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Kitchen Manager

Salary £24,702 - £26,421
Location Georgeham C of E Primary School, Braunton
Contract Permanent
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Salary: NJC Grade D - £24,702- £26,421 FTE (This will be paid pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked)

Working Pattern: This is a part-time, permanent position working 25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Kitchen Manager to lead the kitchen at our vibrant primary school in Georgeham, North Devon. We are looking for a talented individual, who has great cooking skills along with a passion for preparing fresh food from scratch.

Successful candidates will:

  • Manage the day-to-day preparation of meals to a high standard within budget
  • Order food and materials
  • Maintain a hygienic kitchen
  • Effectively manage another member of the kitchen staff
  • Promote the service to attract the maximum number of children and positively encourage healthy food choices
  • Possess knowledge and experience as a Kitchen Manager along with the minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Catering; Level 3 would be preferable
  • Have a proven track record of managing teams and controlling catering budgets

We are an outward reaching school and are currently in an exciting Management Partnership with Ventrus Multi Academy Trust. Governors are actively exploring joining this high performing and well-regarded Trust in order to ensure that the school can continue to flourish and improve in the years ahead and to enable leaders to have access to the professional development and support that comes from being part of a larger organisation with aligned values and aspirations.

To realise our long-term strategic vision, we are formally exploring joining Ventrus Multi Academy Trust with whom we are currently in a Management Partnership. We believe that this journey will support the school to develop excellence in all areas of our practice and provide our team with access to exceptional continuing professional development opportunities.

This is a part-time, permanent position working 25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

To apply for this role please submit your application online; your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 16th February 2024, interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st February 2024.

All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.



Our school is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools that actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, Ventrus offers excellent career and development opportunities.

Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available here.

The vision of Ventrus is to be:

  • Valued by stakeholders
  • Recognised by external partners
  • Parents’ choice
  • Children’s choice
  • Outstanding outcomes

  • The right work/life balance
  • Strong leadership pathways
  • Outstanding staff development
  • Strong cultural integrity
  • Enhanced terms and conditions

  • Supporting Schools regionally
  • Intelligently contributing to national agendas
  • Schools are central to the community
  • Developing rounded citizens with a strong character compass
  • Preparing children for a multi-cultural world

Ventrus believes that our values drive our behaviours which in turn create the culture of an organisation. Our core values are:

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