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Catering Supervisor

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Catering
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
435-E011-23
Site
Rbth and BGTH
Town
Blackburn
Salary
£21,730 - £23,177 Pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

The post holder will be responsible for the support of nutritional care of patients and staff.
The purpose of the job is to assist in a sound, effective day-to-day management of the patient’s food service and central crockery washing departments.
To maintain the highest standards of hygiene linked with a quality food delivery service.
It is important that budgetary targets are met and a close liaison with nursing staff and other catering supervisors are achieved.
Duties will also include monitoring the critical points of the cooking and distribution of the re-generation food trolleys to all wards. The post holder will have full knowledge of dietary needs.
The post holder will be able to work without supervision at the stated place of work.

Main duties of the job

To work with patients and staff on wards to ensure that patients receive adequate nutrition.
 The collation of patient menus.
 Stock control of frozen and ambient foods.
 Ensure that there is no waste of food delivered to wards.
 To work closely with catering administration staff.
 Ensure that cleaning schedules are maintained and monitored regularly.
 That personal hygiene of staff is enforced and that hygienic handling of all food is undertaken.
Staff are adequately trained in all aspects of the operational procedure of the department.

Working for our organisation

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Induction arrangements for new staff.
 Ensure that patients food is served at the correct temperature, attractively presented, portioned correctly and at the correct times.
Allocate work in the section to obtain optimum performance and smooth running.
Ensure the correct economical use of materials.
Indenting for repairs of all faulty and hazardous equipment, including minor repairs to the building fabrics.
 Work closely with catering manager.
Liaise with nursing and ward staff, catering supervisors, maintenance services, portering management and dietician.
Ensure that the Health and Safety procedures are strictly adhered to, complying with safety instructions/polices laid down.
Use in a proper and safe manner the equipment and facilities provided.
 Refrain from the wilful misuse or interference with anything provided in the interest of health and safety and any action which might endanger yourself or others.
 Report as soon as practical all hazards and defects, all accidents and untoward occurrences – ensuring that accident forms are completed.
The collation of statistics relating to the food service and crockery washing for control purposes.

Person specification

Essential criteria

Essential criteria
  • Experience of supervising and co-ordination of staff
  • Must have an understanding of Health and Safety regulations, to ensure compliance within the department
  • IT literate, including standard office packages
  • Proven track record in food production in a large scale Catering Environment
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 in Food Safety
  • Food Hygiene level 3

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
jijo Mathew
Job title
Quality assurance manager
Email address
jijo.mathew@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01254 734302