CLOSING DATE: 3 June 2022 LOCATION: Emmaus Cambridge SALARY: £10 per hr TYPE: Part time - 30 hours a week (Monday to Friday)

Emmaus Cambridge is a charity and social enterprise which provides a home for 44 people who have experienced homelessness (companions). Our community offers companions the opportunity to rebuild lost self-esteem and confidence, whilst receiving on the job training.

Emmaus Cambridge runs a complex catering operation seven days a week, including weekends, providing meals for companions who live in our community. If you are looking for a challenge in a busy environment, have an open mind, a sense of social justice, a can-do attitude and sense of humour, Emmaus Cambridge could be the place for you.

The role

The role of the community catering supervisor will be to support the delivery of community catering to all companions and staff, support companions to learn to cook, and maintain excellent hygiene standards in our community kitchen.

The successful applicant will:

  • Support companions with the day to day running of the kitchen.
  • Plan menus in consultation with companions.
  • Undertake shopping and food ordering.
  • Have a good understanding of kitchen hygiene regulations.
  • Prepare and cook a variety of hot/cold dishes.

The applicant

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a busy successful food service establishment, enjoys dealing with people and has excellent communication skills.

Essential skills and qualities:

  • 5 years previous experience in a busy food service establishment including the preparation of meals made from scratch. The ability to lead and motivate.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A constructive and positive approach towards working with vulnerable and excluded people using tact and diplomacy.
  • An understanding of budgets and food waste.
  • An understanding of recycling and thinking in an environment awareness way.
  • A good understanding of health and safety regulations and food hygiene procedures.
  • Proven ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team in a pressurised environment.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours by prior arrangement.
  • Proven time management skills and ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • CIEH Level 2 Food Safety qualification.

Desirable skills and qualities:

  • Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and issues associated with social exclusion.
  • Good understanding of allergen regulations. (Training will be given).
  • Experience of mentoring food service trainees and experience in improving service delivery.
  • A sense of humour and a very tolerant attitude.
  • CIEH Level 3 Food Safety qualification.

The post holder will work closely with the Catering Coordinator and the staff team.

How to apply

The post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring check for work with vulnerable adults.

Closing date for applications is 3rd June 2022. Interviews will be held on the 9th and 10th June 2022

If you would like an initial conversation, contact Wendy Martin on 07874 797928 or e-mail [email protected] after the 23rd May 2022.

Please find the full job description and person specification below. To apply, fill out the application form, health questionnaire and equal opportunities monitoring form.

To apply, fill out the application form, health questionnaire and equal opportunities monitoring form. 

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