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Events and Catering Coordinator

Job Title: Events and Catering Coordinator

Job Reference No: 17-18018

Responsible to: Events, Commercial and Leisure Manager and Head Chef

Hours per week: 40 hours per week,

Salary: Dependent on experience.

Contract: Permanent

Taunton School are recruiting an Events and Catering Coordinator who will bring drive, enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. The post holder will be responsible for managing the effective and timely delivery of a wide range of external events from conferences, weddings, balls and dinners, to internal meetings, sports teas, productions and parties, as well as overseeing the daily operation of the School dining rooms. This role will be both varied and exciting.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be a good team player, and be willing to take on responsibility and new skills. A hands-on approach to work is essential as the role is expected to be equally responsible for managing staff and resources to provide a high standard of service, whilst being able to personally co-ordinate and deliver full operational services. 

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 achieved the Investors in People Gold accreditation.

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.

Purpose of the Job:

To manage all internal and external events, ensure the successful operation of the dining rooms, and support the ongoing development of the Taunton School events and catering programme.


  • 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).



Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it, together with a short covering letter. A Taunton School application form must be used and there is no need to submit a CV. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address.

Download the application form in MS Word format here.

Download the equal opportunities monitoring form in MS Word format here.

Download the full job description here.

Please email your completed and signed application form and covering letter to: Tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, and a successful enhanced DBS check.