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Catering Operations Manager

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership
Midsomer Norton, Bath and NE Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade 8 SCP 27-31 £35,745 - £39,186
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
24th April 2024 09:00 AM
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Job ID
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1413398

Catering Operations Manager

Reporting to: Head of Catering

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week, occasional evening work required, 52 weeks per year

Salary: Grade 8 Scale point 27 - 31 (£35,745 - £39,186)

Join a dynamic team dedicated to providing high-quality meals and maintaining excellent standards of hygiene across multiple schools within the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. As part of our commitment to excellence, we place a strong emphasis on the provision of high-quality catering services across all our schools. We recognise the importance of providing wholesome, balanced meals that fuel our students' bodies and minds, setting them up for success both inside and outside the classroom.

Our Catering Operations Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our catering services meet the highest standards of quality, safety, and innovation.

Join us in our mission to provide an outstanding education and support system for the young minds of Midsomer Norton. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and empower them to reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Catering to implement catering strategies ensuring top-notch meals and hygiene standards in all schools.
  • Develop nutritious and cost-effective menus, oversee menu planning, and support kitchen staff in menu execution.
  • Conduct training sessions for kitchen staff on food preparation, safety, and hygiene standards.
  • Manage kitchen operations in the absence of the Head of Catering and ensure seamless functioning.
  • Supervise staff, provide leadership, and organise cover for absences when necessary.
  • Drive business development initiatives including hospitality services for internal and external events.
  • Participate in wider school activities promoting nutritional values and food education.



  • Good standard of general education; GCSE or equivalent.
  • Experience in a commercial catering environment.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Good knowledge of health and safety regulations.
  • Clean driving licence and access to own vehicle.


  • Level 3 food handling/food safety certification.
  • Experience with cashless catering systems.
  • Knowledge of Food for Life Awards.


  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Enthusiastic attitude and resilience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in computer applications (Google Docs, Excel, Word).


Safeguarding Statement:

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

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