Deputy Kitchen Manager – Tops Portsmouth

  • Permanent
  • South East
  • £12 per hour GBP / Year
  • Salary: £12 per hour

Website Tops and Aspire

Nursery Deputy Kitchen Manager to start ASAP 

Here at Tops Day Nurseries we have an outstanding reputation in delivering the best quality childcare across the South and South-West, operating nurseries and play clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon.

We believe in “reducing, reusing and recycling” and respect for each other, our resources and our world. Together, we can create a sustainable culture in which our children can thrive.

This is an exciting opportunity to continue your career with a family of day nurseries located across the South who offer a wide range of activities and learning experience to develop young minds, from messy play and cooking to problem-solving, storytelling, creative play and trips out.

We pride ourselves on employee care and career development; as such we offer in house training, a family friendly policy, Pension & Staff welfare scheme!

About You

We are looking for someone with previous catering experience and with experience managing operations of a kitchen/catering function

You will have a good understanding and proven experience in ordering food and monitoring budgets and expenditure.

It would be advantageous to have a Catering Qualification.

A clear and valid DBS is paramount and overseas applicants will need a clear and valid certificate of good conduct. Please note we will conduct a suitability check prior to interview.

Your Responsibilities and Duties will involve:

Ensure health and hygiene standards are met
Excellent knowledge on allergen management
All food produced within the kitchen is of set standards
Develop positive relationships within the team
Estimating costs and ensuring all purchases come within budget
Maintain a five star EHO rating
This role will be 6am-1pm Monday – Friday – 35 hours a week



Up to 60% discount for Childcare within Tops Day Nurseries
Annual pay review
29 days annual holiday entitlement (pro rata)
Company pension
Great career progression
Continuous in-house and external training opportunities
Regular supervisions
An eco-friendly company with BCorp accreditation
Uniform Provided

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