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Catering Manager - Term Time Only 37 Hours Per Week - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Broomhill Bank School (Tunbridge Wells), Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7002-636S
  • Posted:08/12/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/01/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C 08 January 2023

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We have a fantastic opportunity for a Catering Manager to join our team. Your role will be to lead and manage the two catering teams to ensure they both plan and prepare a range of inspirational healthy menus to meet our students dietary needs.

We are looking for an individual who can:

  • Lead two teams one based at Tunbridge Wells and the other in Hextable, with a total of 4 staff members
  • Work Monday to Friday, working 37 hours per week 
  • Create and plan a range of inspirational menus to meet the unique dietary needs of our pupils
  • Prepare meals for children and young adults with complex dietary requirements (or ability to develop required skills)
  • Prioritise and respond to differing demands as pupils’ needs change
  • Ensure they have up to date knowledge and understanding of menu and special offers in order to provide relevant information to customers and clients
  • Use their Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate within their practice
  • Ensure they keep the kitchen area clean, appropriately presented and it is stocked at all times
  • Ensure that COSHH, Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and any incidents are reported in line with procedures
  • Ensure all complaint handling is dealt with professionally and in line with procedures
  • Be responsible for smooth operation of relevant equipment reporting any maintenance issues in line with procedures
  • Undertake adhoc duties to support the catering team and services
  • Positively communicate with all pupils and staff
  • Express a willingness to learn and develop

 In return we can offer you:

  • To be part of a resilient and talented body of staff who work tirelessly every day to transform the lives of young people
  • To work in a collaborative and supportive team who remain calm, positive and creative which promotes unity as we resolve emerging challenges together
  • Staff development which is key to our school improvement plan. Expectations are high and there is an array of bespoke support and development opportunities available through our excellent Continuous Professional Development Programme consisting of afterschool training sessions, online learning and academic courses
  • Our staff benefits schemes include: Kent Rewards, Child Care Vouchers and Local Government Pension

If you have the enthusiasm and desire to work as part of an exceptionally supportive staff team in our highly successful special school, we would welcome your application. 

Broomhill Bank School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), verification of candidates’ right to work in the UK and other pre-employment checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023). Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of our recruitment process. We value diversity and promote equality for all. 

Information about the school

Broomhill Bank is a co-educational Foundation Special School for students with Communication and Interaction needs who all have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

Our education provision is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and our residential provision is rated ‘Outstanding’. We work to prepare our students for life, through academic achievement, therapeutic provision to ensure their wellbeing and by being part of the wider community.

There are two sites. Broomhill Bank West is in Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells. Broomhill Bank North is in Hextable near Swanley. Our North site has bespoke residential provision and semi-independent living accommodation.

Students are taught in small classes of 8-10 according to level of need, with lessons led by subject specialist teachers. We facilitate students to learn as independently as possible. Across Key Stage 4 and 5 students can undertake a variety of accredited qualifications including GCSE, Entry Level and Functional Skills. Our Sixth Form focuses students on preparation for life so that alongside academic achievement they can develop the life and work-related skills which will be vital to their future independence and self-sufficiency.

We are looking for applicants who share in our philosophy of lifelong learning and developing the potential of each individual.

Our Values and Ethos • We believe learning to lie at the heart of all we do with our students and staff • We believe our students and staff should be the best in all they do • We believe in, and respect the uniqueness of each member of our school community • We believe we have responsibilities to others outside Broomhill Bank

This is an exciting time to join our school as we continue to grow and develop. A refurbishment programme is improving and adding to existing facilities.

Broomhill Bank School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), verification of candidates’ right to work in the UK and other pre-employment checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023). Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of our recruitment process. We value diversity and promote equality for all.

We reserve the right to close vacancies early so please apply as soon as possible.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.