Leodis Academies Trust

'Forging Young Futures'



Location: Initially working at Westerton Primary Academy with potential to move around the Academies within the Trust

Hours: 37 hours per week

6.30am-2.30pm Monday to Thursday, 6.30am-2.00pm Friday

 Term Time Only (38 weeks per year + 59.2 hours/ 8 days)

Salary: £20,876 to £21,226 actual annual salary
Category: Permanent
Closing Date: 9am - Monday 25th March 2024



Leodis Academies Trust is a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area. As part of our continued growth we have an immediate opportunity for an enthusiastic Catering Supervisor (Cooking) to join the catering team. Reporting to the Trust’s Catering Manager and serving as an integral part to the central catering team, you will assist in the delivery of a high-quality catering service across the sites within the Trust. Contributing to the innovation of healthy menus, whilst responding to the needs to the Trust, this is a rewarding role for the right candidate.      


Who are we looking for?


Working alongside the Trust Catering Manager and Catering Supervisor (Standards) you will contribute to the planning of school menu’s, ensuring compliance to School Food Standards you will assist in the delivery of menu’s that are innovative and nutritious. Holding a Level 3 Food Hygiene qualification, or a willingness to work towards, this is a development opportunity for the right candidate to use their knowledge and expertise in delivering a high-quality service, through monitoring standards and ensuring good working practices.  


Working in a supervisory role, you will use your excellent communication skills to work effectively within the Catering Team and ensure that all catering checks and stock is maintained. Through delegation of duties and performance management you will support the catering staff, and future catering staff through effective induction training.


With your experience of working within a catering environment and technical knowledge of food and menu preparation, this role offers reward and development for the right candidate.


Leodis Academies Trust and our individual Academies are committed to ‘Forging Young Futures’. To do this, each Academy has its own ethos and identity, and has the freedom to develop individually as well as working collaboratively to secure high quality outcomes for all its young people. In return for joining us as our Catering Supervisor we can offer:


  • An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children within our community, whilst working within a school that fosters positivity and care.
  • Access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health cash plan, free flu vaccinations and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including a GP service, Physiotherapy and Wellness Programmes.
  • Free parking on site.(subject to availability)

A wide range of possibilities to develop as a professional, with access to job related learning and development opportunities across the Trust.

For a discussion about the Catering Supervisor (Cooking) role please contact Chris Hulme (Trust Catering Manager) on 0113 887 3600.


Further information about the role, including a job description and person specification, please see Job Information pack below.

Application packs can be downloaded via links below:

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you encounter any technical issues, or you require any support to complete the application form please contact our Human Resources team on 0113 340 0036 or by email humanresources@leodis.org.uk
Due to the high number of applications that we receive, if you do not hear from us, you have not been successful on this occasion.