Team Leader (Catering Department)

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Catering Team Leader. Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, FK5 4EB. Full time – 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 1300 – 2000 hours. Salary - £13.02 - £14.06 per hour depending on experience plus...

Catering Team Leader.


Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, FK5 4EB.


Full time – 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 1300 – 2000 hours.


Salary - £13.02 - £14.06 per hour depending on experience plus Serco benefits.


Main Purpose:


  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Patient Catering Department.
  • Ensuring that all tasks completed by catering assistants are done so in a safe and hygienic manager.
  • Full compliance with SERCO`s Business Unit Food Safety Management System ensuring it is always adhered to.  
  • Maintaining the highest standards, quality of service to all patients/visitors and staff.
  • Training – in community wards on systems – Synbiotix Food Ordering System, Patient Catering Satisfaction Survey.
  • To ensure the department is well managed, and staff are encouraged to work unsupervised should they need to.
  • Ensure all areas of compliance for Allergen Management/Food Safety is strictly followed.
  • Working closely with Customer Support Housekeepers /team leaders – regarding food orders and patients’ needs for any special dietary requirements.
  • Responsible for welfare calls to team members off absence and manage any issues.
  • Responsible for welfare meetings and follow up calls to give support to all team members off absence and report to Patient Catering Manager any issues that might be developing.


Main Accountabilities: 


  • Delegation of duties for the department to run affectedly.
  • Ensure H & S guidelines are always followed.
  • Encourage and support staff with personal development plans.
  • Be responsible for own team within the department ensuring all training, holiday entitlement and any mycatchups are kept up to date.
  • Manpower planning.
  • Working within budget constraint’s.
  • Supporting other areas within the department.
  • Ensuring hand over diary is completed daily for effective communication within the department.
  • Ensuring that regular contact is kept with Absence Management, calls are done and RTW interviews are done for everyone.
  • Welfare meetings.
  • Progression and development of staff is a key focus.
  • Visit the community wards – offer training and support.


What you will need for the role:


  • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certification.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Customer care.
  • Knowledge of working with chemicals for cleaning / COSSH awareness.
  • Numerous awareness.
  • Extensive knowledge of Allergens and Allergen Management.
  • Extensive knowledge of HACCP and its purpose and systems


What we offer 


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme. 
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, and more. 
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts. 
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you’ll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion. 
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • Interesting and enjoyable work. 
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities. 



About Serco
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At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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