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Catering Manager

  • Job reference: SD87
  • Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Healthcare Assistants/ Support
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Job description: Catering Manager

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Catering Chef to work at a category B local resettlement prison situated in South Yorkshire.

The prison houses a male population of up to 1145 individuals, approximately 200 of whom are young offenders aged 18-20.

We are looking for someone who has experience working in a commercial catering department within a prison setting or similar environment. You will manage the busy catering department for our prisoners and 400 staff, therefore it is imperative you have significant experience including ordering and deliveries, budgeting, auditing and staff management.

This role requires the resilience to manage a constant workload with conflicting demands to achieve timely targets, you will be expected to:


The successful candidate will need to work alongside the Head of Learning and Skills for all areas of recruitment.
Complete PDRs, with all directly line managed staff members, within agreed timescales.
Motivate and provide solutions for prisoners not engaging in activities.
Be a part of the Reducing Reoffending Group and fully participate in meetings when requested.
Monitor prisoner attendance in catering through a number of data recording systems.
Assist in responses to formal Prisoner complaints/queries, taken appropriate remedial action where necessary.

What you will need, to do the role:

Firstly, you must hold Level 3 Catering qualification and a clear advantage will be Leadership and Management qualifications.

As with any role at this level, you will have excellent IT, written and communication skills and be very well organised.

In addition, your ability to use a range of management and leadership styles to support and motivate others will be evident and clear to succeed to in this role.

What they offer:

Pension - 6%.
Childcare vouchers.
Bike4Work scheme.
Employee Assistance Programme.
Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector.
A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
Benefits package.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet the criteria.