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Food Services Supervisor (Part-Time, Reduced Year)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role

This is a part-time, reduced-year role: 32.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year.

We are looking for a dedicated Food Services Supervisor to join the Food Services and Catering departments. Our shared aim is to 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, hardworking environment, but one that is underpinned by optimism and fun. 

The role includes early evening work on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

What You Will Do

  • To assist the Senior Chef Manager with the efficient and effective operation of the Company’s catering service, working to agreed service standards and financial regulations.
  • To ensure the customers are given prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.
  • To assist in the training and supervision of catering staff and student casuals.
  • To deputise for Senior Chef Manager in his/her absence.
  • To project a willing and helpful attitude to customers at all times, seek appropriate knowledge of food items, and keep service areas clean and fully stocked.
  • To assist in the successful operation of the bars and catering service for events and other functions.
  • To carry out clerical activities in respect of daily catering controls, records and complete daily paperwork and update computer systems in accordance with financial procedures and as directed by the Catering and Bar Manager..
  • Use of an EPOS till.

About You

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situation.
  • Customer service skills.
  • To be thorough and pay attention to details.
  • To be flexible and open to change.
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure.
  • Hold a level food hygiene certificate or willing to work toward getting one.
  • Good knowledge of food production method.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

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

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 and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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