Catering Manager

Highfield & Brookham Schools
GU30 7LQ, Liphook
Competitive Salary
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Set in stunning 175-acre grounds between Liphook and Haslemere, Highfield and Brookham Schools are highly successful and thriving Prep and Pre-Prep co-ed Schools respectively, catering for up to 520 children. Brookham is a day school for children from Nursery to Year 3 and Highfield is a day and boarding school for children from Year 4 to Year 8, with Saturday School.

We are looking for a Catering Manager to manage and oversee the day-to-day catering and all hospitality required by the school. This position will include menu planning and costing, staff recruitment, training, HACCP, health & safety, COSHH, payroll, budgets and monthly accounts.  You will be required to liaise with parents, staff, pupil, suppliers and external clients alike.

The kitchen facilities offer state of the art equipment, in generous and spacious conditions.

The school also has an on-site café that you will oversee with the Café Manager, Supervisors and Head Chef.

You should have a solid, proven record in a similar role and a passion for fresh and exciting food provision. To do well in this role, you should have exceptional leadership and communication skills to lead a team of 30 staff in a prestigious school, with numerous hospitality events.  You must be able to demonstrate an outstanding ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with a flair for innovative food offerings.

Industry qualifications and experience including HND and experience in and/or knowledge of Independent Schools sector are desirable.

This is a full-time role working 44 weeks a year.

Salary: £37,500 - £40,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Contributory company pension scheme, life insurance and free lunchtime meals during term-time.

Method of Application

Full details of the post and an Application Form can be downloaded from the School Website                                         

A letter of application and completed Application Form including the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to: HR Manager, Highfield School, Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7LQ.

Email applications should be sent to

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 27th May

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before this date, so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Safer Recruitment: We are an I.A.P.S. co-educational Boarding and Day Pre-Prep and Prep School for 520 pupils aged 2 to 13. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Employer Online Service regarding prohibition orders issued by the Secretary of State and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Highfield and Brookham Schools are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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