Term Time Chef Manager – Guildford, Surrey

Term Time Chef Manager

Surrey County Council

Guildford, Surrey


This role is based at Queen Eleanor's School in Guildford. Though you will only work during term time, you will be paid a salary every month including the school holidays.

What makes a great School Kitchen Manager? In true cooking style, the following 'recipe' outlines the values, skills and experience that will allow you to thrive in this role.

Cooking time:

27.5 hours per week, 38.4 weeks per year for £13,465 per annum (equivalent to £11.04 per hour).


A passion and skill for cooking

A dash of IT and administrative skills

A pinch of excellent communication skills (including teamwork, leadership, and customer service)

A generous spoonful of experience supervising staff and managing a kitchen

A large cup of experience using catering equipment and the ability to train others

A splash of ability to deliver high levels of meals in a food production environment

A handful of excellent time keeping and flexibility around locations.

Note: Though recipes are important, the best dishes are often those with some individuality. We'd also love to hear about any other relevant skills, interests, or knowledge that you could bring to the table. Perhaps you have detailed knowledge about allergies, or a particular interest in nutrition.


Health and Safety Certificate Level 1, and proven understanding of health and safety in a kitchen environment

Level 2 Food Safety Certificate

NVQ Level 2 in food preparation and cooking or equivalent.

Note: If you don't hold these qualifications but have a significant amount of experience catering for large groups of people in a management role, please don't hesitate in applying!


Using the above ingredients and equipment, as well as your creativity and enthusiasm, you will inspire a team to produce an outstanding menu using fresh ingredients. In addition to using your flair and passion to create great dishes, you will record meal transactions, control and administer stock, order food and sundry supplies, and take responsibility for the day to day running of a smooth kitchen. Your goal? To provide school children with tasty, nutritious meals that help them develop healthy bodies and minds.

Customer service is at the front and centre of the Twelve15 Vision & Mission. You will be a fantastic communicator with an ability to work with our school clients and our customers to promote the benefits of the service we offer.

Nutritional Information:

If you feel this recipe is for you, take a look at some of the benefits you'll receive!

Generous local government salary related pension

Discounts on various services including food shopping

Health and wellbeing support

Employee Assistance Programme

Full induction

Training and development opportunities, including a Level 3 Food Hygiene Qualification.

Additional Information

If this recipe sounds like something you would like to make your career, please apply using the button below!

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/3/2023 with interviews to follow.

An Enhanced DBS check for regulated activity and the Children's Barred List check will be required for this role. This will be paid for by Twelve15. You need to be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.


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