Catering Manager - Flintshire and Conwy

Location Flintshire
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £29,284.95 per annum
Job ref: 014382
Published: 30 days ago
Expiry date: 01 Mar 2024 23:59

Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to help individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?

We are looking for a Catering Manager to join our growing team North Wales. Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values.

We offer

  • Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)

  • Wage incentives: 20% bank holidays’ allowance with an increased rate of 50% for key dates over Christmas.

    and New Year’s Day. 10% Overtime allowance for hours worked over 37.5 per week.

  • Training: Access to award winning training and development

  • Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app

  • Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.

  • TELUS health: A 24/service, completely confidential counselling and support platform and helpline that is free for all colleagues to use.

  • Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.

  • Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.

  • Free life assurance – 3 x your annual salary

  • and more…

What will you be doing?

The Catering Manager is an exciting new post to oversee Hft’s catering provision across North Wales.

As well as providing good quality homemade food and drinks, the cafes provide a training provision and vocational experience for young people and adults with Learning Disabilities to learn and develop the skills and knowledge required to work in a catering environment.

The role will require the management of three catering offers; two based in Flintshire where you will be responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of established cafes. The Catering Manager will also work with our project development team to develop an exciting new Café in Conwy and any additional opportunities.

The postholder will be responsible for managing all of the frontline colleague’s team, ensuring they maximise opportunities within the cafes. The Catering Manager  will plan and deliver a high quality, profitable catering business alongside a high-quality support provision for people we support. This will be in collaboration with internal and external partners. You will ensure a clear progression plan through services including links with education, supported employment and volunteering in response to their assessed outcomes and agreed care plans.

You will be expected to lead and provide direct support to people with a Learning Disability in the café whilst providing practice leadership to the wider team.

Key accountabilities

  • Ensure that all kitchen operations comply with food safety regulations and standards

  • Manage inventories, including ordering supplies and monitoring kitchen equipment and appliances to ensure they are in good working order

  • Develop and deliver a robust and aspirational training programme to support Adults with Learning disabilities to develop their catering knowledge and experience

  • Handle any issues that may arise, including customer complaints, staff conflicts, and equipment malfunctions

  • Building, growing and maintaining great relationships with peers, key stakeholders, commissioners, internal and external stakeholders based on mutual respect and trust

About you

  • As a minimum, the Catering manager will hold an advance food hygiene certificate (level 4). They should  be willing to work towards a level 4 in leadership and management for health and social care

  • You will have working knowledge of Safer Food Better Business for Caterers’ as specified by the ‘Food Standards Agency’ achieving and maintaining 5 Star Level Food Hygiene Standards

  • You will have knowledge of legislation and guidance relating to adults with Learning Disabilities

  • You will have experience of managing a Catering Business

  • You will have experience of ensuring effective team communications, leading and motivating a team, coaching and mentoring

  • You will have the ability to speak Welsh or the commitment to learning

  • You will have the ability to drive and have use of a vehicle

  • You will have proficient Microsoft Office skills and experience with bespoke IT systems and Rota management systems, such as Access People Planner

​​​​​​​For more information on the role and responsibilities, please refer to the job description & person spec.

Job Description and Person Specification 



We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.