Luminate Education Group

Chef Manager (Part Time) (LUM135)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£22,283 PA with Progression to £24,187 PA Pro Rata
30 Jun 2022
27 Jul 2022
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Part Time

Part time: 32.5 hours per week

Reduced Year: 38 weeks per year


The food services and catering department are at the heart of the student experience and it is our shared aim that we provide an environment that creates a better future through inspirational actions that will change lives. The values that guide us as a team are, trust, integrity, compassion, fairness and inclusion and these values guide us throughout our working day. The catering department is a fast paced, hard working environment but one that is underpinned by optimism and fun.


  • To effectively manage the café delivering an excellent high-quality service.
  • To Cook and prepare all meals and snacks for the Café, ensuring menus are innovative and nutritious, current and meets the needs of our customers.
  • To control the budget for the purchasing and ordering of food, achieving GP margins and control other costs associated with in the business.
  • Motivate and train the team of Food service assistants to ensure they provide a high-quality service for our customers & students.
  • To accurately account for the receiving, recording and storing of monies.
  • To accurately record purchasing invoices and manage stock to achieve the budgeted GP.
  • Responsible for the catering team and manage any staffing issues effectively.
  • To ensure all due diligence, HACCP and allergen legislation is adhered too at all times.
  • To maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene in all areas of the department.
  • To regularly gain feedback from customers to develop and enhance service provision.
  • Be prepared to work within any of the Colleges outlets.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, which may be required from time to time.
  • Responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.


Excellent organisational and leadership skills Excellent customer service skills and experience Experience working in kitchens producing and serving food Good knowledge and experience of health and food safety practices Strong eye for detail and an understanding of how this can impact the user experience


For more information about the role please contact:

Graham Wright

About Us

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College, White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development. Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest and most innovative education groups in the country. 

We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. 

Our focus is to ensure every group member, and the group as a whole, is successful. In order to achieve this, the group members proactively look for ways to support and inspire each other, to strengthen central services and be a guiding light for all our staff and students.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants will be required to complete all the mandatory pre-employment checks, which includes:

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work; this is conducted by our Occupational Health Provider

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.