Large Academy Catering Manager

Management, School/Academy Services
Full Time - Term Time Only
George Spencer Academy, Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 7EW
NJC 15-17 (Actual salary £19,791 - £20,590)

A World Class School as designated in 2016 with ambition to continue at this prestigious level. George Spencer is an outstanding school with a national reputation for providing high quality education for students.

These two quotations say everything there is to say about life at GSA:

"We are part of something special here" (student quote, Outstanding Ofsted report April 2010)

“We are extremely lucky to come to this school. We feel like we’ve won the golden ticket” (student quote Outstanding Ofsted May 2015)

We are looking to appoint a vibrant and hardworking Catering Manager to join our efficient catering service. You must be able to work using your own initiative and be confidently able to converse with headteachers from all our Trust schools. We have a conference centre on site and you will be expected to help with the planning and delegation of duties for events catering. There is a possibility that you may occasionally be expected to work out of hours. You will be responsible for ensuring that the highest level of cleanliness is maintained at all times.

We are a friendly, successful and ambitious school where:

  • Standards are consistently high
  • Students and staff enjoy learning in a disciplined environment
  • Good behaviour and respect are the norm
  • A culture of excellence and innovation prevails
  • Change is embraced for continuous improvement

We offer outstanding career, training and R&D opportunities as a Teaching School licensed for Leadership Development programmes, SCITT provider, National Maths Hub, National Support, Advanced Consultant and Challenge Partner School which learns from international benchmarking and links. Accolades include International schools, Investors in People, Artsmark, ECO, Healthy Schools Awards, ICT mark and a Lead School in the Network of Computer Science Teaching Excellence.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of schools (Secondary and Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire.


The Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Tanya Flinders –

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at

Closing date for applications: 7am, 11 December 2019

Interviews will take place during the following week

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