Catering Manager
Catering Manager

Compass UK


Catering Manager

About the job

What we'll give:
  • Up to £32,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Term Time Only
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
What you'll be doing:

A great opportunity to join us in a Catering Manager role

Term Time Only position

HSE Standards – Comply with policies

  • Complete daily opening & closing checklists
  • Conduct daily pre-service briefing with staff using toolbox talk
  • Ensure temperature probe is calibrated
  • Comply with HSE Audit requirements
  • Complete safety walk, hazard spotting & risk assessments

Operational standards – Efficient & safe delivery of food

  • Complete daily MPRO5 Audit
  • Order all items via Food Buy On-Line comply with central menus, suppliers and manage stock
  • Train staff in new concepts and promote offers through engaging sessions & child interaction
  • Attend school functions (hospitality/parents evening) and engagement in value added activity
  • Supervise & control production to achieve standards for safety, quality & diets

Nutritional & culinary standards – Comply with food and allergen standards

  • Manage compliance to the School Food Strategies
  • Use recipes & visuals to train staff
  • Communicate with teaching staff that assist with meal times
  • Confidently explain why certain recipes are on the menus

Supporting the team – Engage a capable team to deliver the service

  • Ensure adequately trained staff are in place within budget & volume forecasts
  • Complete all required mandatory training for self and team
  • Manage sickness, return to work, health & wellbeing
  • Ensure attendance is correctly recorded & people are paid for correct hours
  • Coach & develop the team to perform well in their role

Manage income & control costs

  • Print daily sales report from the till system, enter income & expenditure
  • Complete a 3-way match (EDI) through Food Buy on Line clearing queries & credits
  • Complete the stock take on paper, enter onto NEXUS & reconcile
  • Complete PED credit card process (if applicable) & cash reconciliation
           Complete profit protection self-assessment

Client relationships – Sales opportunities & customer service improvements

  • Diarise weekly meetings with the client to enhance contract performance
  • Resolve issues raised by the client quickly or escalate as appropriate
  • Capture and share good news stories at the unit through company communications
  • Promote and display the correct signage front & back of house
  • Promote theme days with the school to enable pupils to experiment with new tastes, flavours & cultures creating positive food experiences

Who you are:


  • DBS Compliant
  • Passion for the sector
  • Experience of leading teams


  • Catering experience
  • Qualified in food hygiene, health & safety
Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms – some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Catering Manager

Feltham, United Kingdom

Full-time, Indefinite

Start Date:As soon as possible

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