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Band 4 Kitchen Supervisor in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
This is not your average catering job. As a qualified Caterer you will have responsibility for the supervision of staff, prisoners and activities to deliver catering services within the prison. It is a great chance to put your catering qualifications (level 2 certificate in food production and level three food hygiene certificate as a minimum) and skills into practice and make an impact far beyond the kitchen.
As part of the prison’s catering team, you’ll be working in a professional industrial kitchen environment, with a good salary, pension and Civil Service benefits including apprenticeship opportunities ‘earn while you learn’. Unlike traditional restaurant jobs, you won’t have to work late into the evening.
You’ll oversee the work of offenders to prepare and cook quality, nutritional meals for the entire prison. Plus, you’ll play your part in helping them turn their lives around - supporting them to learn new skills and work towards gaining qualifications to increase their chances of employment and reduce their likelihood of reoffending when they leave prison.
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Watch our video on the website (details also on the attachment below) to hear from some of our prison caterers about what the role is really like.
Salary and hours
Band 4 salary minimum inclusive of 17% unsocial hours allowance - £28,204
Band 4 salary maximum inclusive of 17% unsocial hours allowance - £32,036
You will work a 37 hour week and shift patterns are in place which will include:hours outside of 07:00 -19:00 Monday to Fridayweekendsbank holidays.
You will receive a 17% unsocial hours payment in addition to your basic pay, subject to working these hours. All roles can be open to part-time and job share arrangements subject to the business need/operational requirement. However, you will still be required to undertake the full range of shifts. As a new recruit, you will start on the minimum salary.
A small number of posts will not require shift pattern working. In these cases, the 17% unsocial hours payment will not be made
Qualifications and experience:level 2 certificate in food production within hospitality and catering or equivalentfood hygiene certificate at Level 2food hygiene certificate Level 3 (intermediate level)working towards a relevant vocational qualification at Level 3 or already hold formal qualifications in catering e.g. City and Guilds 7061/7062 or NVQ Level 3
In addition, you must be:familiar with all current health, safety and hygiene related regulations for working in a kitchenable to demonstrate competency within an industrial kitchen environment.Able to demonstrate team leadership experience
Please note refresher training in food safety (HACCP) should be completed at three year intervals.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh is also required
Are you an armed forces veteran with catering experience and qualifications?
The ‘Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans’ initiative provides ex-service personnel with an opportunity to secure a rewarding job in the Civil Service.
This includes a guaranteed interview to individuals with catering experience who meet the minimum criteria.
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