Catering Manager (Notre Dame)

Required March 2024 


35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time, plus one week)

Hours: Mon –Friday 7.30am – 3.00pm

Grade F, £27,803 to £29,269

Actual Salary – £23,302 to £24,531

Plus excellent Local Government Pension Scheme

We are seeking a Catering Manager who will be committed to serving our students and staff by providing imaginative, healthy food options through breakfast, break and lunch service. 

Our Catering Manager will be happy working in a busy school kitchen environment, have excellent interpersonal skills and a clear understanding of working within budgets, be able to work within set procedures and be an excellent team player.  You will also be comfortable dealing with students and staff.  

We welcome applications from candidates with experience of catering for large numbers, experience of working in a school environment would be an advantage. The Catering Manager will be supported by a Deputy and team of assistants. The role will involve meal planning and preparation, procurement of ingredients and supplies and working with the School Business Manager to develop opportunities for growth of the service provided. 

Our schools operate a cashless catering system and the successful applicant will be expected to use the till system to enable efficient service. A current Food Hygiene qualification would be advantageous but full training will be provided. The role will be mainly based at Notre Dame Plymouth but there may be a requirement to work at St Boniface’s College as needed as the 2 schools work closely together. Liaison with the Catering Manager at St Boniface’s College to establish joined up thinking and collaboration will be essential. 

Notre Dame and St Boniface’s College expects its staff to be optimistic, able to rise to challenges, value learning and celebrate achievement.  It is also important to us that the successful candidate is excited by the chance to make a difference in young lives. Provision of good food for our students is vital to their learning and every member of the team contributes to this. 

We offer: Staff who go the extra mile to make us the school that we are, continued professional development and supportive colleagues and governors who are passionate about our school.

For an informal chat, please email Mrs Helen Laird, School Business Manager, at [email protected] to arrange a telephone appointment or visit to the school.

Applications are welcomed via by the deadline below.

The school reserves the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient applications are received to proceed to interview. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications swiftly to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 18th February 2024

Interviews: February 2024


The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people.  Any successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure. 

The Job Evaluation Collective Agreement for Support staff has been signed by Plymouth City Council and all vacancies are advertised under the new grading scheme.

Please note that all appointments, for Teaching and Support staff are offered subject to references; it is normal for references to be followed up prior to interview for all candidates invited to interview. Please indicate clearly on your letter of application if you would prefer references not to be contacted unless you are offered the post.

To save the trees we prefer applications to be sent by email to [email protected] however, if you wish to send a paper copy please send it to Mrs Kate White, Headteacher, at: St Boniface’s Catholic College, 21 Boniface Lane, Manadon, Plymouth, PL6 3AG

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