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Cook

Job Req ID:  116701
Posting Start Date:  22-Apr-2021
Location: 

Thamesmead, London, GB, SE28 0FJ

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

 

 

Cook

HMP Thameside, London

Full-Time/ Permanent

Salary £21,502 plus London Weighting + Benefits

 

Here at Serco we’re looking for a Chef/ Cook to join us at HMP Thameside based in London. The postholder will provide and carry out catering services within prison, in accordance with all relevant Health & Safety and regulations, legislation and guidelines. You will also provide training and supervision to all kitchen workers as well assisting in the prisoner movements and searches to and from the kitchen and wings as required.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

You will be responsible for providing a varied and healthy menu for prisoners which will include special diets, special days and religious events. Continuously maintain a comprehensive knowledge of Safer Custody, Violence Reduction, ACCT and Security responsibilities in line with local / national policies by attending refresher training as required in the training calendar.

 

 

As part of this you’ll:

  • Ensure the security and food safety of all foodstuffs can be maintained during delivery, storage and distribution within the prison
  • Record and document all relevant paperwork to comply with food hygiene regulations, HACCP and Company Policies
  • Perform random Quality Checks on serveries’ before, during and after mealtimes.
  • Complete incident reports, intelligence reports, Use of Force paperwork and accident reports before leaving duty.

 

 

What you’ll need to do the role

First and foremost, you’ll need to have an NVQ Level 2 in Food Safety as well as City & Guilds 706 1 & 2 or an equivalent NVQ in Food Preparation and Production. You’ll need to have worked in a similar role (ideally within a custodial setting) or have at least 1-2 years’ experience within a chef/ catering position. 

 

The post holder will be able to demonstrate resilience, time management, a strong team ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a socially diverse environment. We are looking for someone that can communicate at all levels, build strong working relationships and be a successful part of an ever-growing team.

 

This is a full-time/ permanent role which will require working 40 hours a week and every second weekend

 

Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence criminal behaviour and lowering reoffending rates

 

A world of opportunity - With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

 

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team. who believe passionately in the value of our work.

 

 

What we offer

  • Flexible and part time working considered
  • 10-day pa CPD
  • Pension – 6%
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package

 

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About Serco

 

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

 

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

 

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Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

 

We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

 

Serco supports fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required).

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