Commencing: As soon as possible
Salary Scale: P02 Point 29-32
Are you able to inspire others and lead on new initiatives and ideas?
Are you passionate about food and can you think innovatively and have outstanding organisational and communication skills?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Catering Manager to join our team at Barking Abbey School. We are
looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced Catering Manager to join and lead our established
team and manage the development of our catering operation.
We are looking for a professional, flexible and motivated catering manager to lead and develop food services
across our dual campus school. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and understanding of the catering service industry and a passion for delivering an outstanding service.
Candidates must be motivated and have a passion for quality, coupled with the highest standards in food
production, presentation, and service. You must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of catering
legislation, have budget management experience and good IT skills. You must have supervisory experience
and be able to demonstrate good leadership and motivational skills. Effective communication skills with an
emphasis on customer care are essential, as is the ability to work and lead as part of a team.
Barking Abbey is a heavily over-subscribed dual campus secondary school in the London Borough of Barking
and Dagenham, with a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence and a supportive professional
The school is located less than 10 minutes walk from Upney tube and 15 minutes from Barking mainline
Barking Abbey celebrates its diversity, and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the
community. If you are interested in making a difference in young people’s lives whatever your background or
history please apply.
In return we offer:
• A supportive and encouraging staff team
• The opportunity to access a wide range of CPD opportunities within and beyond school
• A school which understands the importance of staff well-being and workload management
• A positive ethos with excellent behaviour reinforced by highly visible SLT and centralised behaviour systems
“Pupils learn and achieve very well... Pupils across both sites are happy and safe at Barking Abbey School…
Pupils are motivated to work hard and enjoy positive working relationships with staff... Students new to the Sixth Form commented on how welcoming, inclusive and diverse the community is… Leaders prioritise aspiration and ambition.” (Ofsted, December 2022)
Please click here to find out more information about what it is like to work at Barking Abbey:
Barking Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process,
including Disclosure check, will be undertaken on all successful applicants.
Online searches may be conducted for all shortlisted candidates and will be conducted for all successful
candidates as part of our due diligence checks.