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Application to be submitted to:

Closing date: 16 February 2024

Scope & General Purpose of the Job:

To efficiently manage the Unit / Project ensuring financial, quality and service parameters are met as per the commercial contract requirements

Responsible to: Area Manager
Responsible for: Catering Manager, and Assistant Catering Manager
In communication with: Operations Manager, Area Manager, HR, Payroll and Finance Department

Education / Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Minimum Education / Qualification: Minimum Level / Years of Experience:
Food Services Management Diploma / or Equivalent 3 to 5 years' experience in similar role

Key Performance Areas:

  1. Budget and reporting
  2. Financial Management
  3. Hygiene, Safety, General Safety and Quality Standards
  4. Purchasing and Stock Control
  5. Food Production, service and functions
  6. Client Liaison and Retention
  7. Management of Human Resources


  1. Negotiating Skills, able to effectively negotiate with identified stakeholders
  2. Analytical Skills, able to interpret, compare and analyse data to identify trends and patterns
  3. Planning & Organising Skills, able to plan, prioritise, schedule and organise activities and resources to meet deliverables
  4. Communication Skills, able to communicate fluently in English, both verbally and in writing
  5. Interpersonal Skills, able to develop effective interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  6. People Management, able to lead, motivate and encourage team members to achieve deliverables
  7. Financial Skills, able to grasp financial concepts & perform job related calculations to meet the requirements of the position

Additional Skills Requirements:

  1. Own reliable transport and license
  2. Good Culinary knowledge / skills
  3. Excel Proficient
  4. Well spoken – must be able to speak English fluently
  5. Excellent communication skills, and interpersonal skills – able to interact with Trade Unions, etc
  6. Strong organisational and time management skills
  7. Decision making skills
  8. Excellent food hygiene and Health and Safety skills – ISO 9001:2015 will be advantageous
  9. Previous education experience will be an advantage
  10. Excellent unit financial knowledge
  11. Excellent quality management skills
  12. Computer literate
  13. Available ASAP
  14. Must be able to handle large amaounts of cash
  15. Must be able to lead a Team
  16. Be able to multitask


  1. No sufficient working experience in a similar role
  2. No Matric and no qualifications
  3. No experience in Education Catering
  4. No own reliable transport
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