How you'll make a difference

You will make a difference as an Area Manager by managing a number of schools’ kitchen units, ensuring standards of hygiene and safety are met enabling them to deliver nutritious, healthy meals to fuel school children, energising them to learn!
 
This post is term time only plus 10 days, therefore the approx annual salary is £22,129.

  
What will you be doing? 
  • You shall provide cover and be responsible for supervision of the day-to-day catering operations at several school sites.
  • You’ll be responsible for allocating resources and delivering an efficient catering service that meets the needs of our schools. 
  • You will be supervising staff including the allocation of duties and work rotas, staff training, assisting in recruitment, the control of hygiene, health and safety, and the security of the sites you will be responsible for overseeing.
  • You may be required to perform a moderate amount of lifting, such as the use and movement of catering equipment, and you may occasionally be based in a school kitchen.
  • You will also be responsible for being a Manager on Call for community meals, no less than 1 weekend in 4 and no more than 1 weekend in 7and up to 2 bank holidays per annum. You will be the point of contact for e.g. calls and queries from our drivers, kitchen staff or service user on your shift, deliver a spare van to a driver whose own van has broken down, or attend a service users’ house so the driver can continue the round.
  • The Manager On Call will receive an on call allowance and an additional amount if they are called out. The hours are 8.00am – 3.pm. Sunday enhancements apply.

What we need from you

  • You will have previous experience in a food preparation and production environment and an up-to-date Level 2 qualification in Food Safety.
  • You should be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a competent level of numeracy and literacy skills.
  • You must have the ability to supervise a team in an operational setting, across different sites.
  • You should have knowledge of workplace Health & Safety issues in an operational setting (e.g catering).
  • You will need a full driving license, regular use of a vehicle and must have Business Insurance.

Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post 
 
 

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.  
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect. 
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.   
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.  
  • We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.   
  • We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working and we’re ambitious about the future.  
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.   
   
We’re making a difference, be part of it!    
 
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nichola.Bartlett@southglos.gov.uk
 
 
 
 

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