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Title:  Catering Manager

Location: 

Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, GB, ST6 3PR

Department:  Care (Catering and Hospitality Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  128648

 

Catering Manager

 

Baskeyfield House, Stoke-on-Trent

 

£9.92 per hour (rising to £10.23 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

37.5 hours per week – to include evenings and weekends

 

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Catering Manager with strong leadership skills and a creative flair to manage the delivery of a quality catering service that meets the high expectations and varied dietary requirements of our residents. Internally, we call this role Chef Manager.

 

Baskeyfield House is a purpose-built retirement living community providing apartments and communal facilities to over 55sOur in-house Taste restaurant is open to residents and members of the public seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and snacks.

 

Our Catering Manager will enjoy steady hours with no split-shifts compared to other areas of the catering world, which may be a good choice if you have a family to consider or you don’t necessarily want to be working late nights.

 

If you want to create restaurant style food without the restaurant style hours, this is a great opportunity to hone your skill set whilst creating innovative menus for our residents in a relaxed environment.

 

Strong interpersonal skills and a friendly open manner is essential for success in this role.

 

Read more about Baskeyfield House here

 

The role of Catering Manager will include:

  • Managing the day to day running of a busy kitchen as well as managing an Assistant Chef and a team of catering General Assistants
  • Designing, planning, and preparing a varied set of menus that cater for individual needs, including special diets and the preferences of each tenant
  • Managing all stock and wastage levels, ensuring that the kitchen remains at a professional standard whilst operating within commercial requirements and budget
  • Overseeing all documentation, including auditing, HACCP, Health & Safety

 

 Skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience working as a Chef, Catering Manager or Head Cook within a similar environment is essential
  • Knowledge of menu planning and costing
  • Previous experience of staff management and of leading teams within a busy kitchen
  • A catering qualification such as City and Guilds 706 of Level 2 Diploma along with Basic Food Hygiene Certificat is essential
  • Friendly and approachable with the ability to interact with our residents, visitors, and colleagues

 

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.

 

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 28 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work Scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

 

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

 

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing Date: 23 September 2021

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook page or search #LifeatSanctuary

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

 


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