The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
Are you an experienced chef looking for a role that will make a difference to the lives of others?
Our Chef Managers manage all aspects of catering services in our residential homes for older people through the provision of nutritional, varied and well-presented meals and refreshments to meet the dietary requirements and preferences of our residents. This includes menu planning, ordering, being responsible for maintaining a safe working environment as well as training and managing a team of catering staff.
Based in a 50 - 65 bedded care home kitchen environment, the role holder will take a professional approach when dealing with residents, staff and suppliers to ensure that catering services are delivered in a professional manner and communications are of a high quality.
In this role, you will work in a busy catering environment with a high degree of physical and manual tasks. Due to the nature of the role there may be some exposure to extreme temperatures. You will present a professional image, i.e. wear kitchen whites, protective footwear and observe good hygiene standards.
You will also be responsible for recruiting, training and line managing the catering staff, allocating and monitoring duties as necessary. The catering service is provided 7 days a week, 365 days a year so you will be required to work flexibly to ensure delivery of this service, including weekends and bank holidays.
To be shortlisted for this role your application should clearly evidence:
- A relevant catering qualification (or extensive experience) as well as a recognised food hygiene award.
- Experience of running a busy catering service for a large number of people.
- Knowledge of environmental health requirements.
- Knowledge of dietary requirements of older people.
- Experience of managing a team.
We are looking for individuals who are caring, understanding and who want to make mealtimes in our homes a positive and enjoyable experience.
The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Quality Care Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.
Our Vision is to provide outstanding services and be an employer of choice with highly trained, passionate and dedicated staff.
Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff. We recognise the past two years have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line. Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Health First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/06/2022 with interviews to follow.
This is a 9-month secondment / fixed term contract.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Adults’ Barred List check will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Luke Reed on 01483 404 937 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.