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Dining Room Supervisor

Job Title: Dining Room Supervisor
Job Reference No: 18-19052
Responsible to: 
Head Chef
Hours per week: 
37.5 hours per week on a 3-week rota all year round
£8.61 per hour
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Midnight on 24 January 2019

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged 0-18 years, with circa 300 boarders. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community.

We are seeking to appoint a Dining Room Supervisor to oversee the effective and timely management of the daily operation of the School dining rooms, School common rooms and service areas. The role will involve overseeing the work of the General Assistants and ensuring they carry out their duties as specified in the daily task sheets in accordance with Health and Safety standards.

The successful candidate will be numerate, literate and have effective communication skills. You will be responsible, trustworthy and reliable as well as being flexible and punctual and take pride in your work. GCSE or equivalent qualifications and supervisory experience would be desirable.

Our School ethos is of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy six-day-a-week boarding and day community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding environment in which to work.


  • Uniform provided and laundered;

  • Meals provided when the dining room is open;

  • Free parking on site;

  • Contributory money purchase pension scheme;

  • Discounted membership of the Taunton School Sports Club;

  • Contributory Health Scheme; and

Automatic enrolment in the School Pension Scheme (should you meet the eligibility criteria).Application details: Please complete and submit a Taunton School application form and equal opportunities monitoring form accompanied with a covering letter to tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address. Please note CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 24 January 2019.

Download the Taunton School application form in MS Word format here
Download the equal opportunities monitoring form in MS Word format here
Download the job description in MS Word format here

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check. Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and sets out to be caring and reasonable in its approach to all staff; it values its staff and has been accredited with the Investors in People gold standard