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Area Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, Le8 3RA 


Closing date:17 June 2019 at midnight 

Salary £24,801 - £26,925 (Pro rata term time 38 weeks)
Local Government Pension
Due to our current growth and expansion strategy LTS Catering currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to take up the role of Area Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for catering in approx. 33 schools/academies within Leicestershire and Leicester City and will report to the Operations Manager. You will lead a dedicated team of Kitchen Managers and staff to deliver excellent standards of service and quality food provision to schools/academies and potentially other types of establishments as our business portfolio grows both locally and geographically. You will be an experienced multi-site caterer with a clear understanding of the importance of building client relationships.
You must have excellent management and interpersonal skills and will possess the appropriate qualifications in catering, food hygiene/safety.
Main responsibilities
  • Management of 33 establishments and client relationships
  • Management of a team of circa 120
  • Delivery of KPI’s and client ratings
  • Delivery of monthly trading statement
  • Delivery of all legislative compliance
  • Delivery of proactive service improvements
Ideal candidate
  • Ability to build relationships with multiple stake holders
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Multi-unit catering management experience
  • Strong craft background - passionate about food
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Experience within the education sector is desirable
  • Good understanding of finance and cost control
  • Must have a valid UK driving licence and own car
  • Understand the importance of equality and diversity
LTS Catering is part of Leicestershire County Council and manages the school meals service for 211 clients in Leicestershire and Leicester City. We are a commercially driven service who puts the needs of our clients at the heart of our business and deliver innovative solutions to over 31,000 customers every school day. We work within the framework of policies, procedures and ethos of Leicestershire County Council and ensure we invest in our staff for the future.
This position requires an enhanced DBS clearance.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For further information please contact Jackie Manship, Operations & Sales Manager on 0116 3057313 or Mel Hook on 1116 3055778.
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
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