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Campus Head Chef (Food in Residence)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: PSX-14907

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/02/2020

Salary: UMC Spine Point 17, £29,208 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Professional Services

School/ Directorate: University Catering - Food in Residence

Hours per week: 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7, including Evenings and Weekends

Contract Duration: Permanent from as soon as possible

Hospitality & Events is a busy and diverse department where you will be able to work in a fast paced environment.  We are proud of our sustainable ethos and the fact that we take responsibility for the impact our business has on the environment. Where we can we use local suppliers. We only source meat and fish from sustainable sources where animal welfare is assured. We are committed to making Greater Manchester single use plastic free by 2020. 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to manage and lead the kitchen team within Food in Residence with a professional and supportive leadership in line with customer requirements and to the agreed quality standards.  

You will ensure that the food and menu production is agreed and carefully planned with the kitchen team in order for menus to be produced consistently and meet the agreed quality standards.   

By undertaking the operational leadership of the Food Management Safety System, the post holder will ensure a high standard of Food Hygiene and Health and Safety Management for all kitchen services and operation, liaising as and when required with the Compliance Manager for adherence of up-to-date legal compliance.

We are seeking someone who can manage an effective allergens policy to negate risk and who will ensure team knowledge and compliance including accurate dish specifications across all elements of production and procurement are consistently achieved. 

You will need to demonstrate strict and effective stock management and for the purchasing of goods though liaison with the University’s Procurement office ensuring ‘best value’ for purchased goods.  

You will have a level 4 professional qualification combined with demonstrable skills and knowledge gained through relevant industry experience.  Food production and kitchen management skills gained in a similar environment, a current working knowledge of Statutory Compliance, along with a thorough understanding of administration and financial responsibilities associated with Kitchen management including stock and related cost control.  

In return you will receive an annual holiday entitlement of 26 days plus Bank Holidays as well as an excellent contribution-based pension scheme.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Emma Stansfield

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.



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