Catering Services Manager

Bournemouth and Poole College

  • £39,301 per annum
  • Dorset / South West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Here at Bournemouth & Poole College, we are looking to recruit a new Catering Services Manager on a full-time basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £39,301 per annum. At Bournemouth & Poole College our staff are passionate and committed to achieve the very best outcomes for our students – we transform lives. We recognise and value our people as our most important asset in achieving each of the strategic outcomes within our College’s Strategic Plan. We believe it is through our people that an excellent student experience will be delivered, and this will have a positive impact in our local community. We value inclusion and we are committed to the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring we have a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged. This makes our College a unique, vibrant and rewarding place to work. The Catering Services Manager Role: As a Catering Services Manager, you will lead the commercial Catering Operations across the College sites, to include quality hot and cold food production and service, the staff and budgets. Responsible for meeting customer (students, staff, visitors) expectations and ensuring food and hygiene standards are met. On average 1400 sales transactions per day. You will also recruit and manage staff, plan menus and work to budgets and financial targets including the sustainability of suppliers and our carbon footprint. The role has direct and indirect line-management responsibilities for a Team of 21 staff, comprising 2 Catering Supervisors, and 19 Catering General Assistants. The role will deploy these resources effectively, efficiently and within budget and in support of teaching and learning, enhancing the student experience. Responsibilities as our Catering Services Manager will include: • Delivering a quality, fit for purpose food and hospitality provision across Bournemouth & Poole College • Developing and maintain catering policies, guidelines, and standard procedures, ensuring these are regularly refreshed to capture professional best practice and future-proof the service offer • Preparing and managing the annual operational budget (2023/4 was £650k) with a zero-subsidy approach; liaise with Finance colleagues to ensure accurate and timely reporting of income and expenditure against plan and forecast, conduct month on month benchmarking including price comparisons. • Being responsible for all cash and card takings and consolidation, including consolidation of the vending monies • Managing and developing all catering staff, ensuring that College HR processes for staff recruitment, training, staff meetings, performance management and absence planning are followed. • Monitoring demand for Catering Services and support the Team in workload management. Term time and non-term time organisation and scheduling. • Menu Planning, ensuring a range of healthy and popular choices are available including all allergen signage as required. • Carrying out all audits and stock-take on a regular basis. * The above sets out the area of work in which duties will generally be focused, and gives an example of the type of duties that the postholder could be asked to carry out. Please note, this is for guidance only. As our Catering Services Manager, you’ll ideally have: • Good level of education, GCSE or equivalent including English and Math’s • CIEH Level 3 Food Safety • Level 3 NVQ or industry experience • COSHH • HACCP Level 2 • A background in Catering Management with the technical skills to manage chefs, kitchen staff and hospitality staff. Benefits you will receive: As a member of the management team at Bournemouth & Poole College you can expect to receive a market rate salary and excellent benefits including: • 29.5 days annual leave plus bank holidays • up to 4 days leave during the Christmas closure period • Free parking at all of our college sites (where spaces are available) • Access to Discount Schemes at multiple retailers • Pension options • Excellent support and career development with the help of our Teaching and Learning Coaches and Quality department If you feel you are the right candidate for this Catering Services Manager role, then please click ‘apply’ now! Closing Date: 20th May 2024 We reserve the right to close this post early if there is a high level of applicants. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks which includes an enhanced DBS check as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

Apply For This Job

Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 2 MB.
Upload any additional documents. Max. file size: 2 MB.
I consent to the storage of my personal data.


You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.

You must sign in to bookmark this listing.

Sign up to our weekly jobs email