in 2012 as a multi-academy trust and is an approved academy sponsor. Our vision is to create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities. We benefit from our diverse and unique range of schools which include secondary mainstream, alternative provision and special and have a proven track record of sustained improvement. Our schools are united by a drive to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people within a collaborative learning culture.

Our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed. 

Our extensive range of rewards and benefits include:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • Employee Assistance Programme including, counselling, CBT, and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Access to government pension schemes.
  • Free parking.
  • Electric Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Training, mentoring and progression opportunities including our Emerging Leaders programmes.
  • Trust wide intranet to share knowledge and resources. 

Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com

We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application. Please contact the School Business Manager - helen.rawnsley@theheightsfreeschool.org

Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Heights Blackburn

School type
Free School, ages 5 to 16
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

School location

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