Skilled Delivery - Catering
National Offender Management Service 11 reviews - Lewes

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This is a catering job in a prison establishment.


HMP Lewes is a category B prison in Sussex. This role involves the daily preparation of meals for approximately 700 prisoners.

The job holder will be a Caterer by trade and will deliver catering services to prisoners within the establishment operating associated equipment in a safe and secure manner.
This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

-Work with prisoners in the kitchens, supporting them to work in a safe and efficient manner, making sure that security is maintained

-Prepare and cook food, ensuring effective use of ingredients to reduce waste, providing catering for specialist diets on the grounds of religious beliefs and medical issues

-Prepare food order and other catering goods as required, for authorisation by managers; check in any deliveries for the kitchen and ensure stock rotation

-Co-ordinate resources, including food, ingredients and staff/prisoner workforce to deliver the day to day catering requirements of the establishment

-Serve food in the kitchen or hotplate areas; visit residential areas to check hygiene standards and food servery activity as required.

-Undertake food trolley delivery and collection, which may involve the use of a delivery vehicle

-Contribute to the review of catering practice in the kitchens consistency across the unit in the application of policies and procedures that affect prisoners and staff

-Ensure prisoners comply with relevant Health and Safety policies when carrying out duties within the kitchen

-Participate in the selection process of prisoners for kitchen duties

-Completes regime monitoring information and update prisoner training records

-Ensure all tools and equipment are safe, secure and properly accounted for and report maintenance and repair when required in line with Local Security Strategy and National Security Framework

-Assist in the delivery of training to prisoners

-Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS)

-Undertake regular tool checks in line with Local Security Strategy and National Security Framework

-Comply with all Food Safety; Health and Safety policies and legislation

-Rub down and pat down search prisoners as required by management

-Operate within command mode, in‐line with local contingency plans

-Open and complete Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) forms,

-Ensure all daily monitoring records that support food safety systems and procedures are completed.

Reserved / Non Reserved post(s)
This is a Non Reserved post and is therefore open to UK, British Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) Nationals and certain non EEA members

What security level is required for this post?
Basic check

If you are a successful candidate you will be expected to undertake the following level of security check:
- Basic Check

Working Pattern
This/these jobs are available for full-time, part-time or flexible working arrangements (including job share arrangements)

Employment Terms: Post Type

Employment Terms: Hours

Competence 1
Leading and Communicating

Competence 2
Managing a Quality Service

Competence 3
Delivering at Pace

Competence 4
Additional Competency

Competence 4 - Detail
Achieving a Safe and Secure Environment

Competence 5
Additional Competency

Competence 5 - Detail
Persuading and Influencing

Jobholder must hold the following essential qualifications; level 2 certificate in Food Production within Hospitality and Catering or equivalent.

Additionally they must hold a Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2, they are required be familiar with all current health, safety and hygiene related regulations for working in a kitchen. Must be able to demonstrate competency within an industrial kitchen environment. Refresher training in Food Safety (HACCP) should be completed at 3 year intervals.

Sift & interview/selection dates and location
To be confirmed

Contact point for applicants:
If you require any assistance please call 0845 010 3508 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm)
or e mail
Please quote job ref LW0089-3-CSR

Further information
Some of MoJ’s, including NOMS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

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