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Catering Supervisor

Band 3

Main area
317 Catering Kitchen - RVI
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (5 days over 7 on a 3 week roster)
Job ref
317-2022-20-20-DR-B
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
05/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

The RVI Hospital Catering Department  have an exciting opportunity for a full time Catering Supervisor working 37.5 hours 5 days over 7 , working a small team of supervisors directed by a senior supervisor.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Catering Supervisor to work as part of the catering team based at the RVI Hospital. You will work on a three week Rota cycle working two weekends out of every three on early and late shifts, the early shifts will be from 6am to 2pm and late shifts from 12.00pm to 20.00pm. also offered is an excellent weekend enhancement package to your pay.

  • Interview Date  05 July 2022
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

Your main Duties will include:

1. Supervising of catering team of up to 70 staff.

2. Communication between catering, wards and departments.

3. Putting menus through the Catering system and ensure menus are put up for  wards.

4.  Daily work sheets, rosters and managing overtime, holidays and sickness.

5.  Using in house allocate system for pay and holidays.

6. Working in line with Departments HACCP system.

7.  Ensuring Department meets all health and Hygiene Regulations.

8. Monitoring of the patient food belt to ensure quality, presentation and the correct food is served to a patient.

9.  Interaction with Ward staff.

10.  Controlling overtime.

11. Conducting staff appraisals, departmental induction, undertake risk assessment training, moving and handling and first aid training.

12. Working with Diet chef to ensure patients dietary needs are met and allergen information is correct.

13 communicating with head chef on food shortages on the belt

Knowledge and Experience with a broad range of cooking methods would be an advantage along with been qualified to City & Guilds 706/2 or NVQ Level 3 in Food Preparation and also have Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification, or have the relevant experience in large scale catering. You must also provide prove of qualification or experience at the Interview .

A working supervisory role with responsibilities for a food production/service shift with the emphasis on food hygiene and safety standards, quality control and supervisory management.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A working supervisory role with responsibilities for a food production/service shift with the emphasis on food hygiene and safety standards, quality control and supervisory management.

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 Supervisory Leadership Qualification or equivalent
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Qualification Level 2 Allergen Qualification or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • City & Guilds 706/2 or NVQ 3 (food preparation)

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Basic Information Technology skills to include Word and Excel
  • Working in a customer focused environment
  • Understand and maintain confidentiality
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in large scale catering
  • Knowledge of (HACCP) Principles
  • Previous experience working in a large scale production kitchen
  • Previous Supervisory Management experience

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to remain calm and respond in difficult situations
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team engendering confidence and influencing behaviour.
  • Able to work in hot conditions in a pressurised environment
  • Demonstrate initiative, commitment and self-motivation
  • Possess a can do attitude

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Michael Bowman
Job title
Deputy catering Manager
Email address
Michael.Bowman1@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2139887