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Catering Manager - Extra Care

Salary details: £18,212 - £19,326

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Ref: CRO 2026

Kirklees Council

Economy and Infrastructure

Commercial, Regulatory & Operational Services

Place of Work: Sandy Mount Extra Care Bistro, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 5QP


Contract Type: Temporary

Working Pattern: Part Time

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: 30 hrs per week over 5 days (Mon to Fri 6 hrs per day between 8.30am-2.30pm)

Closing date: 15 December 2019

Provisional Interview Date:

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This job is temporary initially up to 30th April 2020 to cover an absence of the substantive post holder, but this may be extended.

Sandy Mount is an Extra Care housing scheme, which consists of a number of self-contained apartments alongside shared communal facilities. The Extra Care schemes are designed to provide independent living whilst meeting individual care needs. Our restaurants are situated within the Extra Care schemes, and serve residents, their families and staff, as well as being open to the public. We provide a limited breakfast service from 9 – 11 and three course lunch from 11.30 – 2.00, along with sandwiches, paninis and light bites.

As a Catering Manager in an Extra Care Schemed Housing, and working alone for part of the day, through your cooking skills and commitment to your customers you will ensure that a high quality, customer focused catering service is delivered 365 days per year in one of the establishments where we provide our services. In addition to providing the service on a day to day basis, you will initiate, develop and support theme days and other events which in turn promote and develop the service.

Requirements for the job:

  • Experience of large scale preparation and production of meals to agreed standards.
  • Experience of managing food costs and wastage to achieve budget targets.
  • Ability to find creative and innovative ways of improving the service to promote social activities and maximise sales.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the needs of the service users.
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible and positive approach to your work.
  • Experience of supervising a small team.
  • Experience of being responsible for cash reconciliation and banking.
  • Hold a Basic Food Hygiene certificate.

For more information about this job please contact Sue Payne on 07970-779550

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.


To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  Applications for secondments will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed Secondment Permission Form, signed by your manager.  If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.


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