Salary: NJC scale Points 17 -21 £19,872 - £22,140 pa inc LW +
pension and other benefits
Hours: 40 per week Monday – Friday (some weekends)
Annual Leave: 30 days (including 8 days in lieu of Bank Holidays)
Probation Period: 6 months
Notice: 1 month
Accountable to: Head Chef
The shifts will be worked on a rota system by all chefs in order to cover service at
the Day Centre (Monday – Friday), and at Passage House (Monday – Sunday).
The shifts are made up of the following hours:
Monday – Friday 6/7am – 2/3pm
Monday – Friday 11.30am – 7.30pm
Monday – Sunday 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Sunday 8.15am – 11.15am
The 40 hours will be made up of a combination of these.
The chef is required to work within a team of other chefs and volunteers to
prepare a balanced diet within a limited budget. To maintain high standards in
the quality, preparation and presentation of food, with special regard to HACCP
and good food hygiene.
1. Main responsibilities:
To assist the Head Chef in planning and preparing menus, varying this as
much as possible.
You will assist the Head Chef in using donated food in the most creative
way, incorporating it into the menus. These donations are solely for use
within The Passage services.
Storing and checking the orders and invoices on delivery of goods.
Assist with the keeping of records and statistics.
To ensure that all necessary cleaning is done as stated within The
Passage HACCP, to ensure good food safety standards are met.
To use the skills the volunteers can offer and will seek to maintain a good
working relationship with all volunteers and staff.
In the absence of the Volunteer Supervisor, the chef will assist the Head
Chef in allocation of work to the volunteers.
To ensure that there is an emphasis on Health and Safety in the kitchen at
From time to time the chef will be required to help in the preparation of
food for special occasions, such as the AGM, open evenings etc. This
may require some work out of normal hours, for which TOIL will be given.
To act on any defects they find in their area of responsibility by reporting
to the Head Chef and Volunteer Supervisor.
Meetings between the Hospitality Manager and the chefs will be held on a
regular basis to discuss work and share suggestions.
To receive monthly supervision from the Head Chef.
To attend team meetings and any other meeting as deemed necessary by
the Head Chef or Hospitality Manager.
You may be called upon to carry out other duties as may be requested by
2) General Responsibilities
To ensure that statutory regulations and Passage policies relating to
working with the organisation and colleagues are implemented, including:
Passage Code of Conduct and observing professional practice
Project-specific policies and procedures.
Current Passage strategic plans.
To ensure that the Passage is represented in an appropriate and
professional manner at all times.
To ensure that all Passage policies and procedures are being adhered
to, particularly those relating to Health and Safety, Code of Practice and
To contribute to the effective implementation of the Passage’s Equality
and Diversity Policy as it affects both the Passage and its work.
To at all times undertake the role in a professional manner maintaining
a high quality standard of work, and to always work in accordance with
the aims, values and ethos of The Passage1.
To work in a professional manner maintaining a flexible attitude towards
short notice rota changes to facilitate primary service cover, e.g. during
training and staff illness.
CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU – DISCLOSURE
The Passage aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix
of talent, skills and potential. The Passage welcomes applications from
diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for requirement
purposes only when the conviction is relevant.
As The Passage meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions
under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered
employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Criminal
Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details
of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.
The post holder must work within The Passage policies and procedures.
The Passage is committed to working towards an equal opportunities policy. We
therefore, aim to treat all who come to the Passage with respect, regardless of
race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, social status or disability.
Thus, employees must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due
regard to the Passage’s Equality and Diversity Policy.
The post holder must maintain confidentiality in accordance with the policy as set
out in the confidentiality policy, which protects the clients at The Passage and
those who use other Passage services.
If required to do so the postholder should obtain, process and /or use information
held on a computer or word processor or paper medium in a fair and lawful way.
Employees must only hold data for the specific registered purpose and use or
disclose date only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.
Health & Safety
All staff must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them by the Health &
Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed safety procedures are
carried out to maintain a safe condition for employees, residents and visitors.
Revised Jan 2009
The Christian Ethos
The Passage is a Christian based charity; therefore all staff are requested to uphold this ethos in
their work. This means a willingness to uphold Christian Values in a positive manner and to be
well disposed towards them.
Person Specification: Chef
Considerable experience of working in catering ideally within a canteen,
hotel or staff restaurant or similar setting.
Experience of working with Food Safe Systems.
Experience of working with volunteers.
Recognised qualifications in Food Hygiene and HACCP.
Knowledge and Understanding
Knowledge of Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety, and the
implications of both within the working environment.
A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel,
Powerpoint, email and the internet.
Basic understanding of the current issues facing homeless people
Skills and Abilities
The ability to communicate with a range of individuals from different
Ability to work with volunteers.
Ability to work a part of a team and be proactive in ensuring good team
Ability to work alone for short periods.
Set up and maintain both computerised and manual administrative
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently using own initiative.
Ability to take accurate and succinct notes during meetings.
Good interpersonal skills, able to liaise with managers and staff at all
Ability to work to work effectively in an environment of change.
Able to work occasional evenings and other unsocial hours.
Commitment to high standards of services for homeless people and key
A respect for the ethos of The Passage (as set out in the Ethos
To have a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work.