Kitchen Manager

Kitchen Manager

Job Title: Kitchen Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
Salary: Up to £17623 per annum
Reference: T2FS 1376642
Contact Name: Sammons Group
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 12, 2021 14:40

Job Description

Position: Kitchen Manager

Location: Heathfield

Salary: £17,623 (26 hours per week 8am - 2:30pm)

Ref: 1376642

The Client

Our client is looking for a Kitchen Manager who has the following competencies:

  • Customer Focus - Puts the customer first. Works hard to meet their needs
  • Team Working - Develops effective relationships, both internal and external
  • Results Driven - Gets results and tackles demanding tasks
  • Fact-Finding - Knows where to obtain information
  • Resilient - Remains calm and self-controlled under pressure. Reacts well to change
  • Organisation - Organises own time effectively and creates their own work schedules

The Role

  • In consultation with tenants and staff, develop healthy balanced menus with choices that reflect our tenants' needs and preferences
  • Plan, prepare and cook tenants' meals from the agreed menu considering personal preferences and dietary requirements. All tenants are to be offered at least three choices per day
  • Cater for special occasions and themed events with additional guests
  • Order supplies and implement a system of stock rotation and control
  • Keep the kitchen, store areas and dining room in a clean and hygienic condition. Develop cleaning procedures and schedules in accordance with Environmental Health standards and those expected by the Scheme Manager
  • Ensure the correct use of all equipment and products in line with risk assessments and COSHH
  • Maintain and supervise the completion of all records concerning food safety
  • Document orders and deliveries to enable stock control to be checked and audited
  • Regularly seek tenants' feedback to monitor their satisfaction with the menu and quality of the food provided
  • Manage an agreed catering budget and achieve value for money on all purchases
  • Understand and observe all relevant regulations and policies, and procedures
  • Achieve and maintain a 5* food hygiene rating

Management and Supervisory responsibilities

  • Create an open, inclusive, friendly, and responsive culture within staff teams and tenant relationships.
  • In partnership with the scheme manager, recruit potential kitchen staff. Upon appointment, ensure the appropriate induction and support of new staff in the kitchen
  • Lead, motivate and support the kitchen staff team, ensuring they are clear about their duties and responsibilities
  • Provide effective and regular supervision to your team; identify and meet their training needs, and promote the best performance
  • Complete staff rotas ensure the department is appropriately staffed
  • Attend staff meetings when appropriate and be available for one-to-one sessions, as agreed
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Promote diversity and inclusivity; uphold and promote equal opportunities in service delivery
  • Champion safe working practices as laid down by the Health and Safety at Work Act

Knowledge required to undertake the role


  • Can demonstrate high productivity levels whilst maintaining the utmost quality of provision and customer service.
  • Customer-focused
  • A relevant food hygiene certificate with a strong knowledge of health and safety and food safety legislation
  • Consistently demonstrates scrupulously high personal hygiene standards and appearance to promote a professional and efficient catering operation


  • Experience in the use of RATIONAL Self Cooking Centre
  • Previously worked in services for older people
  • Level 3 supervisory food safety in catering
  • City & Guilds 706-3 Kitchen Larder and Pastry, or equivalent qualification

If you feel that this role doesn't match your skills and expertise, please visit our website for a variety of Permanent, Temporary and Contract vacancies.

We endeavour to reply to all applications. However, if you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements placed by The Sammons Group.

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