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Prison Catering: Caterer/Chef Full Time

at HM Prison & Probation Service London in London (Published at 19-11-2020)

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

As part of the catering team you will play a vital role in helping offenders to prepare and cook meals in a rewarding, team environment.

It is a great chance to put catering qualifications into real-life practice and have an impact far beyond the kitchen.

Your food will sustain a whole prison and your work with offenders will help to make a positive contribution towards their rehabilitation.

?A Great Place to Work for Veterans?

Are you an armed forces veteran with Catering experience and qualifications?

The ?Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans? initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.

For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Hours of work

19.5 hours per week

Overview of the job

This is a delivery role within an establishment requiring an appropriate trade.

Summary

The job holder will be a Caterer by trade and will deliver catering services to prisoners within the establishment operating associated equipment in a safe and secure manner.

This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Work with prisoners in the kitchens, supporting them to work in a safe and efficient manner, making sure that security is maintained.
  • Prepare and cook food, ensuring effective use of ingredients to reduce waste, providing catering for specialist diets on the grounds of religious beliefs and medical issues.
  • Prepare food order and other catering goods as required, for authorisation by managers; check in any deliveries for the kitchen and ensure stock rotation.
  • Co-ordinate resources, including food, ingredients and staff/prisoner workforce to deliver the day to day catering requirements of the establishment.
  • Serve food in the kitchen or hotplate areas; visit residential areas to check hygiene standards and food server activity as required.
  • Undertake food trolley delivery and collection, which may involve the use of a delivery vehicle.
  • Contribute to the review of catering practice in the kitchens consistency across the unit in the application of policies and procedures that affect prisoners and staff.
  • Ensure prisoners comply with relevant Health and Safety policies when carrying out duties within the kitchen.
  • Participate in the selection process of prisoners for kitchen duties.
  • Completes regime monitoring information and update prisoner training records.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are safe, secure and properly accounted for and report maintenance and repair when required in line with Local Security Strategy and National Security Framework.
  • Assist in the delivery of training to prisoners.
  • Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS).
  • Undertake regular tool checks in line with Local Security Strategy and National Security Framework.
  • Rub down and pat down search prisoners as required by management.
  • Comply with all Food Safety, Health and Safety policies and legislation.
  • Operate within command mode, in-line with local contingency plans.
  • Open and complete Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) forms, Violence Reduction Incident Reports (VRIR) and Security Information Reports (SIRs) when required and contribute to Incentive Earned Privileges (IEP) reports.
  • Ensure all daily monitoring records that support food safety systems and procedures are completed.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.


Responsibilities


Please refer to Job Description


Qualifications


Essential qualifications:

  • Level 2 certificate in Food Production within Hospitality and Catering or equivalent
  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2


Behaviours


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:


  • Communicating and Influencing

  • Managing a Quality Service

  • Working Together

  • Making Effective Decisions

  • Developing Self and Others

Technical skills


We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:


  • Work experience 1

  • Work experience 2

Benefits

  • Access to learning and development

  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance

  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity

  • A civil service pension

  • Annual Leave

  • Public Holidays

  • Season Ticket Advance

For more information about the recruitment process, benefits and allowances and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Link: https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ



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