Closing date: Thursday 27 April 2023
Hours: 26.25
Salary: £22,788 FTE
Contract: Permanent

The main responsibilities and accountabilities of this role are:

  • Provide high quality food for service users within the agreed budget.
  • Direct and deploy staff in preparing & serving consistent & high quality food.
  • Provide training to expected standards and quality of general food preparation, cleaning, health & safety requirements, particularly regarding the operation of equipment, and Food Safety
  • Plan menus taking into account;
  • Health Promoting School
  • Hungry for Success Guidelines
  • National Nutrition Guidelines
  • Specific Diet requirements
  • Specific Culture requirements
  • Allergen legislation
  • Source, order, receive, and check quality and invoice of stock.
  • Ensure all recipes are up to date and being followed by staff.
  • Ensure proper storage & labelling procedures.
  • Maintain cleaning schedules.
  • Liaise with the Facilities Manager with regard to function and additional catering requirements.
  • Ensure Food Hygiene and Health & Safety recommendations are complied with.
  • Ensure all Food Hygiene & Health and Safety records are completed and accurate
  • Report any malfunction of equipment or fittings that require maintenance or cannot be kept to standard through normal cleaning procedures.
  • Attend appropriate service user consultation meetings.
  • Line manage kitchen staff (Kitchen Assistant) under the guidance of the Facilities Manager
  • Participate in the selection, appointment, induction and training of catering staff.
  • Deal with unsatisfactory performance and conduct of staff.
  • Participate in setting & monitoring appropriate performance objectives and standards for staff through probation review & appraisals.
  • Setting up and clearing of the dining rooms.

We’re one of Scotland’s oldest charities – for more than two centuries, we’ve been supporting and empowering people with sight loss to live fulfilling lives. We’re proud of all we’ve achieved in the past – but we have our sights set firmly on the future.

We’re determined that no-one should face sight loss alone. We’re committed to improving, diversifying and growing our services to make sure we can reach many more people with sight loss – when and where they need us.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Sight Scotland website:

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