Chef - HMP Ashfield


Serco
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£30,376 per annum

Job Highlights
  • At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.
  • This exciting opportunity is well suited to an experienced Chef who is looking for a role with no split shifts and enjoys working as part of a committed team.
  • We offer Blue light discounts, Up to 6% contributory pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, A safe and supportive culture.
Job Requirements/Description

We are looking for a Chef to join us at our new site, HMP Ashfield.

This exciting opportunity is well suited to an experienced Chef who is looking for a role with no split shifts and enjoys working as part of a committed team. You will assist the Catering Manager in the delivery of catering services to the establishment and comply with all relevant Health & Safety and Food Safety Regulations, legislation and guidelines. You will prepare varied and healthy menus for residents to include special diets, special events and religious events, whilst also keeping abreast of trends and developments in the catering industry such as menus and consumer tastes.

Other key activities will include:

  • Preparing food according to the menu & supervising prisoners, ensuring a safe and secure working environment.
  • Ensuring the security and food safety of all foodstuffs, equipment and infrastructure is maintained during delivery, storage and distribution within the kitchen area.
  • Recording and documenting all relevant paperwork to comply with food hygiene regulations, Health & Safety, HACCP and company policies.
  • Performing random quality checks on service points before, during and after mealtimes.

What you will need to do the role

To carry out this role successfully, you must have good interpersonal & communication skills as well as the ability to think quickly and react to different situations. You will have good, working experience in catering to a large operation or a similar custodial environment and be physically capable of working long shifts. It is desirable that you have:

  • NVQ Level 1 & 2 Basic Food knowledge or equivalent.
  • Minimum Level 2 Food Hygiene - Intermediate would be an advantage.

If you enjoy engaging with people and have strong interpersonal skills, this is a fantastic opportunity to work in a people-centred environment, ensuring a positive experience as part of the rehabilitation of prisoners.

Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services to keep people safe.

Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 

What we offer

  • Blue light discounts.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco benefits package - includes cinema, merlin entertainment, discounts on mobile phone plans, leisure centre memberships and online shopping discounts.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • The chance to make a positive difference.

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Apply

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

Serco
Company 
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£30,376 per annum

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