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Catering Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,649 – £44,449
  • Based at either of Bield’s Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow Office
  • Closing 22nd July 2021

  • Advertised from 12th July 2021
  • 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday (9-5


At Bield our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We are a non-profit organization with charitable status, committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services for older people in Scotland.

Bield have a new and rare opportunity for a Catering Manager to oversee the delivery of a first-class catering service across 35 sites throughout Scotland. The right candidate will report to the Head of Supported Living, managing the production and delivery of healthy quality meals that meet relevant dietary guidelines. This is an exciting opportunity to promote a service that emphasises the importance a well-balanced diet has in the health and well-being of our tenants whilst developing a positive and professional relationship with the catering teams through training and supervision.

As Catering Manager, you will have experience working as a Chef Manager, Catering Manager or Head Chef managing and developing managing and developing teams within a multi-site organisation. Using creativity with food resources, you will oversee the development of the monthly menus, making provision as appropriate for quality, nutrition and dietary needs whilst ensuring the Cook Safe System is undertaken and compliance with Bield’s Health & Safety Policy, the current Food Safety Act and Environmental Health and COSHH Regulations.

It is essential that you have excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to manage an annual catering budget. Experience within an organisation of similar size and complexity to Bield is desirable. The right candidate will have an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate whilst a Diploma in Advanced Food Hygiene is desired. The successful candidate must also hold a valid UK driving licence.

Hours of employment are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday (9-5). For more information on the role please follow the link to our jobs page and apply directly.

We are currently working remotely in line with Scottish Government Guidance and the role will be mostly home based initially, as we look to a limited return to office working later in 2021, we can be flexible around our office based location as we have office bases in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. We are also happy to consider options for flexible working with the successful candidate although the role will require regular travel across all areas of Bield operations in order to meet the requirements of the role.

Benefits include:

- Competitive salary reviewed annually.

- Excellent holidays, up to 34 days each year (pro rata for part-time employees).

- Option to buy or sell holidays each year.

- Job related training

- Flexi-time system

About Bield

We are a non-profit organisation with charitable status committed to providing a wide range of housing, care and support services to enable older people to make their own choices and lead independent lives. At Bield it is our firm belief that older people should have the freedom to make their own choices and be free to live as independently as possible. The right candidate will understand and support Bield's ethos of "free to be".

Application notes

To apply go to:

Closing date 22 July 2021

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer if you have a disability and would like to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme please include this information in your covering letter. If as a disabled applicant you meet the minimum criteria for the role then you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities at an interview. If you would like to receive any of the above information in a different format please contact the HR Team on 0131 273 4020.

Bield Housing & Care. Scottish Charity no. SC006878

If you require this information in an alternative format please contact us using the details above. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) which means you must disclose all unspent and relevant spent convictions on your application.