Temporary Operational Supervisor – Catering Services

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Temporary Operational Supervisor – Catering Services
Hengoed, Wales
Contract / Temporary

Caerphilly 5222101

Posted: 8th January 2023 10:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice

  • Hengoed, Wales,

    CF82 7PG

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Operational Supervisor – Catering Services

Reference no: Caerphilly 5222101

Pay Rate: £18 per hour PAYE

Enhanced DBS required for this role

An Operational Supervisor is needed to provide effective supervision and management of catering operations in a designated multi-sited area, covering school meals, breakfast clubs, corporate office catering, civic functions, and meals direct (meals on wheels).

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake regular visits to inspect locations to ensure cost controls and quality standards are being achieved, implement, and monitor any preventative or corrective action taken ensuring full compliance is achieved.
  • Promote uptake of Universal Primary Free School Meals and Entitled Free School Meal delivery.
  • Manage and monitor cash collection of income through online cashless catering solution.
  • Use various software systems to administer payments of invoices, income collection, free school meal applications, reviewing facilities / equipment at sites etc.
  • Manage correct stock levels of food, light equipment, and heavy equipment in catering units.
  • Monitor and report costs and delegated budgets e.g., cleaning materials, light equipment, heavy equipment, and capital funding etc.
  • Ensure customer complaints are dealt with quickly and satisfactorily.
  • Undertake risk assessments within the designated catering units and check all catering equipment and report faults where necessary.
  • Produce business cases for procurement purposes.
  • Organise, chair and minute meetings


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


  • Relevant Level 4 qualification on the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales. For example, Level 4 Certificate or Diploma in Business Management.
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate or ability to achieve within 1 month of appointment.
  • Basic Health and Safety Certificate or ability to achieve within 1 month of appointment.
  • Basic Certificate in Supervisory Skills or ability to achieve within a timescale to be agreed.
  • Knowledge of undertaking training and staff development.


  • Relevant experience of staff management.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff and clients.
  • Ability to encourage initiative and training for personal development


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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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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: Caerphilly 5222101
Temporary Operational Supervisor – Catering Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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