Assistant Chef Manager

15 706 £
Date Placed 11 January


Location: Harpenden
Organisation: Katherine Warington
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 30
Salary: £15,706 per annum (£11.90 per hour)
Closing Date: 19th January 2023

Assistant Chef Manager (Secondary School) Term time only

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Support the Chef Manager to deliver the contracted meal service and manage the kitchen and staff of the particular contract in line with legislation, the Business Plan agreed with the Client and the Policies and Procedures of HCL. To provide emergency catering and meals for transporting to other sites, as required.

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
To prepare, cook and serve food at breakfast, break times and lunch in accordance with the Service Level Agreement with the Client and with Nutritional Standards. Support the Chef Manager in the delivery of any special dietary, emergency and function catering as required. Deputise for the Chef Manager in their absence and ensure the Unit runs to the required HCL standards.
Manage specific areas of the operation of the kitchen as directed by the Chef Manager. Where appropriate agree and implement priorities for action.
Maintain an up to date understanding of the Government’s School Food Standards and the make-up of dishes so that this can be communicated to the customers and encourage them to make healthy choices.
Deputise for the Chef Manager in implementing the operational management of HCL’s Food Safety Management System (FSMS) to provide a safe and healthy environment for customers and staff in the Unit. Understand and work within guidelines of HCL’s Health & Safety Policy. Support the Chef Manager in setting and monitoring standards and compliance with HCL’s Policies and Procedures, maintaining audit trail.
Assist in managing and developing the Unit staff to ensure all are motivated and developed to their full potential. This will include appropriate on-the-job training and induction.
Assist the Chef Manager to deliver the Business Plan for the contract and work within the set financial targets and maintain robust audit trail documentation. Handle cash accurately and ensure all monies are properly accounted for. Work with Smart Card and Biometric systems if required.
Work with the Chef Manager to effectively promote the service to drive sales and improve take up.
The duties and responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
HCL is committed to openness and equality of opportunity in every activity, from the way we employ staff to the way we deliver services. It is a central responsibility of managers and employees of the company to ensure that every individual that we come into contact with is treated with dignity and respect. An HCL Employee Handbook will be given to all staff, and a full briefing on the contents of the policy is included in induction.

DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE
Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to HCL. The company expects employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable HCL to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a DBS check or Basic Disclosure. You must ensure that the appropriate form is completed and returned as requested by the Joining Team, as this will form a contractual requirement.

If you require a criminal record check, you must allow the company to retain a copy of the disclosure certificate within your personal file.

If you fail to disclose any caution, reprimand or conviction which is later identified on your DBS check you may be subject to disciplinary action and HCL has the right to suspend or dismiss you. Please note that additional information referring to the Disclosure and Barring Service is in the guidance notes to the application form. If you are invited to an interview you will receive more information.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
It will be the duty of every employe