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Catering Manager - Highfield South Farnham School

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/798/25836
  • Published: Fri 15/07/2022, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 10/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,508
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Farnham

We are currently looking for a Catering Manager to assist in schools in the Farnham area. The starting salary for this role is £20,508 per annum for working 36 hours per week, 40 weeks per year. Your main work base will be Highfield South Farnham School in Farnham. Though this role is term time only, you will be paid a salary every month including the school holidays.

Have you worked in the catering industry before? Do you have the skills to motivate a team of people?

Do you have a passion for great food and a desire to really make a difference in school dining? Are you a people person? Do you believe in outstanding customer service?

Our Vision & Mission form the bedrock upon which Twelve15 will evolve, our one underlying aim being that the customer is at the very heart of the Twelve15 service provision. We need talented and dynamic people to help us achieve this.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced Catering Manager to lead the provision of catering services across a small geographical cluster of schools in the Farnham area. As an excellent communicator, you will develop the catering services in each of the schools and liaise with pupils, parents, and school staff to achieve this. As a flexible and forward-thinking individual, you will oversee the operational activity on a day-to-day basis and be hands on in supporting the catering teams across all sites. A need to mobilise between the sites will be an essential requirement of this role.

Team Twelve15 colleagues are team players who work as one team, putting their passion and dedication into preparing and serving exciting, innovative, and tasty food to help and encourage children to develop an interest to taste and enjoy freshly cooked and healthy food.

This is a creative, craft based, practical role, inspiring the teams to produce an outstanding menu using fresh ingredients and therefore strong craft and kitchen management/supervision skills are necessary. In addition to using your flair and passion to create great dishes, you will also lead in ensuring quality and brand standards are met across all sites, supporting and developing the teams and working with the Operations Team leader to engage with school clients.

Customer service is at the front and centre of the Twelve15 Vision & Mission, and you will therefore be a fantastic communicator with an ability to work with our school clients and our customers to promote the benefits of the service and maximise participation.

The Twelve15 team are our greatest asset, and we truly value the important role they play in feeding children and young people in education settings. Our Vision supports this:

We want to live in a world where our planet is cared for and the people living on it have healthy bodies and minds.

We are committed to developing talent and skills to ensure our team members are the very best they can be and can grow and flourish. If you want to be part of this great team with fantastic opportunity to showcase your passion and skill, please read on…

Twelve15 are looking for:

  • First and foremost, a passion and skill for cooking
  • Excellent communication: teamwork, leadership, and customer service
  • Someone who is creative, able to use initiative and be accountable
  • IT and administrative skills
  • Flexibility: you will travel between the various sites in the area

Twelve15 can offer you:

  • Level 3 Food Hygiene Qualification
  • Full training and induction
  • Build management skills
  • Opportunity for internal progression
  • Our Superstar initiative recognises staff via nomination from their colleagues
  • Get involved with mini projects and theme days
  • Internal wellbeing champions and services available
  • A regular internal e-newsletter showcasing the teams’ fantastic work and positive news
  • Term time only hours that allow good work/life balance
  • Benefits and Life at Surrey
  • Mileage allowance

Do our values resonate with you? Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? If so, we encourage you to apply.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 9th August 2022 with interviews to follow.

An Enhanced DBS check for regulated activity and the Children's Barred List check will be required for this role. This will be paid for by Twelve15. You need to be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Botting on 07779 451317 or by e-mail at recruit.twelve15@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave (pro rata for part time/term time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council 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 want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/798/25836
  • Published: Fri 15/07/2022, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 10/08/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,508
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Farnham

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