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Catering Unit Manager


Service Care Solutions are looking for a Catering Manager to work within the Lancashire Constabulary on a 3-Month contract.



Location: Blackburn



Job Role/Purpose:
To oversee the planning of seasonal menus, in conjunction with the Catering Services Manager, and overseeing ordering of stock and stock control checks.



  • To oversee the catering function within the specific catering facility.

  • To plan and design seasonal menus, schedule the recipes, including stock ordering from the appointed supplier keeping with the meal allowance budget as agreed, in conjunction with the Catering Services Manager.

  • Liaise with the Catering Services Manager for stock ordering, ensuring it is with the appointed usage as advised.

  • Preparation of the meals daily, batch cooking as appropriate to ensure the food is served fresh and held at appropriate temperatures/times to meet food hygiene regulations and ready for serving at the allocated meal service times.

  • Provide guidance and direction to Food Service Assistants undertaking food preparation, start up and close down duties as required

  • Keep accurate records and accounts of food purchases and sales

  • To ensure the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene within the kitchen are maintained and ensure that the cleaning schedule and daily checks are completed and recorded required.

  • To assist in the cleaning of the kitchen area (floors, cookers, storage facilities) and deep clean as and when required.

  • To ensure the dining area and tables are cleaned during and after the meal service times.

  • Cash handling and recording of cash, ensuring cash is passed to the appointed person for banking or stored securely until banked.

  • Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and hygiene and a clean and tidy appearance.

  • To report any accidents/incidents immediately as per the Constabulary Accident procedure and to complete all necessary documents.

  • Take an active role in promoting the catering facility including undertaking promotional events.

  • To attend in house and external training courses as appropriate/required including on-line training.

  • To be responsible for improving your performance by participating in the Professional Development Review (PDR) process with your manager.

  • To undertake other duties and additional responsibilities which are consistent with the nature, responsibilities and grading as and when required.



Knowledge/Experience:



  • Knowledge and experience of working in a busy kitchen environment.

  • Knowledge of current food legislation regarding food hygiene and health and safety in the workplace.

  • Experience in designing and preparing food menus to meet quality, nutrition, and cost.

  • Ability to read and understand written instruction, health, and hygiene notices in relation to food preparation, food storage and service delivery.

  • Ability to work maintain and record information clearly and accurately on different media.

  • Experience of communicating across a wide of audience using verbal and written skills.



If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: lewis.odonnell@servicecare.org.uk or tel: 01772208962.

Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a £250 referral scheme in place.




  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 3-Months
  • Rate: Up to £9.50 per hour
  • Location: Blackburn, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Contact: Lewis O'Donnell
  • Tel: 01772 555530
  • Fax: 01772 471473
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2022-11-14 09:32:47 -

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