Making a Difference
to people's lives

Chef Manager

Salary: £25,442 per Annum, plus benefits

Location: Various Locations available within Shropshire and Staffordshire – Cannock, Stoke on Trent, Stafford and Telford

Hours: Full time position available covering a 7-day rota


The Organisation:

The Wrekin Housing Group is a socially minded organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives. We do this by: 

  • Providing more than 13,500 homes for affordable rent across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
  • Delivering care services to older people, adults with learning difficulties and people with dementia.
  • Channelling social investment across communities to create jobs and promote economic growth. We generate opportunities for people to gain employability skills, maximising the social value of our services and delivering wider community benefits.

At Wrekin you will be joining a team of more than 1200 colleagues who inspire positive change, communicate clearly, grow together and ensure that everyone matters. We make sure that all colleagues have the tools and training to flourish and contribute to our collective goal of making a difference to people’s lives.

(For further details please visit our website


The Role:

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who can manage and deliver the catering service in line with required budgets, regulations and procedures. You will also be required to manage a small team to plan menus, order supplies, cook and serve traditional homemade quality nutritious food for our customers.

As a ShireLiving manager, you will play a leading role in in being the ‘face’ of the ShireLiving.

Please indicate in your personal statement which scheme you would like to be considered for.

(Please see the Job Description for further details)


What you will need:

You will require excellent presentation skills and a passion for producing quality food.  If you hold a current level 2 food hygiene certificate, can manage and work well as part of a team then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you. Ideally the successful candidate will also hold or be willing to work towards an NVQ Level 3 in catering (or equivalent.)

You will be working in a demanding and fast-paced environment, so you must be a conscientious, empathetic and hard-working individual who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service.

Given the environment you will be working in, you must be able to demonstrate effective communication, strong team working, organisational, interpersonal skills and maintaining high levels of confidentiality

You must also be able to work on your own and as part of a team, have good interpersonal and communication skills and work flexibly on a rota basis to meet the needs of the service.

(For further details please read the Full Person Specification)



In addition to a rewarding role, we offer all employees an excellent benefits package;

  • Free Life Assurance cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking
  • 16 hours additional leave for volunteering


We've linked up with the Governments recently launched ‘Made With Care’ campaign which means if you join Choices, you will be part of the biggest reform of adult social care in a generation.

There is record funding being invested to support the new social care sector including for staff training and development and if you have the values we're looking for - kindness, compassion and resilience -you will be joining a workforce dedicated to helping others and build a career that helps people live happy, healthy lives.


Our Inclusive Culture:

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. All applications are considered on the requirements of the role regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or background. Please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy below for further information


Recruitment Process:

In partnership with our trusted external providers we are committed to undertaking care and safeguarding checks with all colleagues. These checks may vary according to the role you have applied for.

We also ask for two references for everyone who is offered a position, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. All roles will also be offered subject to satisfactory right to live and work in the UK checks; if you need any further information on these checks please visit

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS Check

Ref : WHG1877. Closing Date : 31/10/2022 - Interview Date : 07/11/2022

29 Days left to apply

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