Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    2 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Term time
37.5 hours, 07:00 - 15.00 Mon-Fri. Term time plus 1 week
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
RTS Scale PO3
Actual salary
RTS Scale PO3 - £32,353.51-£ 35,051.10 (Pro-rata)

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Chef Manager with at least 5 years’ Chef Management experience in a recognisable high quality, fresh food business to work in our busy school kitchen.

You will be wholly responsible for cooking meals, the busy lunch service for 3 schools on site and the management of the lunch service, supported by a Supervisor/Chef and 3 Catering Assistants.

As a Senior Chef Manager, you will have control over the menu planning and development using fresh seasonal food. You will also be responsible for the full day to day running of the kitchen, costing, stock control, ordering, training, motivating, and mentoring the Catering Team.

The role will be working directly for the school, not via a contract caterer.

This post is a hands-on role and benefits include:
• a generous salary,
• Monday to Friday sensible hours, term time plus 1 weeks contract,
additional paid holiday weeks,
• generous local government pension scheme
• sick pay
• access to a private medical scheme,
• meals on duty and
• the chance to be part of a new and forward-thinking catering team.

Prospective candidates are welcome to discuss any questions you may have prior to submitting your application; contact the HR Manager - HR@rts.richmond.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time.

Additional allowances


  • The school is well placed for excellent transport links whether travelling by foot, cycle, car, bus or train. 

  • There are ample secure cycle racks for staff to use (as well as staff showering facilities on site), as well as access to a ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme. 

  • The site also has a secure, controlled access car park for staff to use with direct access to the A316. 

  • The school is well served by local bus routes in all directions; and is within easy walking distance to Twickenham train station, which is in Zone 3 and well served by South Western Trains. The station is currently undergoing major redevelopment with a new station building and access due to open by Spring 2020. 

There is a focus on developing community and positive staff wellbeing through:

  • Private medical, dental and optical care;

  • Quiz nights;

  • Free yoga and relaxation sessions; 

  • Staff-led fitness;

  • Staff ‘pique-nique’ events; 

  • Seasonal gatherings; 

  • Free tea and coffee in the light and airy staff social room 

Continuing professional development has a strong focus. There is an extensive programme available which extends to internal and external specialists, as well as partnerships with other educational and business providers. Reciprocal school visits are encouraged with existing arrangements already in place. 

  • Membership of a pension scheme is available. 

  • The school has a two-week Autumn half-term break.

  • RTS is proud of its well-established links within the community and has an active PTA. 

  • We welcome and encouraged local businesses and groups to join us during the annual Summer and Christmas Fairs.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
Secondary
School size
596 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0208 891 2985

About The Richmond upon Thames School

We are seeking resilient and forward-thinking people to support us to realise our Trust’s vision that every student will leave RTS with excellent academic outcomes and a clear purpose for the next stage of their lives. We have already established a vibrant, inclusive school that provides an excellent experience for every member of its community. 

In five years, we have grown from 125 students in Year 7 to 750 students across Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. The years that follow promise to be exciting as we continue to grow into our permanent building and new sports centre. 

The school is uniquely situated on the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus with Clarendon Special School, Capella House, Richmond Upon Thames College and site neighbours Harlequins on the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus (www.reec.org.uk). 

Our first Ofsted inspection took place in January 2020 and we are delighted that the inspectors rated the school ‘outstanding’ for personal development and ‘good’ for the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management, and overall effectiveness.

Arranging a visit to The Richmond upon Thames School

Prospective candidates are welcome to discuss any questions you may have prior to submitting your application; contact Barbara Munro, PA to the Head Teacher on 0208 891 2985 or pa@rts.richmond.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time.

School location

Egerton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7SL

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