Catering Manager

Woodside Place, Telford

Position: Catering Manager
Care home: Woodside Place 
Location: Woodside Avenue, Telford, TF7 5FQ
Contract type: Full Time - 40 hours per week 
Rate: Up to £12.50 per hour depending on qualifications 


Are you an experienced Chef with a flair for creating delicious, nutritious menus? Join us as our new Catering Manager at Woodside Place care home in Telford.

As Catering Manager, you’ll lead our Catering Team in providing healthy and inviting meals for the people we support. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new team, in a state of the art, purpose built kitchen. You’ll have the chance to really make your mark.


About Exemplar Health Care 

Woodside Place is part of Exemplar Health Care, one of the country’s leading nursing care providers. 


When open, Woodside Place will support adults living with acquired brain injuries, complex mental health needs, dementia and physical disabilities. 

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.

About the role

Our Catering Managers cook delicious and nourishing meals for people with a range of dietary requirements. 


No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • managing the day-to-day running of the kitchen
  • preparing, cooking and serving food 
  • understanding people’s needs, likes and choices to develop suitable menus
  • ensuring your Catering Team complies with food hygiene standards
  • completing relevant checks and maintaining records
  • controlling stock and purchases within an allocated budget
  • leading and managing your Catering Team members, ensuring they receive induction, training and support as required.


If you haven’t worked in the care sector before, we’ll help you feel right at home from the start with our induction, buddy, and ongoing training programmes.


Download our job description to read more: 


About you
Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.


You’re also:

  • a cook with a flair for creating delicious and nutritious meals for varied dietary requirements  
  • creative in menu development and food preparation
  • an excellent team player, able to coordinate, support and motivate a team 
  • experienced in managing a catering budget 
  • adaptable and flexible 
  • someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

We like our Catering Managers to have, or be working towards, a Level 3 Food Hygiene qualification.

As this is a management position, we expect you’ll have previous experience in a similar position and environment, ideally in leading a catering or kitchen team.

What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • excellent supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • access to wages before payday  
  • retail and lifestyle reward discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.

How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’. 

For an informal chat about joining us, call us on 01977 630830 or email

Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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


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%.

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 - 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.


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.