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Assistant Kitchen Manager

Assistant Kitchen Manager

25 hours per week term time only

Grade C (£12.18 - £12.59 per hour) depending on experience


Required from June 2024

Chulmleigh Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a reliable and hardworking individual to assist the Academy Kitchen Manager with the day to day running of the kitchen and food service.

We are pleased to offer a permanent post covering 25 hours per week x 39 weeks per annum (term time, including Non-Pupil Days). The preferred working pattern is Monday to Friday, 08:00am – 01:00pm although there may be some flexibility, and this can be discussed at interview.

As an Assistant Kitchen Manager, you will play a crucial role in preparing and providing a high-quality food service for all the schools in the Trust and to deputise in the Kitchen Manager’s absence. In addition, you will be responsible for the completion of relevant paperwork, such as ordering stock, and supporting the Kitchen Manager in the ongoing training and supervision of staff in all aspects of catering and in line with current legislation.

You will join a hardworking, friendly, and highly valued catering team who are committed to our ambition to offer the best provision to our pupils across all areas of their education.

We welcome applications from candidates with an established background in catering. Previous experience in preparing and serving food within a school kitchen is desirable but not essential. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and hardworking team player willing to join a busy and vibrant department. We are looking for someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude with the passion for delivering outstanding customer service.

Employment benefits include eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. In addition, employees of the Trust are entitled to 50% off childcare fees at our out of school clubs for children of compulsory school age.

The candidate pack (including job description), application form and information about our standing and success are available on our website. Please download and complete the application form and email it to

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability, or sexuality. We welcome applications for employment from the whole community. 

Please email the completed application form to by 10am on Monday 3rd June 2024. All applications will be acknowledged.

As employers, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and in that regard, we have appropriate policies and procedures.  All staff undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and interviews will include questions about safeguarding children.

In line with Government guidance, we may carry out online searches against shortlisted applicants’ names as part of our due diligence checks

Closing date: Monday, 3rd June 2024

Interview date: Monday, 10th June 2024