Catering Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
East Anglia
£33,900 to £33,900 per annum
Salary Description:
£33,900 per annum
Job Ref:

HMP Peterborough are currently recruiting for a Catering Manager.

As a Catering Manager, you will develop, manage and evaluate all catering functions within the prison and ensure high standards of hygiene and service are maintained throughout.

HMP/YOI Peterborough is the country’s only purpose-built prison for both male and female prisoners (kept separate at all times), including a 12-place mother and baby unit. We are committed to offering education and development programmes to provide residents with the skills required to enter employment on release, so reducing the chances of further offending. Providing creative outlets, such as workshop activities, helps to equip those in custody for when they are released. We use ‘Restorative Approaches’ to bring people in conflict into dialogue. Using a skilled and structured process, those who have been harmed have an opportunity to be heard and those that have caused the harm are held to account for what they have done. We have strong links with the community outside through a variety of partnerships, including our outreach activity Outside Links’ offering support and advice to both residents and their families.

For more information on Sodexo Careers please visit Sodexo Careers and Careers in Justice
Package descriptionSalary £33,900 per annum

Benefits including 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays),pension, discounted health cover, subsidised gym membership, childcare voucher scheme, free meals on duty and free on-site parking
Main responsibilities
Provide catering services throughout the prison
Prepare menus to comply with nutritional standards
Ensure high standards of hygiene throughout the department
Comply with all relevant legislation and regulations
Maintain comprehensive records and efficient, secure systems
Observe and discuss food and service quality with staff and prisoners
Purchase food supplies to meet agreed budgetary levels
Provide training and direction for staff and resident workers.
Ensure appropriate records are maintained
Ensure security and equipment checks are in line with current policies

Ideal candidateEssential

Recognised catering knowledge
Experience of managing a catering service
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work in a flexible manner
An interest in the rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders
An ability to communicate effectively at all times through different mediums, including spoken and written communication.


Experience of managing/supporting people with challenging behaviour
Assessor or IV qualification is desirable.  Must have a willingness to work towards these qualifications
Experience in a prison environment

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Mellor

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