Deputy General Manager

  • Full-time
  • Employment Type: Permanent - 52 Weeks
  • Contract Type.: Full Time
  • Salary: Up to £30,000

Company Description

Title: Catering Team

Location: Stratton the Fosse

Salary: £30,000


  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays
  • 3 volunteering days
  • 3 days grandparent leave
  • 24 week’s enhanced maternity leave
  • Bespoke training and development opportunities
  • Pension and life insurance
  • Discounts available on our HAPI app; high street shops, holidays & cinema
  • Wellbeing hub
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Free meals whilst at work
  • Career development opportunities
  • HIT Apprenticeships for all experience levels


We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Deputy General Manager with a background in exceptional food catering services to join our business and work at one of our highly prestigious education settings.

If you are passionate about creating delicious dining experiences that fuel young minds and ignite taste buds, then this is the perfect opportunity to bring your expertise to our table.

Nestled in the heart of [Location], this prestigious independent school caters for 50 day pupils as well as 380 boarders and staff and includes not only a breakfast, lunch and supper service but also an extensive hospitality service. This operates 7 days a week.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Deputy General Manager to make a name for themselves within the food service industry and be a part of setting the new standard for education catering.

Job Description

As a Deputy General Manager you will…

  • Assist in the preparation and serving of breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner according to established menus and recipes.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the front of house areas including organising dishes and utensils.
  • Following proper food handling and storage procedures to ensure food safety and prevent contamination.
  • Monitor inventory levels of food and supplies and notify management of any shortages or discrepancies.
  • Provide friendly and efficient service to students and staff during mealtimes, addressing any concerns or special dietary needs.
  • Participate in training sessions and meeting related to food service procedures, safety protocols, and customer service standards.


  • Ideally have experience working within Education catering
  • Have good Health & Safety knowledge.
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude, customer focused.
  • Fun and enthusiastic
  • Have excellent organization skills.
  • Demonstrate great attention to detail.
  • Be a team player and enjoy succeeding as a team.
  • Possess great customer service skills.
  • Have a flexible approach to work.

Additional Information

Holroyd Howe is one of the UK’s leading contract caterers, providing fresh innovative food services solely to independent schools and colleges. We are a team of experienced professionals who tailor our catering service provision specifically to suit children of all ages in order to meet the bespoke requirements of each school.

To provide our teams with the right skills to succeed in their jobs, we invest in their training and development. Our exceptional teams of seasoned specialists customise our catering services to fit children of all ages and satisfy the unique needs of our clients.

We pride ourselves on:


Sustainability is at the heart of our thinking; always mindful of the ethics of our sourcing and how we prepare our meals.


We take nutrition seriously and understand the impact a healthy diet has on the fundamental years of development. Meals are always freshly prepared from scratch and packed with nutritious ingredients.

Food Innovation

We offer a wide portfolio of training opportunities and experiences, which attracts chefs who are passionate about culinary excellence and menu innovation to our team.

From tasting tables, theme days and food theatre, to chef demonstrations and supplier showcases, we create engaging and fun dining experiences for our students. We work together to make mealtimes exploratory, quirky, and fun for our pupils, helping them build strong and healthy relationships with food.

“Holroyd Howe is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all employees to share this commitment. All roles within Holroyd Howe are regarded as regulated activity and therefore we require an Enhanced DBS which includes a Barred List Check for all successful applicants. We will also require shortlisted applicants to provide appropriate information regarding their criminal offences.”

This appointment is offered on the return of satisfactory professional references.

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