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Catering Team Leader

Founded in 1802 and set in 2,200 acres of beautiful Yorkshire valley, Ampleforth College is the world’s foremost Catholic boarding school, welcoming girls and boys of all faiths aged 11-18. Each student’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a welcoming community rooted in Benedictine values.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our catering team who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, working as part of a lively busy team. Good communication and excellent customer service skills are essential for this role, along with being a strong team player. 

This role is full time and will include weekend working. This is very much a hands-on role and the successful applicant will undertake supervision of and assisting with food service and clearing duties for the provision of lunch and supper, taking ownership of maintaining cleanliness, hygiene, service standards and the smooth running of food service, along with the direct management of the team of Catering Assistants. The service operates a shift system covering a 3-weekly cycle; you will be required to work during hours that cover the service of lunches and supper meals. Operating hours are between 10.30 and 8.00 pm, shifts depending on circumstances.

In return, we offer the following benefits:-

  • Free meal during working hours
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with Legal and General (Employer contribution matched up to a maximum of 8%)
  • Death in Service Gratuity
  • A generous Bounty scheme for referral of new staff
  • Free car parking on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Staff Lodging (where available)
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • 10% Staff Discount at Ampleforth Abbey Shop and Tearooms

If you wish to apply for this role, then please download and complete the attached application form and return it to

Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the position, then please contact Paula Stringer,

St Laurence Education Trust and Ampleforth College are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices and procedures reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.


A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18