Job Title: Catering Manager
Location: YMCA Wimbledon 
Contract: Permanent Full Time
Hours of Work: 40 Hours Per week 
Shift Pattern: On rota basis Monday – Sunday (6.30am – 7.30pm) 
Salary: £23,544 Per annum
Closing Date: 2 February, 2018


YMCA London South West and YMCA East London have merged. This new organisation which is called YMCA London South West has resulted in a growing presence across South, South West and East London.  The Association is part of the affiliated YMCA Christian Movement, offering opportunities to young people and their communities to develop in mind, body and spirit in order to fulfil their potential.

During these exciting times for the association, we are seeking a Catering Manager at YMCA Wimbledon. Who is a distinctive individual and has a passion for preparing good wholesome and fresh food and is a strong manager to lead a catering team of Chefs, Kitchen Porters and Front of House; ensuring the Catering Department is a destination hub for the public and great customer service is delivered at all times.  The Catering Department at YMCA Wimbledon falls under the YMCA brand of Health and Wellbeing and is quite unique delivering a number of catering services which include cooking for 111 residents, delivering a café style service to the public and catering for 2 free schools.

We expect our Catering Manager to work to a high standard to guarantee a consistent and excellent standard of catering service within YMCA Wimbledon. Can you see yourself being responsible for a team who will ensure the smooth running of all catering services, kitchen and front of house procedures are up to date and being followed to include the ‘Safer Food Better Business for Caterers’ standards; as well as leading on the recruitment, induction and development of all catering staff?

Our Catering Manager should have knowledge of special diets and food allergies as well as planning healthy menus; an understanding of food hygiene and health and safety issues; hold a level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate; experience of working in the catering industry and managing staff. It is essential for candidates to be able to cook to a high standard and provide direction and on the job training to other staff.  We also provide training opportunities, encourage self-development and welcome new initiatives to be introduced into the department to increase business.

YMCA London South West is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities.  As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept a CV in lieu of a completed application form. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

YMCA London South West is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.

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The closing date to complete this application is 22  December, 2017.


Charity No: 1041923