Assistant Catering Manager


30 hours a week, 8am-3pm - Five days a week, term-time plus one week

  • Salary Point 15 - £29,214 FTE actual pro rata £20,669
  • NOR: 1250 | 325 in 6th Form

Our school is very highly regarded, heavily oversubscribed and enjoys consistently outstanding examination results. Finchley Catholic is a very rewarding place to work with a supportive collegiate atmosphere. As Assistant Catering Manager you will play a crucial role in preparing and providing a high quality food and drink service to the school community and to deputise in the Catering Manager’s absence. The ideal candidate will:

  • Need to manage and work well as part of the team
  • Be friendly and have a positive 'Can-do' attitude
  • Have a passion for food and quality service
  • Drive standards with a hands-on approach
  • Have excellent hygiene and health and safety practices
  • Be self-motivated and able to work in a busy environment
  • Experience in preparing and serving food, within a school kitchen (desirable)
  • Have a good command of the English Language
  • Be flexible, adapting easily to changing priorities
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills; which are essential as you will be dealing with staff, students, parents, and suppliers

We can offer you:

  • An outstanding opportunity to play a pivotal role in co-managing and developing the school catering facility
  • A friendly, vibrant and caring school where staff are really valued
  • A strong commitment to CPD and a very supportive induction programme
  • Easy transport access with a staff car park, and a 5 minutes walk to the nearest tube
  • A staff welfare programme FCHS is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such all candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applications from non-Catholics who are willing to support the values and ethos of a Catholic school are warmly invited.

Application deadline: Midday on Thursday 29th February 2024

Please note, we reserve the right to interview suitably qualified and talented candidates in advance of the deadline.

Candidates wishing to visit the school are welcome to do so by appointment. 
A completed application form should be returned to the Headteacher, Niamh Arnull, at