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Unit Catering Supervisor

Pin icon BT18 Holywood
Pound Sterling icon Points 5-6 (annual salary of £19,651 to £19,980)
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 21 May 2024
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Join our team as a Unit Catering Supervisor in Holywood!

This part-time role (32.5 hrs/week) offers an annual salary of £19,651 to £19,980 as well as the opportunity to work for the prestigious Sullivan Upper School. You'll supervise kitchen staff, maintain safety standards, and promote our catering service. Read on to find out more…

Unit Catering Supervisor
Holywood, BT18 9EP

  • Part time during term time (32.5 hours per week), permanent
  • Term time, with retainer when school is closed
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Opportunity to join the Benenden Health Scheme as a corporate member
  • Points 5-6 (annual salary of £19,651 to £19,980)

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

The Role:

At Sullivan Upper School, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional services to our pupils and staff. The Silver Robin restaurant, serving both our secondary and preparatory departments, is a bustling hub of activity, dishing out over 550 meals daily. Join us in creating a vibrant and welcoming dining experience!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise kitchen staff and coordinate food service
  • Maintain hygiene and safety standards
  • Promote the catering service and increase uptake
  • Conduct staff training and manage resources effectively

The above is not an exhaustive list – please refer to the job description for this role (this is available upon request or from the Sullivan Upper School website.

Working Hours:

  • 32.5 hours per week during the school year (September to June)
  • Daily from 7:45 am to 2:45 pm
  • Breaks: 30-minute lunch and 10-minute morning break for tea/coffee

The Ideal Candidate:

We're looking for someone with:

  • Relevant qualifications in food safety and catering
  • Experience in large-scale catering, preferably in school meals
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm for teamwork

Please refer to the full details included in the information about the post (this is available upon request or from the Sullivan Upper School website).


  • Competitive salary based on NJC Scales (£19,651 – £19,980)
  • Opportunity to join the Benenden Health Scheme as a corporate member and have immediate access to all the healthcare benefits on offer
  • Generous leave arrangements: 22 days’ annual leave to be taken during school holidays (which rises to 26 days after 5 years’ service) plus 13 days statutory holidays
  • Membership to the NILGOSC superannuation scheme
  • Daily school meal option available

About Sullivan Upper School:

Sullivan Upper School is a large co-educational and interdenominational voluntary grammar school situated on 25 acres of grounds on the edge of Holywood, overlooking Belfast Lough. There are at present 1,250 pupils in the school, some 180 of them in the Preparatory Department. It is owned and managed in all its affairs by the Board of Governors of the School, which is drawn from the local community and reflects the main religious denominations of Holywood. The school is funded directly by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland.

If you are seeking a rewarding career in a key position, delivering excellent Silver Robin catering service at Sullivan Upper School, don’t hesitate to apply.

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to complete your application form.

Close date: 3rd June at noon

Interview date: Wednesday 19th June currently the proposed date.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies, please.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced Access NI check.

Other suitable skills and experience include Catering, School Catering, School Caterer, Unit Catering Supervisor, Kitchen supervisor, Food Service, Hospitality, Chef, Cook, Café, Catering Manager.