Chef Manager - Limewood


Location: Stafford

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week – Covering a 7 day service (Job share options will be considered)

Salary £25442.70 per annum


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, plan menus, order supplies and to cook and serve traditional, homemade, quality and nutritious food including modified diets for our customers.

Our aim is to provide a range of services on-site that match the needs of residents. These services include catering facilities which offer the following:

  • Breakfast, lunch and supper service
  • Individual catering packages for residents
  • Event catering for social activities

Experience working in a catering/hospitality setting is essential to this role, as well as having a passion for producing quality food.  If you hold a current basic food hygiene certificate, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you. You will require experience in managing a team and demonstrate a passion for producing quality food. 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.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check. Quick starts available for successful candidates with a transferrable DBS.

(For further details please read the Full Job Description & Person Specification)


‘Made With Care’:

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.



In return, we offer you a rewarding opportunity within a supportive team of experienced mentors and peers, ensuring you thrive throughout your career.

Should you want to develop further, we’ll invest in your future by offering fully-funded training.

All employees are covered by our life assurance scheme and have access to a variety of other employee benefits including free on-site parking, and dedicated volunteering leave for up to 16 hours per year.


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

Ref : CHO1788. Closing Date : 24/06/2022 - Interview Date : 01/07/2022

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