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Lead Chef - Term Time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-249S
  • Posted:07/05/2019
  • Pay:Academy Band 4 £14316 - Term Time
  • Start Date:May 2019
  • App Close Date:20/05/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


About the Job 

TTO  - 37 hours per week

07:00hrs – 15:00hrs, Monday to Friday (plus events and functions)

Key Responsbilities

  1. To be responsible for the method, preparation and presentation of all food and ensuring this meets the current recognised catering standards.  To ensure this standard is demonstrated throughout the team.
  2. To be responsible for the monitoring of a fully costed menu plan and ordering from our agreed suppliers within the pre-agreed school budget.  You will be required to follow the schools finance regulations and to advise the Site Manager of any unsolved difficulties with Suppliers
  3. To ensure the prompt service of all meals, breaks and functions as required by the Principal
  4. To plan, implement and review a cycle of menus, which are to be reviewed regularly to eliminate any unpopular or costly items
  5. To plan and organise special functions which may be outside of normal working hours
  6. To develop and monitor a business/operational plan for the Catering Department. This is to include the turnover, profitability, quality of food and the value for money for the staff and students
  7. To oversee the cashless catering system and vending machines within the school
  8. To hold regular team meetings/briefings with all catering staff and liaise with Senior School Managers when required
  9. Assist in recruiting and inducting all new members of the catering staff when required
  10. To monitor staff performance, to report staff absences in line with the schools policy and to provide training and development to the team where necessary
  11. To conduct and assist with discipline procedures in accordance with the school policy

 Statutory  Responsbilities

  1. Following Health and Safety requirements and initiatives as directed.
  2. Ensuring compliance with Data Protection legislation
  3. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment
  4. At all times operating within the schools Equality policies
  5. Commitment and contribution to improving standards for pupils as appropriate
  6. To ensure that all aspects of the health and safety legislation are complied with in regards to the catering standards
  7. To ensure that the cleaning schedule is complied with and carry out cleaning methods

Information about the school

About Us

At Spires Academy we offer a distinctive small school environment where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be. Serving just over 650 students enables us to maintain an inclusive and nurturing community atmosphere, where staff work with students to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to reach their full potential.

This is an incredibly exciting time for Spires Academy, we are an expanding school with more students than ever before choosing Spires Academy.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Annette Kelly
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227 710392
  • Email: glees@e21c.co.uk
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.