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Catering Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As Catering Manager for Avon & Somerset Police HQ, you'll oversee the day to day catering and leisure function(s), lead, develop and motivate high performing and supportive team, and provide support, 'stepping in' to Head Chef role when needed

We're seeking an experienced catering professional who enjoys both a leadership and occasional 'hands on' role? 

By joining our team you get the opportunity to run unique catering and hospitality functions with the added bonus of not having to work regular unsocial hours such as frequent split shifts, weekends and evenings Our role offers you this with the core hours being Monday to Friday with rare weekend requirements when necessary to support/oversee the team during major functions

We operate in both central and local government.

Our wealth of experience means we are able to transfer best practices from the corporate sector to create better working environments in the public sector. We bring services that increase employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity to the public sector to help support government to deliver on its promised outcomes while reducing costs.

In a variety of other public services, including the emergency services, our goal is to improve service outcomes and reduce costs to the taxpayer.

Role Responsibility

  • Oversee the day to day catering and leisure function(s)
  • Lead, develop and motivate high performing and supportive team
  • Ensure procedures are being following and processes are effecient with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Provide support and 'stepping in' to Head Chef role when needed
  • Maintain the standards and integrity of the service offer and Service Level Agreement at all times. Carry out a daily service audit and perform activities detailed in the service offer manual under Key Performance Indicators to the frequency and level required.
  • Implement and maintain the Statutory and Company standards of hygiene, health and safety and take any action as is necessary
  • Take all necessary steps to ensure maximum security of the kitchen, store, office, safe and monies and any other areas under the Sodexho’s control.
  • Recruit, interview, and performance manage colleagues according to the needs of the unit and within the procedure laid down by the Company.  Maintain accurate, up-to-date personnel records for all staff as laid down in the Unit Personnel Manual. 

*Full job description attached below.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven team leadership experience, ideally a catering team.
  • Experience of delivering training using company guidelines
  • Good standard of financial acumen, experience of managing budgets
  • Ability to develop increasing individual effectiveness through leadership, motivation, communication, coaching and training
  • Trained in Microsoft Package (Word; Excel; Powerpoint).
  • Experience of working successfully with accrediting and regulatory bodies and implementing associated programmes of Health & Safety.
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients, and staff at all levels
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to achieve and set standards and operate to performance criteria, with particular regard to hygiene
  • Positive approach to learning in role and identifying own training needs as appropriate
  • Self-motivated, sense of own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to role
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Ideally IOSH qualified.

Package Description

Competitive salary of £21,000-£28,000 DOE + pension, flexible benefits scheme - able to 'buy' additional benefits including holiday through salary sacrifice.

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.


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