The post holder will provide support to the Catering Manager in the effective delivery of catering provision to the establishment and effectively manage and develop prisoners within the Catering Department. The post holder will work with and supervise prisoners within the kitchen and server areas. In addition the post holder will support prisoners gain nationally recognised qualifications aimed at improving their employment prospects on release.
As this is an operational role the successful candidate will be required to attend the 6 week Operational Foundation Programme (OFP) prior taking up post in the establishment. The next OFP is scheduled for early 2020, either at HMP Grampian or an establishment in the Central Belt. Full travel and subsistence will be provided during the 6 weeks. On the successful completion of the OFP the candidate will take up post at HMP Edinburgh.
SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.
SVQ Level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking or equivalent or willing to achieve within 2 years of taking up appointment.
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate/willing to achieve within 12 months of taking up appointment.
Experience of working in a commercial kitchen providing first class customer service.
Safe Working Practices
Practical application of food preparation and cooking in line with Food Safety, Health and Safety, and Health and Hygiene Legislation.
Experience of developing and supporting others.
Influencing the behaviour of others
Evidence of your ability to confidently and positively influence and where necessary challenge the behaviors of others.
Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to manage competing priorities.
Working with Others
Ability to work individually and as part of a team and demonstrate strong leadership skills as well as an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.