Cook Manager - St Johns Community Primary

Posted 01 July 2024
Salary £24,376.56 pro rata
Job Type Part Time
Business Area Norse Catering

Job description

Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference to the lives of others?

Cook ManagerSt Johns Community Primary School

The salary for this role is £24,376.56 pro rata which equates to £12.02 per hour + 28 days paid holiday entitlement. 

Join the team at Norse Catering and help make a difference to the lives of young people through delivering healthy, nutritious and balanced meals at St Johns Community Primary School. We offer fully funded accredited courses, excellent career progression, and job satisfaction from giving back to your community and improving people’s lives.

The opportunity:

*         Permanent

*         32.5 hours per week

*         Mon – Fri, 07:30 – 14:00

This is a term-time only position, working 38 weeks per year, offering you a great work-life balance. Your pay will be pro rata, you will receive 1/12th of your salary every month, regardless of whether its school holidays or not!

A day in the life:

You will become an integral part of the school, managing the kitchen team, preparing, cooking and serving lunches for young people and school staff, ensuring an engaging and interactive dining experience for all.

Our central team will support you in managing food safety, health and safety and food allergens whilst our dedicated menu, promotions and compliance teams will provide you with menu cycles, special diet menus and promotional posters giving you time to focus on food.

Our electronic tablet will provide you with access to our kitchen management system and act as a communication tool providing you with regular updates and keeping paperwork to a minimum.  

What are we looking for from you? 

You will have previous experience working in a busy kitchen environment with an organised approach, alongside a good understanding of the food industry, costs and working to a set budget.

A passion for delivering fantastic customer service is essential, and we will be looking for you to demonstrate strong communication skills with an adaptable approach to work.

Alongside this, we are looking for people who are passionate about supporting others and who share our core values:


*         We care completely.

  • We collaborate proactively.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We pursue better.
  • We make it happen.

Why work for Norse Catering?

It’s important to us that we give you the confidence and knowledge to perform your role to the best of your ability. We provide access to award-winning training so our residents get the best care, and you have the tools for fantastic self-development, giving you ownership of your career. We want you to succeed!


From day one of your career, you will have access to a flexible benefits package which offers real value. For a complete list of what we offer, please click here to visit our website.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for our successful candidate, payment will be met by the employer. Please click here for details of our DBS policy relating to the recruitment of ex-offenders. 

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible. 


Due to the high number of applications we receive for our vacancies, if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the date you apply, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.