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Catering Manager Full-time Job

Aug 24th, 2023 at 14:05   Tourism & Restaurants   Maidstone   96 views Reference: 84
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How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

If the trial is a success, we’ll be rolling the 4DWW out across the Group – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join #teamOFG!

Job Title: Catering Manager

Location: Heath Farm College, Maidstone

Salary: £20,000 per annum (pre-tax take salary, not pro-rata)

Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only

Start date: December 2024

Are you a creative and enthusiastic chef, who will be committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people?

We are looking for a Catering Manager to join our fantastic team at Heath Farm College, our provision for 16–19-year-olds.

We are looking for somebody who will create exciting lunches for our staff and students in a brand-new purpose-built kitchen.

We need you to have the knowledge and skills to be able to supervise the catering operation, lead food production and ensure that the kitchen is compliant with all food safety and health and safety legislation.

We need people who share our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Must be UK based.

About us

We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment, where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.

Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1, students to adults. Typically, classes have between 6-8 students.

As an independent SEN school, we are far removed from the bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially, we do what we know is right for the students in our care.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS and social media checks.

  • You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.
Company Description
The Outcomes First Group is the leading children care provider of high quality education, care and foster care services supporting thousands of children and young people across the UK every day.
We offer great opportunities for those who wish to develop a career within the Outcomes First Group and also want to help children, young people and adults build incredible futures. We pride ourselves on creating a workplace within our schools, homes, fostering agencies and central services offices, where every member of staff feels valued and respected, as well as being adequately challenged to develop and succeed in their role.
Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable people in the UK to be happy and have access to ample educational and personal development opportunities that will set them up for everything that they may want out of life.
Together, we inspire trust, happiness and an infectious passion to accomplish this vision. To this end, we look for people who share our values and aspirations; dedicated and committed individuals who are highly focused on creating positive outcomes for the children, young people and adults in our care.
We know that the nature of our work can be challenging at times, as well as hugely rewarding, so we equip our teams with the skills and knowledge to feel confident in dealing with all manner of situations and how best to practically manage these experiences. Through ongoing support, training and development, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and are given every opportunity to extend their abilities.
Our divisional brands include National Fostering Group, Options Autism and Acorn Education & Care.