Catering Supervisor

Reference number: 42921

Title: Catering Supervisor

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018

Salary: £17,118 - £18,943 per annum

Interview date: Monday 5 November 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

As the Catering Supervisor at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham you will help to manage a high quality café and the catering provision at the centre; this café will serve people Sense supports, the local community and also staff based at the location.

This is a hands-on supervisory role, working in the café to motivate, energise and support the front-facing team; including training new staff and volunteers, ensuring environmental health standards are met to a high standard and that everyone on the team is confident to contribute. You will co-ordinate catering for events, including liaising with external and internal room bookers. In addition, you will be responsible for keeping our till systems up to date, for day-to-day cash handing, and maintaining stock figures

The Catering Supervisor will be a key part of the life of the centre and will be part of the Duty Manager/Keyholder rota; you will have high levels of engagement with all the people that access the building. An ability to work flexible hours including regular early mornings, some evenings, and most Saturdays is essential.

About you 

Our ideal candidate will have experience of a supervisory role in a catering environment and the ability to work with enthusiasm, efficiency and energy and motivate others to do the same. With an outstanding eye for detail, you will ensure that the standard of catering is outstanding at all times.

You will have the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and an interest in learning new communication methods to help support volunteers within the building.

It is essential that you hold a food hygiene qualification, and would ideally have some experience of delivering on-the-job training. You will be confident with basic food prep and other kitchen processes to support our Chefs as needed.

We’re looking for someone that is passionate about what the Hive Café and TouchBase Pears has to offer our on-site staff, tenants, people supported by Sense, and our local community.

About us

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

TouchBase Pears is situated in the heart of Birmingham, in the Selly Oak area. It is a place for everyone and includes a day centre, café, charity shop, community spaces and a gallery spaces to name a few.  Working at TouchBase Pears will give you a unique opportunity to work alongside, and serve, a truly diverse group of people; it really is a fantastic place for people to do remarkable things. You can find out more about TouchBase Pears here

As the Catering Supervisor you will be part of a friendly team and there are always other people to turn to. We will support you to succeed in your role and our excellent training develops transferrable skills and qualifications and opens up a career ladder for those who want to go further. In addition, you will have the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For more information, and an informal discussion about the role, please contact Laura Benson, Centre Manager, on or 07500 888269.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 


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