Catering Manager

Meadowcroft, Sutton in Ashfield

Position: Catering Manager
Care home: Meadowcroft
Location: Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 4BR
Contract type:Full time, 40 hours per week
Rate: Up to £12.50
Care home CQC rating: Good



Are you an experienced Chef with a flair for creating delicious, nutritious menus? Join us as our new Catering Manager at Meadowcroft care home in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

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 use your cooking skills to make a real difference every day.


About Meadowcroft 

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


We support adults living with complex mental health needs. 

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 with fastP.A.Y.E
  • 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.

About Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft is a specialist care service that supports 24 adults living with complex mental health conditions and behaviours of concern.

We support people to live their best lives by promoting independence, building life skills and engaging in the local community.

You’ll usually work on one of our small units so you can get to know the people you support and develop the clinical skills to support their complex needs.

About Meadowcroft

Meet our colleagues

Phil works as a Health Care Assistant at our Dearnevale care home . This is his first care job following a 14 year career in the Royal Air Force. Despite not having any experience in care, the induction, support and training prepared him well for the role. Phil loves how rewarding it is to help people in a career in care.

Why work with us

About Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care is a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

Our mission is to make ‘every day better’ for the people we support and our colleagues. 

We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About us

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Learning and career development

Our sector-leading learning and development opportunities give you the skills and support to excel in your role and take your career to the next level.

  • Welcome induction and role specific induction
  • Care Certificate for new care colleagues
  • Exemplar Positive Behaviour Support (EPBS) training
  • Role specific apprenticeships, diplomas and qualifications
  • ABC of Caring programme for Health Care Assistants
  • Leadership and management development programmes

Career development

Rewards and benefits

Our care homes live and breathe because of the incredible colleagues who work in them.

Our rewards and benefits are just some of the ways we like to say thank you.

  • Paid DBS check
  • Lifestyle and retail discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access wages early via fastP.A.Y.E
  • Company Shop membership
  • Paid NMC membership for Registered Nurses

Rewards and benefits

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Exemplar Health Care values

Our values

Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our people.

We look for these values in everyone who works with us.

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

Our values