28394 - Prison Catering: Caterer/Chef - HMP/YOI Portland

£18,499 - £20,565
1
12 Months
South West
Portland , Weymouth
HMYOI PORTLAND PORTLAND, DT5 1DL
AO
Band 3
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working
Other, Facilities Management
As part of the catering team you will play a vital role in helping offenders to prepare and cook meals in a rewarding, team environment.

It is a great chance to put catering qualifications into real-life practice and have an impact far beyond the kitchen.

Your food will sustain a whole prison and your work with offenders will help to make a positive contribution towards their rehabilitation.

For further information, please refer to the full job description which can be found at the bottom of this advert in the Supporting Document section.

The salary figures quoted are for a 37 hour working week.


This role requires working regular unsocial hours and a 17% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 - 1900hrs Monday to Friday and include working evening, nights, weekends and Bank / Public holidays.

Essential qualifications:

  • Level 2 certificate in Food Production within Hospitality and Catering or equivalent
  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
  • Vocational Qualification at Level 3 or be willing to work towards gaining this qualification within an agreed timescale

In addition, you must be:

  • familiar with all current health, safety and hygiene related regulations for working in a kitchen;
  • able to demonstrate competency within an industrial kitchen environment; and
  • able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.

Refresher training in Food Safety (HACCP) should be completed at 3 year intervals.

Successful applicants need to be 18 at the point they take up post as an exception under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Requests for part-time, job share, etc working arrangements will be considered, however any such arrangements will be subject to the business need/operational requirement. This can be discussed at your interview.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provides a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

See HMPPS competency framework to learn more about the competencies we are looking for.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/497684/NOMS_competency_framework.pdf

And you can download positive Competency writing samples for Band 2 and Band 3 applications.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/500804/Competency_writing_samples.pdf

Interviews are anticipated to commence mid September.

27/08/2019, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e-mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk) in the first instance