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Kitchen Supervisor
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/25548
  • Published: Thu 10/11/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/12/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 31
  • Salary: £24,948 - 26,845 full time (£12.93 - £13.91 per hour) plus enhancements for evenings, weekends and bank holidays
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Ireland Lodge, Woodingdean

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Kitchen Supervisor

Job introduction

The Kitchen Supervisor leads and supervises a team that plan, order and prepare varied, nutritious and appetising meals for service users as part of the care offered to them. This includes ensuring service users receive a well balanced diet that meets their individual needs, including special diets, cultural and religious needs.

 To have delegated responsibility for the management of the catering budget and ensure supplies are obtained that offer value for money.

Ireland Lodge is a Residential Care Home for people with dementia and is regulated by CQC.  It is an exciting time for Ireland Lodge, as we are currently undergoing renovation work for 11 new bedrooms, and need to increase are staffing level, you will manage and supervise the kitchen team and work along side the team in preparing a varied nutritional diet, this can include catering for clients with soft diets, special dietary  requirements, food as treatment, you will also have responsibility of preparing menu and management of the catering budgets,

You will complete supervisions, PDP, and sickness absence with your team, please see job description for more information about the role.

We are recruiting for an experienced Kitchen Supervisor/Chef to work at Ireland Lodge, 31 hours a week,shift pattern on a permanent contract

Do you thrive on working in a challenging environment? Do you have experience of cooking for large numbers of people?  Have a good sense of humour?

If so we'd welcome your application to work with us.

If you are having difficulty with the online application please e-mail

Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Caroline Jenman, Operations Manager - (insert job title) on 01273 296120.

About the role

The postholder will be required to provide 24 two course meals daily for a vulnerable/older group. The postholder will be expected to oversee the day to day work of the kitchen porter and plan balanced menus within a tight budget as well as maintain high standards of cleanliness and kitchen hygiene in line with legislation and our own procedures.

You will need to

  • Qualification in and experience of cooking for large numbers of people.
  • Good knowledge of hygiene legislation.
  • Knowledge and experience of budget control.
  • Knowledge and good understanding of nutritional values.
  • Experience of working to tight time-scales.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to plan ahead.
  • Common sense.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Flexible approach to the needs of the residents.
  • To be resourceful and reliable.
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Sense of humour.
  • Flexibility in catering for groups and individuals other than Service Users.

There are also some specific skills needed to work in this role. These include:

  • the ability to treat people with dignity
  • good listening and observational skills
  • some awareness of the challenges faced by people who need care and support
  • number skills. 

Working for us, we can offer you:

  • Basic hourly rate of £12.93 increasing to £13.91
  •  a career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday up to 25 days a year (pro rata)
  •  regular supervision meetings plus
  • a range of other staff benefits from Staff shop, discounted Freedom Leisure membership

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (