How you'll make a difference

You will make a difference as a School’s Chef Kitchen Unit Manager by delivering nutritious meals to children in schools, giving them physical and mental energy, strengthening their ability to learn. 

What will you be doing? 
  • As Kitchen Unit Manager you will be managing other member of the team, giving guidance and mentoring in line with food hygiene standards and nutrition.  

  • You will be required to follow menus in line with regulations and nutritional guidSaveelines as well as cooking food at lunch ensuring the children have a healthy meal to support their learning.  

  • You will be responsible for ordering stock and produce as well as completing the required kitchen documentation.

What you need to know

  • Shift pattern: 08.30 – 13.30, these are the general work pattern which may vary 
  • Weekly hours are between 20 - 30 
  • Uniform & equipment will be provided
  • School vacancies will be Term Time Only – salary pro-rated accordingly
  • These are all part-time posts at various locations across South Gloucestershire council  
  • Our benefits - Careers | South Gloucestershire Council (

These are our current vacancies across South Gloucestershire council: 

Little Stoke
Olveston School
New Siblings
Mobile - Driving licence is required for this position 

What we need from you

  • You will have the ability to cook for others using raw ingredients and prime cooking methods. 
  • You will be confident planning and prioritising your own as well as the teams workloads and resources. 
  • You will be able to lift/move items such as dining furniture, saucepans and provisions 
  • An ideal candidate would hold a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and have the ability to use kitchen machinery. 
  • An ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of National Nutritional Standards for School Meals and of Special Dietary requirements and be able to assess and meet the needs of service users through consultation. 
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.    
What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training. 
As part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities.
We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   

  • We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.  

  • We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future. 
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. 

We’re making a difference, be part of it! 
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We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the published closing date should we receive sufficient number of applicants.

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