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Deputy Chef

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/63937/18397
  • Published: Wed 27/10/2021, 11:11 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.60 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Staines

The starting salary for this role is £9.60 per hour, working 36 hours per week.

Meadowside operates a 24/7 residential service to the elderly. We have a strong team ethic where everyone works together to deliver the best possible service.

As a Deputy Chef at Meadowside you will take responsibility for the day to day operation of the catering services by preparing, cooking and serving nutritional, good quality and well-presented meals to meet the dietary requirements and preferences of the residents. You will also deputise for the Chef Manager when required. 

In this role you will maintain and ensure a safe working environment through observation and implementation of Health and Safety regulations and environmental health directives, in order to meet statutory and departmental requirements. 

You will ensure that all catering equipment is fully functional through regular checks and maintenance, in order to maintain efficient delivery of the service, and organise, implement and monitor a regular cleaning schedule. 

The Deputy Chef will set up and monitor catering systems through menu planning, ordering and stock control to ensure the most cost-effective use of resources. This will involve checking deliveries of foodstuffs are of an acceptable quality and relaying this information to the Chef Manager, as appropriate, to ensure that poor quality foodstuffs are not accepted by the home

Part of this role will be to supervise and train Catering Assistants in all aspects of kitchen work by allocating and monitoring duties, as necessary, in order to provide a high-quality catering service. 

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within a catering environment
  • An ability to maintain good nutritional diets
  • Flexibility to cover additional hours as required by the home

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application

There is currently an open consultation called 'The Future of the Eight Older People's Residential Care Homes' which is running until 5 January 2022. This is a listening exercise, and our overriding priority is the wellbeing of our residents and staff at the homes who we want to involve fully and sensitively in this process. Feedback from this consultation will be collated and considered by Surrey County Council's Cabinet in Spring 2022. Full details can be found here Surrey County Council - Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk)

Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff. We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line. Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Heath First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/11/2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 06/12/2021 .

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Michael Brown on 01483 404 937 or by e-mail at michael.brown@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/63937/18397
  • Published: Wed 27/10/2021, 11:11 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.60 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Staines

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