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Head Chef, The Kingsley School (Professional Services)

Warwick Schools Foundation is seeking to recruit a Head Chef to start as soon as possible.  This role will be based at The Kingsley School at our Leamington Campus, but the successful candidate may be required to work across the Warwick and Leamington campuses.

The key responsibilities are:

  • To ensure an exceptional standard of food for pupil and staff dining 
  • To take a lead chef role to ensure an exceptional standard of food for school lunches, functions and events 
  • To lead, manage, recruit, train, retain and appraise Chefs, Catering Assistants and Kitchen Porters.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Level 3 Food Hygiene Certificate
  • 2 years minimum experience working in a senior chef role
  • Experience heading a brigade in a multi-site environment
  • Fine dining and banqueting experience.

This role is for 37 hours per week (5 days out of 7, usually Monday to Friday) for 40 weeks (35.4 weeks term time plus 23 days) per year.

Salary: Points 29 - 32 - £32,922 - £35,869 per annum FTE (£30,060 - £32,751) per annum pro rata.  Plus benefits.

For further information and details of how to apply, please see our job pack below.  Closing date for applications: 12 pm Friday 24 May 2024.  Interviews are to be scheduled w/c 3 June 2024.  Please note that we will only accept applications on our completed application form.



The Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS check and other statutory checks including right to work in the UK.