Permanent | Full-time | Term-Time Only (36 weeks per year) | Commence December 2017
Starting Salary between £28,000 and £32,000 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience
Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.
We seek an experienced Catering Manager to join the team at Felsted Preparatory School to deliver a first-class catering and customer service provision. Continuous improvement and a requirement for innovative ideas are essential, as is the ability to effectively liaise with a wide variety of clients, both internal and external. The successful candidate must have a passion for food and its delivery to children alongside proven experience of food preparation, hygiene, allergen and other required legislative frameworks.
The duties of the role will be varied and will include the provision of catering for our preparatory and pre-preparatory students (approximately 514 pupils aged 4-13 years), full management of front of house and kitchen brigade staff, budget and stock management and co-ordination of catering requirements for the preparatory school activities.
It is essential that the successful applicant has previous experience in staff management together with the skills and knowledge of professional cookery. You will also hold a level 3 or 4 CIEH level qualification in addition to financial awareness, knowledge of allergies and a City and Guilds 706/2 certificate or equivalent.
Further information and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.
This role is a permanent position working full-time during term-time only (36 weeks per year). For an informal chat, please contact Daphne Murdoch on 01371822654 between the hours of 8:00am to 11:00am.
Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, lunch on full days worked, unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, on-site 'Aroma' by Caffé Nero Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.
We are rated ‘Excellent in every aspect' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 20 October 2017 at 12:00 noon.
Interviews will be held on Monday 30 October 2017 in the afternoon.
If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website www.felsted.org/jobopportunitieshome to complete our online application process.
Felsted School is committed to equal opportunities, the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.