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Job advertisement: Schools Catering Operations Manager

15 Jan 2020
Required as soon as possible.

We require a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly motivated Schools Catering Operations Manager to support the Head of Service in achieving the strategic and operational improvement objectives of Bury Council.

Hours of work are 37 per week, worked in accordance with service requirements.

The salary for this post is grade 14 - £39,782 to £40,760 per annum.

We are seeking an experienced school food manager who can enhance and support the delivery of high quality, freshly-prepared, compliant school meals across both sectors of the service. 

The Operations Manager will work with the Head of Service and the Catering Team to strategically develop the perception of schools meals, increase meal uptake and modernise the current service. The post includes daily management of the busy catering operation ensuring that effective and efficient services are delivered with high levels of customer service and satisfaction and meeting the national School Food agenda.

The activity includes contracts management in accordance with service budgetary targets, food and safety compliance and Best Practice. As well as the direct line management of the operations, support and administration team members, the post holder must ensure sound relationships with the wider stakeholder groups, Head Teachers, Senior Managers and Elected Members.

The post also includes managing the procurement process for catering in line with the Council’s Corporate and EU regulations. Letting food and materials contracts to specify products, work with suppliers and monitor buyer performance, will maximise Best Value and align with the menu planning function as well as meeting environmental, nutrition and special dietary needs.

The school customer is at the heart of maintaining service sustainability. As well as pupil appeal, and liaison with the school management team, surveys and consultation will ensure an inclusive and flexible provision. Also effective service monitoring to remain consistent and compliant is needed to meet quality standards, provide assurance and withstand scrutiny.

Employees of Bury Council have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information please click on the links below:

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Closing date for applications is noon on 15th February 2020.