Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20220058

Job details



Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£19,832 - £20,512 Pro Rata

Closing date

5 June 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

You will manage a set budget and produce nutritionally based meals, including special dietary requirements.  You will plan and produce a varied and exciting menu to meet the requirements of the residents.  You will also be responsible for ordering stock and dealing with suppliers.  You will be responsible for the overall health and safety in the kitchen as well as ensuring that all kitchen records are kept up to date, including details of menus, budgets and health and safety checks.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have an advanced qualification in catering, for example, City and Guilds 701/702 and a basic food hygiene certificate (or working towards a suitable qualification). You will also have a good knowledge of food and nutrition, including a good range of special dietary requirements and be able to plan menus to reflect this.


You will have good interpersonal and communication skills and be flexible and able to adapt to changing workloads of the team and requirements of the unit. You will have the ability to organise and lead kitchen staff.  You will also have an understanding of the policy regarding safeguarding vulnerable people

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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