How you'll make a difference

You will be part of a professional catering team working to ensure young  people have access to nutritious meals and a quality, varied choice of menu, whilst maintaining high standards of hygiene and food standards.  

Vinney Green Secure Children’s Home is licensed for operation by Ofsted and it contracts with the Youth Custody Service to provide placements for up to 24 children and young people age between 10-18. The length of time a child or young person spends at the Home depends on the legal reason for them being detained.  The children and young people are offered a safe and caring environment where they will experience quality care, education, vocational and life skills training. Your role will be to help young people develop the values, skills, knowledge, self-control and direction within this secure setting.

 What you will be doing
 
  • On a daily basis you will prepare and serve meals to young people and staff and supervise issue and return of all utensils, including cutlery. You will ensure that young people have every opportunity to request their preferred choice of food, and that access is available throughout 24-hour period.
  • You will prepare special dietary meals where appropriate and ensure a choice of menu.
  • You will report to the Facilities Manager any concerns regarding the eating habits of young people.
  • You will  supervise, monitor and assist with the routine cleaning tasks – food production areas, equipment and utensils.
  • You will  monitor daily temperature recording and other documentation as required by policies and procedures.
  • You will be  fully responsible for the ordering of supplies, the safe storage, rotating and stock monitoring – including appropriate records.
  • You will supervise and direct the duties of the Kitchen Assistants  and will liaise with contractors and suppliers.
  • You will support and assist other staff in kitchen or dining room as required.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the monitoring of all hygiene, health and safety in the kitchen and surrounding areas and report any unsafe practices or equipment to the Facilities Manager.
 
 

What we need from you

  • You will have NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Catering/Food preparation, or the commitment to undertake this qualification
  • It is essential you have knowledge of health & safety issues and Food Hygiene legislation
  • You will have knowledge of specialist diets e.g. vegetarian, vegan, diabetic and cultural and religious requirements
  • You will have experience of cooking for large groups of people with an ability to carry out required duties within specified timescales
  • You may have previous supervisory experience
  • You may already have a Food Hygiene Certificate
  • You may also have experience of working with children and/or young people and experience of working in a multi-racial environment, or of working with people from other minority ethnic groups. 

Things we need you to know:

The working hours will be an average of 26.125 hours per week, which is based on a 2 week rota and includes weekends and Bank Holidays.

Week one
Sunday 0815-1800
Monday 0730-1800
Tuesday 0730-1800
Wednesday 0730-1800


Week Two
Monday 0730-1800
Tuesday 0730-1800
Wednesday 0730-1800

You will be working shifts, weekends and bank holidays. Annual leave must be taken in conjunction with the needs of the secure service.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

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.   
 
What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos, the support and the training.  

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.    

  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life  
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.   

 A Secure Unit Allowance of £2583 pro rata per annum is also paid.
 
 

Other jobs like this

    Similar

    Cook

    Location:
    Emersons Green
    Salary From:
    £21,575
    Salary To:
    £21,968
    Team:
    Children's Social Care
    Location:
    Yate
    Salary From:
    £36,298
    Salary To:
    £39,493
    Team:
    Adult Social Care
    Location:
    Yate
    Salary From:
    £21,575
    Salary To:
    £21,968
    Team:
    Rapid Response