Skip to main content
  • Ref no: ORK04100
  • Published: 19/5/2020
  • Closes: 14/6/2020
  • Location: Catering Department, 1 St Rognvald Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PR
  • Salary: £39,363.00 - £41,772.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week


IT and Facilities

Schools Catering Manager

35 hours per week
£41,598 to £44,007 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

Frequently voted as the best place to live in the UK, with world class local produce, Orkney also prides itself on providing good, tasty and nutritious meals to our school children. With the retirement of the current post holder, we have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Catering Manager to join the Council to lead the Schools Catering Service.

We are looking for someone who has a very good background in catering and nutrition and who understands the key role that an excellent school meals service provides in looking after our children here in Orkney. You will also have experience in managing staff, ideally across different locations, be confident at budget management and understand the importance of strong leadership, especially when our teams are split across a number of different locations, including islands other than the mainland of Orkney.

You should hold a HND or equivalent level qualification in Hospitality /Catering management, have an advanced level qualification in Hygiene and HACCP and hold a Health and Safety Training Certificate or have equivalent experience.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Although the post is based in Kirkwall, You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

If you are interested in discussing the role please contact Hayley Green, Head of IT and Facilities by emailing

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in week commencing 22 June 2020.

Closing Date: Sunday 14 June 2020

Please note that interview and resettlement expenses will be paid for this post, although it is likely that the interview will be conducted remotely given the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Job Attachments