Catering Manager

Scotia Heights, Stoke-on-Trent

Catering Manager - Maternity Cover
Scotia Heights, Stoke-on-Trent: ST6 4HA
Hours: 
40
Hourly Rate: £9.83

About the Home

Scotia Heights is a 60 bedded younger persons specialist home. we require forward thinking staff who strive to promote the service users wellbeing and independence at all times, allowing all our service users achieve the best they can for themselves and with your assistance.

The post of Kitchen / Catering Manager is all about ensuring that services users are offered meals which are nutritious, balanced and appetising, whilst catering for their dietary needs, likes and dislikes, working within IDDSI framework.

As the Kitchen Manager, your key tasks will include:

  • Maintaining a balanced and varied menu
  • Meeting with service users to identify their food likes/dislikes
  • Menu planning in advance, ensuring that choice is offered for every meal
  • Preparing and cooking food in an a safe manner
  • Preparing a well-balanced diet for those with medical conditions or faiths which require special diets
  • Ensuring that all food hygiene standards are complied with, completing all relevant checks and records
  • Ensuring that the kitchen is staffed appropriately and that the team is provided with a full induction and training and development programme
  • Controlling stock and purchases, working within an allocated budgets

We would expect that you will have Food Hygiene Level 3 or be working towards it, and have previous experience in a similar position.

What do we offer:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday.
  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
  • Pension plan.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression.
  • Comprehensive 3 day induction program.
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications.
  • Refer a friend scheme - Up to £1,500

Exemplar Values

Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

If this sounds like your ideal job, what are you waiting for - click the apply now link to complete your application form online. 

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.