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Academy Trust Chef / Catering and Hospitality Manager - Term Time

Furley Park Primary Academy, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2686-181S
  • Posted:29/09/2021
  • Pay: £20,997 to £22,918 depending on experience.
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


  • Are you looking for a good work/life balance working term time only
  • Do you like a challenge and thrive on the environment of a fast paced, busy kitchen?
  • Do you have a passion for cooking and are excited by the prospect of preparing food for primary children and staff?

We are a large primary school looking for a Catering Manager to run our thriving school kitchen. You will be responsible for providing nutritious, healthy and good quality meals for our staff and children. 

The successful candidate will manage the delivery of the catering operation at Furley Park Primary Academy and act as Line Manager to all the catering staff across the trust to ensure that the service and standards provided meet the requirements, objectives and policies of the academy. We will expect you to contribute to ideas of the development and improvement of the catering service assisted by information and experience of good practice in other catering establishments both in the public and commercial sector.

The successful applicant will be required to work around 40 hours per week these can be discussed at interview. 

The salary will be Kent Range 6 £20,997 to £22,918 - 40 hours per week Term Time Only The successful candidate will be expected to:-

  • Have relevant catering qualifications (essential)
  • Be experienced in ordering ingredients, managing stock levels, preparing and serving good quality food (essential)
  • Be able to work in a school kitchen, using catering equipment and leave the environment clean after every session (essential)
  • Be experienced in working in a large school kitchen or catering environment (essential)
  • Have a desire to serve good quality food to children and school staff, in line with government legislation
  • Be a good team player, flexible and prepared to use their initiative
  • Be someone who enjoys working with children
  • Be prepared to work both independently and within a team
  • Be committed to their own professional development
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Have good organisational skills

We want Furley Park to be the best place for the children who come to learn here; where adults who are positive and show a love for supporting their learning; where we dare to be bold and different!

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure check. References must be current, open references will not be accepted.

To arrange an informal visit to the school please email Mrs Vicky Wallington, vwallington@ace-learning.org.uk



Information about the school

At ACE Learning we support our local communities in the education of children to develop respect for themselves, each other, their families, and the environment. Our vision is to offer a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which provides pupils with a first class, exciting and creative experience. We will develop thoughtful and responsible young people with high self-esteem and with the motivation, skills and knowledge to succeed in life.

  • We aim to provide a safe, caring, supportive and stimulating environment with high quality teaching to achieve….

  • A high level of literacy and numeracy;

  • Independent young people who are confident, flexible and able to
    cooperate with others;
  • A high level computing and technological competence.
  • Imagination and creative expression through a wide range of media;
  • Conscientious young citizens who are tolerant and respect others’ values;
  • Effective links between the school, the home and the community;
  • Equality of opportunity for all;
  • Celebration and humour – we feel good about ourselves!

We want ACE Academy to be the best place for the children who come to learn; where they are supported by adults who are positive and show a love for learning; where we dare to be bold and different!

All who work at the academy believe that it is vital that we are all responsible for improving the basic skills of all children and we are here to support the raising of standards for everyone.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01233) 501797


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).