Catering Manager - LA135

Are you passionate about providing high-quality, inclusive education? Are you looking to join a dedicated Academy Trust that genuinely invests in and develops their staff? Then apply today to join Lightcliffe Academy.

This is an exciting time for Lightcliffe Academy as it continues on an improvement journey as part of Abbey Multi Academy Trust. Currently in Special Measures, we have set ourselves ambitious targets: to be rated as “good” at next inspection, reaching and sustaining “outstanding” thereafter.

We are looking for an experienced Catering Manager to deliver a first-class catering provision at Lightcliffe Academy. This will include managing staff, menu planning, budgetary control, stock management, and ensuring kitchen health and hygiene regulations are met. We are looking for a strong leader and manager who can develop and progress the catering provision to deliver healthy and high-quality meals that meet the School Food Standards.
We are seeking to recruit:

  • a self-motivated, customer focused team members
  • someone who enjoys working as part of an inclusive team, but also understands the importance of getting a job done
  • someone who has a sense of pride in their work for which they are responsible
  • someone who will subscribe to the ethos of the academy and go the extra mile in terms of time and commitment to get the very best for our students.

You will need to:

  • have the ability to build good relationships
  • have a flexible and adaptable approach to duties
  • have good communication skills
  • be able to work independently, but also be a good team player
  • understanding of safeguarding and confidentiality.

This is a genuinely exciting time to join our Academy and to play a part in the development of our Multi-Academy Trust. If you are looking to join an Academy with happy, positive and polite students and staff then we want to hear from you.
Abbey Multi Academy Trust is a Trust consisting of eight academies (three secondary, five primary) in the geographical areas of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds and Calderdale.

All our academies share in the Trust’s mission to work In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower'. For more information about us or our academies please visit the following links:
Abbey MAT
Lightcliffe Academy

Visits to meet the team and experience our wonderful atmosphere, are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting

To apply please download a recruitment pack and email a completed application form to

Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday, 26th August 2021
Interview date: To be held soon after closing date

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Name & Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552