Here at Serco we're looking for a Chef to join us at HMP Lowdham Grange based in Nottinghamshire. The postholder will provide and carry out catering services within HMP Lowdham Grange, in accordance with all relevant Health & Safety and regulations, legislation and guidelines. You will also provide training and supervision to all kitchen workers as well assisting in the prisoner movements and searches to and from the kitchen and wings as required.
You will be responsible for providing a varied and healthy menu for prisoners which will include special diets, special days and religious events. Continuously maintain a comprehensive knowledge of Safer Custody, Violence Reduction, ACCT and Security responsibilities in line with local / national policies by attending refresher training as required in the training calendar.
As part of this you'll:
Ensure the security and food safety of all foodstuffs can be maintained during delivery, storage and distribution within the prison
Record and document all relevant paperwork to comply with food hygiene regulations, HACCP and Company Policies
Perform random Quality Checks on serveries' before, during and after mealtimes.
Complete incident reports, intelligence reports, Use of Force paperwork and accident reports before leaving duty.
First and foremost, you'll need to have an NVQ Level 2 in Food Safety as well as City & Guilds 7061/ 1 & 2 or an equivalent NVQ in Food Preparation and Production. You'll need to have worked in a similar role (ideally within a custodial setting) or have at least 2 years' experience within a catering position.
The post holder will be able to demonstrate resilience, time management, a strong team ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a socially diverse environment. We are looking for someone that can communicate at all levels, build strong working relationships and be a successful part of an ever-growing team.
At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.