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Overview of the job
This is a non-operational role supporting the appropriate function.
The job holder will work within catering areas in the establishment and be responsible for assisting the catering team in providing healthy and nutritious food for prisoners.
This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities.
Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:
· Assist the Catering Manager in ensuring all food is produced in-line with current legislation and good practice and delivered safely.
· Support the Catering Manager with menu production.
· Assist with the supervision of prisoners working in the kitchen.
· Assist with catering orders as directed by Catering Manager.
· Assist with stock rotation, ensuring low stock levels and high stock turn over, keep accurate stock records of all issues from the stores.
· Monitor ‘use by date’ products effectively to required standards to minimise waste.
· Provide a daily change of clothing for prisoners working in catering areas.
· Maintain adequate stocks of clothing/shoes/hats for all prisoners employed in catering areas and order appropriately.
· Update the database with prisoners employed into work. Contact units to clarify missing prisoners and log on daily movement sheet.
· Ensure log is kept updated and checks on all catering areas are completed weekly, reporting to line manager when required.
· Maintain a log of adequate serving utensils and equipment and heat measuring probes issued for all the kitchen units within the establishment.
· Liaise with gate staff and take responsibility for the delivery of all orders to the kitchens and main stores.
· Assist manager to be audit compliant to preserve standards and adhere to the control measures in place.
· Ensure that staff and visits vending machines are stocked, cleaned and maintained. Report faults and discrepancies to the Catering Manager as required.
· Undertake administrative duties relating to area of work as required.
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.
An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.
· Working Together
· Managing a Quality Service
· Communicating and Influencing
· Developing Self and Others
· Requires basic knowledge of relevant role
· Job holder must hold the following essential qualifications; primary level 2 certificate in Food Safety or equivalent. Additionally, they must be familiar with all current health, safety and hygiene related regulations for working in a kitchen.
· Refresher training in Food Safety (HACCP) should be completed at 3 year intervals.
· Must be able to demonstrate competency within an industrial kitchen environment.
Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances
37 hour working week (standard).
HMPPS Staff on closed pay structures only: Additional Conditioned Hours Pensionable (ACHP)
Staff moving from a closed 39 hour pay structure will be eligible for the two protected pensionable additional committed hours (ACHP). They will work a 39 hour week consisting of the standard 37 hour week and a further 2 additional hours (ACHP) paid at plain time pensionable rate.
Unsocial Hours Working
This role requires working regular unsocial hours and a 17% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 - 1900hrs Monday to Friday and include working evenings, nights, weekends and Bank/Public holidays.