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Seacroft Green

Seacroft, Leeds


£10.00 Per Hour

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Catering Supervisor

Purpose of Role


  • To prepare nutritious food to an excellent quality standard taking into account any special dietary requirements, religious or cultural beliefs, adaptations to food etc.
  • To ensure the menus available reflect the wishes of the residents, create a dining experience and evoke memories and conversations.
  • To ensure that the presentation of all meals served meets or exceeds the resident’s expectations.
  • To work as part of a team to ensure that the residents enjoy a meaningful and enjoyable life within the care home environment.


Main Responsibilities


Key Responsibilities:


  • To control and manage the day to day running of the kitchen and catering services within a large care home.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the preparation and presentation of food is of a high standard and complies with required standards and costs which are controlled and within budget.
  • To manage and implement the requirements set out by Environmental Health and the local authority.  To be responsible for ensuring that the kitchen and associated areas fully conform to the requirements as laid down under Health and Safety at Work legislation.
  • To ensure that the company’s policies and procedures are adhered to and that all processes undertaken meet internal and external audit requirements.
  • To manage and educate staff effectively to ensure a team approach to the running of the kitchen and quality food service delivery.
  • To ensure that the delivery of meals meets each resident’s individual plan of care in order that any special dietary or meal preparation wishes are accommodated.
  • To promote and maintain good interpersonal relationships between residents, staff, relatives and monitoring organisations.
  • To maintain the levels of expenditure within the budget targets.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained throughout the kitchen to meet the required standards of practice prescribed by the Environmental Health Agencies.
  • To manage and supervise the kitchen staff in their daily duties, ensuring compliance and understanding of their responsibilities to food hygiene, preparation and all health and safety requirements.
  • To undertake the supervision and support of all kitchen staff and ensure that training is undertaken, and qualifications are updated as necessary.
  • To maintain and improve own professional knowledge and competency.
  • To order and maintain adequate stocks to enable all kitchen staff to have the necessary supplies to meet menu requirements.
  • To ensure that all records are maintained to the standards required by the company and monitoring agencies such as environmental health and HACCUP.
  • To ensure that effective kitchen systems and procedures are in place and followed by kitchen staff.
  • To audit kitchen procedures monthly.
  • To manage any problems, challenges or complaints relevant to this role.
  • To ensure the strict adherence to the safety and security of the kitchen and kitchen practices and maintain a clean and tidy kitchen.
  • To ensure the appropriate temperature checks are strictly adhered to.
  • To notify the Home Manager of any faulty or damaged equipment used by the kitchen staff.
  • To monitor and control food wastage and report all wastage.
  • Any sub-standard food is returned, and the supplier contacted.  Supplier issues are cascaded to the Home Manager.
  • To ensure that all food preparation areas operate to current and any future legal or regulatory requirements.
  • To go through nutritional care requirements and weight monitoring within the care plans for each resident with the Home Manager at least once every month.
  • To ensure only materials that comply with the companies COSHH assessment procedures are used in the kitchen.
  • To ensure food is served and presented in a way that is conducive with a high-quality dining experience.
  • Contributing to the safeguarding of adults by ensuring you are aware of your role in relation to the company’s safeguarding audit policy, taking steps to protect residents from any form of abuse or neglect and use the appropriate reporting mechanisms to inform the Home Manager of any concerns.
  • Adhering to all legislation and any changes to legislation ensuring all vulnerable adults are taken care of.
  • Promoting a positive personal/professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the home at all times.
  • Ensuring that all information of a confidential nature is not divulged to third parties.
  • Notifying the Home Manager, or the person in charge, as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also on your return to work from all periods of absence.
  • Ensuring the security of the home is maintained at all times.
  • Adhering to all company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.
  • Ensuring all equipment is clean and well maintained.




  • Inspire and motivate the team to prepare food to the required specification.
  • Lead by example, setting the pace and standard.
  • Train and develop the team to deliver food to specification and meet or exceed resident’s expectations.
  • Praise and recognise good performance.
  • Be able to challenge poor performance and report any problems to the Home Manager.
  • Be pro-active in problem solving.
  • Manage day to day functions of the kitchen and food delivery.
  • Work on own initiative to manage problems and cascade to Home Manager as necessary.
  • Promote the company ethos of quality care delivery and strive towards recognition by awarding bodies and outside agencies.


Health & Safety


  • Ensure that statutory health and safety standards are adhered to and by no act or omission is any resident, staff member, yourself, or another put at risk.
  • Maintain and support the standards for infection prevention and control in line with agreed guidelines.
  • Ensure that any damage to equipment, furniture, fittings etc. is reported immediately to management.
  • Ensure that all resident’s personal belongings, company property and facilities are treated with respect.
  • Ensure that all company policies and procedures are read, understood and adhered to.
  • Support a safe working practice in the home.
  • Report any unsafe working practice in the home.





  • Promote a positive personal/professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the home at all times.
  • Ensuring the security of the home is maintained at all times.
  • Adhering to all company policies and procedures.
  • Carrying out any additional tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.


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