Temporary Chef / Catering Team Leader – Housing Association

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Temporary Chef / Catering Team Leader – Housing Association
Contract / Temporary

NCHA RQ563175

Posted: 22nd June 2022 15:29
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    TBC Monday – Sunday, 07:30 start

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice

  • Nottingham,

    NG15 8AE

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Chef / Catering Team Leader

Reference no: NCHA RQ563175

Enhanced DBS required

Negative LFT test to be completed before shift and a change of clothing

To run a catering service that meets the needs of residents and service users.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan, prepare and serve appetising meals, snacks and drinks that meet the nutritional needs of service users at the home.
  • Provide appropriate food for special events (religious festivals, birthdays, visitor days etc.)
  • Draw up and implement a catering service plan appropriate for the care home; consulting with residents either individually or at residents’ meetings, on menu planning.
  • Apply industry best practice and maintain high standards of customer care in respect of menu planning, food preparation and nutrition, customer service, ordering and cost control.
  • Ensure the kitchen is staffed appropriately.
  • Support, motivate and develop team members and volunteers; evaluating and monitoring colleague performance and identify training and development needs.
  • Maintain all records in relation to Health & Safety, Food Safety and other relevant policy and legislation; ensuring compliance in all the required areas.
  • Develop and maintain all records and systems relating to ordering and receiving supplies, stock control, and customer satisfaction.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Demonstrable experience of working in a catering environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of food handling and delivery of freshly prepared food for large groups.
  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Numerate and literate with basic IT skills.
  • Understanding of the needs of people from diverse social/cultural/racial backgrounds.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: NCHA RQ563175
Temporary Chef / Catering Team Leader – Housing Association
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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