Chef (Industrial/Volume)

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£19,387.35 to £19,387.35 per annum
Salary Description:
£19,387.35 + £287.75 London weighting (recurring monthly)
Job Ref:

HMP Bronzefield are currently recruiting for a Chef (Industrial/Volume).

As a Chef, you will assist in the preparation and cooking of meals for 600 residents twice daily in accordance to Sodexo policies and procedures and maintain all food safety/ Health and Safety regulations.

HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women. 

We house up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand. 

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.

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.

For more information on Sodexo Careers and Sodexo Justice please visit Sodexo Careers and Careers in Justic
Package description£19,387.35 per annum + £287.75 London weighting (recurring monthly)

37.5 hours per week - working shifts that range from 06.00-18.00 Sunday to Saturday

Excellent benefits including season ticket loans, free meals, free parking, subsidised gym membership, group discount schemes, pension and 28 days holiday.

Main responsibilities
Ensure the training and supervision of prisoners
Assist residents to achieve a Food Safety Level 2 to be carried out at regular throughout the year
Assist residents to achieve NVQ Level 1&2 qualifications in Catering where possible
Assist in the preparation and cooking of meals for 600 residents twice daily in accordance to Sodexo policies and procedures.
Following the choices from a four-week menu of a varied and diverse menu options.
Maintain all food safety/ Health and Safety regulations.
Provide Residents support to increase their Catering knowledge and pass a recognised Catering qualification.
Challenge negative behaviour reporting to catering prison officers.
Increase prisoners’ employability and reduce re-offending.
Assist with tool checks on regular intervals through-out the day.
Ensure all relevant policies and procedures, such as Security, Health and Safety and adhered to and take responsibility of the work area
Establish a rapport with residents to encourage them to learn and achieve a recognised qualification
Monitor quality control of work produced by prisoners to maintain standards required

Ideal candidateEssential

Minimum Qualification City and Guilds 7132/06-07 or 706/2 diploma in food production and cooking or equivalent.
Experience of industrial catering.
Have an interest in the rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders
Have an ability to communicate effectively at all times through different mediums, including spoken and written communication.


Experience of instructing/supporting people with challenging behaviour
Experience in a prison or forces environment
Experience of teaching or working with disadvantaged groups or in a Young Offender or 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.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

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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