Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an innovative and experienced Executive Chef, to lead the provision of our in-house catering services for our family of 17 schools.
This is an exciting opportunity to shape catering services, as the Trust has recently brought all schools in house. We are looking for a highly motivated person with strong technical, organisational and people skills to manage catering in our 17 schools, for approximately 3,000 secondary pupils and 2,000 primary pupils. The role involves full operational, health and safety and financial responsibility for catering provision and staff across all school sites in the Trust, delivering the highest quality of food and service with flair and originality whilst meeting all healthy eating and nutritional standards, and aiming to make the Trust catering provision one of the best school catering offers in the South West.
As a team leader you will have a ‘hands on’ approach to training and food production, as well as having good organisational and people management skills to manage and develop the services across our schools.
The successful applicant will have a commitment to maintaining high standards of food quality, customer care and hygiene and will ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ management experience within a catering environment and be HND, NEBSS or OND qualified.
This is a senior management role within the support services of the Trust, interacting and working collaboratively with colleagues and outside suppliers as lead of a professional team. Working across all sites, you will be expected to be mobile and flexible to work across all sites. Your base of work will be negotiable.
Salary: Grade G, dependent on qualifications and experience.
Working Pattern: Full time, Permanent post.
Closing Date: Thursday 29th April at 12.00pm
What we offer:
- Being part of a family of schools within a values-based Trust.
- A comprehensive induction and support programme.
- Recognition of the importance of work life balance. Your emotional well-being is important to us. We strive to balance life and work. We endeavour to create the best possible environment in which you can grow and enjoy a genuinely fulfilling professional life.
- A passionate commitment to your continuing professional development with learning routes to match your interests and ambitions.
- Opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues across the Trust.
- Career progression within the Trust.
The Trust was created in January 2018 based on a shared vision which embraces both the values of the International Co-operative Alliance and those of our Church of England schools. We look after 3 secondary schools and 14 primary schools, committed to ensuring our 5,000 children and 720 staff can thrive in Devon.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing Multi-Academy Trust serving its local community.
For further information, please visit Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust website. To apply, complete our online application on eTeach.
This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and medical clearance.
The Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.
We are committed to equal opportunities and applications are encouraged from all sections of the community.