Support Staff Vacancies

Catering Manager

Term time only
Hours – 08:00 – 14:30
Salary £25,295 – £27,905 pro rata (£17,433 – £19,232)

The Pate’s Refectory is a state of the art building at the heart of Pate’s Grammar School.  We are currently seeking a professional who has experience of managing the day to day catering operation within a busy environment, to lead a team of 7 staff, whose function it is to provide a breakfast, break and lunch service to potentially 1200+ students and staff.  Additional responsibilities include liaising with staff across the school to organise catering provision (and staffing) for specific events and meetings.  The role will include ordering from suppliers and co-ordinating budgets.


The successful candidate will be focussed and motivated, with innovative ideas and a love of what they do.  The ability to motivate others and provide strong leadership is crucial, as is the ability to relate to young people.  We are seeking someone who can work under pressure and produce food to the highest standards, whilst following statutory hygiene guidelines and codes of conduct.  The ideal candidate with have experience in a similar role, excellent culinary skills, financial awareness and computer skills.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and candidates must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


How to apply: please download a Support Staff Application form from our website (here) and email it to with an accompanying letter explaining why the role appeals to you and what qualities you would bring to it.


Deadline for applications: 4pm on Monday 23rd September.  Interviews will take place during week commencing 30th September.  If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact Stephen Locke, Bursar, by emailing slocke@patesgs,org