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Catering Officer HCC14577

Job Details:

Salary Range: £20,830 - £23,411 per annum 
Work Location: Ticehurst, Aldershot 
Hours per week: 37 
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 23 September 2019

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an aspiring Cook to join our welcoming and friendly team as a Catering Officer at Ticehurst nursing and residential home. If you enjoy working in a motivated and supportive team with a commitment to caring for older people, this may be the opportunity for you!

 

You will be responsible for the preparation of well-balanced nutritional meals for our residents. You will manage the food safety and health & safety requirements in the kitchen, ensuring our policies and practices are upheld and develop a strong safety culture in the kitchen.

Other responsibilities include, maintaining records such as temperatures and daily kitchen diaries, supervising the catering team along with managing and controlling the catering budget, leading a team that is flexible, efficient and organised.

 

Ideally you will hold level 3 catering qualifications including food safety or be prepared to work toward this, along with some supervisory experience within a catering environment. 

 

Ticehurst is a nursing and residential home on the outskirts of Aldershot providing professional, compassionate care in a friendly and welcoming environment.

 

In return for your commitment and hard work, we offer many benefits, including: excellent induction training, contributory pension scheme, flexible working opportunities and various staff discounts. 

Role Responsibilities:

As a Catering Officer you will:

  • Oversee the day to day running of the catering operations, including organising rotas and management of catering staff, including holding supervisions.
  • Managing the Food Safety and H&S requirements in the kitchen.
  • Manage a budget and control stock levels and wastage.
  • Raise the profile of meal presentation including modified diets and ensuring all residents dietary requirements are met.
  • Menu planning and catering for special events.
  • Ticehurst is a nursing and residential home on the outskirts of Aldershot providing professional, compassionate care in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Role Requirements:

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate:

  •  Strong leadership and organisational skills.
  • A strong craft back ground and ability to cover in the cooks' absences and share your knowledge to raise standards.
  • Ideally you will hold level 3 catering qualifications including food safety or be prepared to work toward this.
  • Ideally you will have supervisory/leadership experience within a catering environment.
Working Conditions:
  • Some weekend working on a rota basis (pay enhancements apply)
  • Manual Handling of objects, daily requirement (15kg+)
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Food handling
  • Hot environment
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to a criminal records check. 

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Peninah Mutambisi, Registered Manager on 01252 352260  

 

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 


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