Area Catering Operations Manager – Luton – LBC Catering
29/03/2018 17:03

Salary M 1 Salary Range £30,153 - £32,486 (Pro Rata - FTE = 0.88)
Term Time only plus 2 weeks (40 working weeks)
Local Government Pension
Car allowance, Laptop and iPhone

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to take up the role of Area Catering Operations Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for catering in approx. 23 schools within Luton and surrounding areas and will report to the Catering Service Delivery Manager. You will lead a dedicated team of Kitchen Managers and staff to deliver excellent standards of service and food to schools through regular monitoring and support. You will be an experienced multi site caterer with a clear understanding of the importance of building client relationships.

You must have excellent management and interpersonal skills and will possess the appropriate qualifications in catering, food hygiene/safety.

Main responsibilities

  • Management of 23 kitchens and client relationships
  • Management of a team of circa 120
  • Delivery of KPI’s and client ratings
  • Delivery of monthly trading statement
  • Delivery of all legislative compliance
  • Delivery of proactive service improvements

Ideal candidate

  • Ability to build relationships with multiple stake holders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Multi unit catering management experience
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Experience within the education sector is desirable
  • Good understanding of finance and cost control
  • Strong craft background
  • Must have a valid UK driving licence and own car
  • Understand the importance of equality and diversity

LBC Catering is part of Luton Borough Council and manages the school meals service for over 70 clients in and around Luton. We are a civic caterer who puts the needs of our clients at the heart of our business and deliver innovative solutions to over 16,000 pupils every school day. We work within the framework of policies, procedures and ethos of Luton Borough Council and ensure we invest in our staff for the future.

This position requires an enhanced DBS clearance.  

For further information please contact David Mackness, Catering Services Manager on 01582 538211 or Judith Chiswell on 01582 538 219.