17/03/2017 00:03
Newham Catering & Cleaning Services (NCCS) delivers a Catering service to a large number of schools and other establishments within the Borough.

As part of the councils Small Business Programme NCCS has been identified as a department that is suitable for externalisation. This will mean that in the coming 12 months we will become a wholly owned company with a new name and branding, allowing us to tender for external business and develop the excellent services we already provide to deliver them elsewhere.

We are currently putting together a training programme for all our staff in preparation for developing the business. It is essential that all our Cook Supervisors are working to the same standard in relation to the meals they prepare, the ingredients they use, how they manage their staff and the administration of running a busy kitchen!

We are looking to recruit two enthusiastic people with a wealth of craft based experience in the catering industry, experience within the school meals industry would be an advantage.

The role will work alongside our Head of Kitchen’s and Kitchen Teams to take them through a training modules to help and support them in their roles and ensure they are all offering a good quality  consistent service to our customers.

In addition to delivering a training programme you will be required to assist with added value events such as parents taster sessions in the evenings, smoothie bar, building links with schools on pupil basic food preparation skills  as well as assisting with pupil cookery lessons such as bread and fruit pizza making. We want to encourage schools to involve NCCS in events such parent talks on healthy eating and allowing us the opportunity to have live cookery sessions such as curry, tagines and stir frys all of which would be delivered by the Chef Trainer.

In addition you may be required to deliver classroom and kitchen based training on various basic skills to enhance the skills of our workforce.

The successful candidate will possess an Intermediate Certificate in Food Hygiene or equivalent, hold a certificate in Allergy Awareness display effective communication skills, and have experience of catering within a commercial or public sector environment. You will have experience in training and mentoring staff and be willing and able to impart your skills with enthusiasm to others.

NCCS is going through exciting changes and we need motivated and inspiring people to join our team. Could that be you?


Pro rata to SO2
36 hours per week – 42 weeks of the year
£27,816 – £29,354 p.a.) plus mileage

Clare Tyler

Head of Business Development & Customer Relations
Newham Catering and Cleaning Services
242 Fernhill Street
North Woolwich
E16 2HZ

Direct Dial – 0203 373 4727

Mobile – 07976 734 546

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