Chef Manager

FTE £23,194 to £29,439 pro rata, actual salary £19,209 to £24,382 pa, equivalent to £12.02 to £15.26 per hour

Hours per week: 35 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Arthur Terry Learning Partnership

Kittoe Road

Sutton Coldfield

B74 4RZ

Telephone number: 0121 323 2221

Email address:

Required as soon as possible.

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership is a highly successful Multi Academy Trust (MAT) encompassing 6 secondary schools, 14 primary schools, 1 all-through school, a Teaching School Hub, and School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider. Our schools are based in North Birmingham, Tamworth, Lichfield, North Warwickshire, and Coventry.

The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership has an exciting opportunity for a Chef Manager to join our friendly Catering Team, based at Slade Primary School in Birmingham.

Location: Slade Primary School, Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7PX.

As Chef Manager you will have full responsibility for the catering department and will lead the team in delivering freshly produced lunches for the pupils and school staff. Within this role, your key focus will be delivered the highest quality of food and service for our pupils and ensuring that the catering offer is exciting and innovative through the development of your team and continuous review and improvement.

You will naturally be a strong leader, with the ability to motivate a team to create a positive work culture and ensure all objectives are met. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual passionate about catering to develop their leadership and management experience.

What you will need to succeed

• to share our passion for wanting the very best for our students and schools

• to be committed to keeping our students safe

• Be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people with the natural ability to inspire and motivate

• be an outstanding practitioner

• be emotionally intelligent with the ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders

• the passion and commitment to work in a fast paced, challenging yet always rewarding role

• a relevant qualification where applicable.

What you will get in return

• professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we invest in your development through training, mentoring and progression opportunities through apprenticeships and other routes.

• a competitive salary

• an employee assistance programme and employee benefits package

• competitive pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme)

• professional development and wellbeing days

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role.

Closing date: 20 October 2023, 9:00am

For an application pack please visit our website

To arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Harry Matthews, Catering Operations Manager via email:

Completed applications should include an application form and a supporting statement no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining ‘what skills and experience you have that make you suitable for the role’.

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Please note we do not accept CV’s; applications will only be considered if received on an ATLP application form.

The ATLP is an equal opportunities employer.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.


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