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Kitchen Unit Manager

  • Job reference: TMDARLUNITMANKP
  • Location: Darlington, County Durham
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Management, Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Unit Manager - School Services - Darlington

I am recruiting for a unit Manager within a School to take on an initial 3 month full time contract. The position is to manage the staff within the school, ensuring that food hygiene legislation is adhered to and school meals are up to standard.

The post will require candidates to have an up to date DBS.

1. To ensure that all current Health and Hygiene Legislation requirements are maintained and to work within current department Safety Policies.

2. Daily and weekly control of staffing and food costs in the unit to meet departmental targets.

3. Undertake staff training.

4. Compile and manage staff rotas, time sheets and sickness absence form for the unit.

5. Liaise with the Catering Manager with regards to sickness and holiday cover.

6. Preparation of the day book two weeks in advance and ensure that all food orders are submitted to meet menu requirements in accordance with departmental procedures.

7. Ensure all meals are delivered efficiently.

8. Liaise with the Catering Manager and assist with the coordination of promotional activities.

9.Ensure a clean and presentable image at all times of all employees and areas under the post holders control.

10. Responsible to the Catering Manager for the day-to-day management of all school meals staff in the unit with the emphasis on the efficient utilisation of staff.

11. To assist with the promotion of the school meals service to the customer, visitors to school and to the community.

12. Manage your team in line with all the Council's policies and procedures and ensure that employees are aware of their obligations under these.

13. Ensure that the Council's Equality agenda is implemented effectively in your team and to carry out your duties as a manager and employee in line with these.

14. To fulfil your health and safety management role as detailed in both Corporate and Group Health and Safety Policies, organisational statements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment for yourself, members of your team and others who may be affected by your team's activities.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!