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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our DSFS team working with our  Catering department located within View email address on Royal, as a Cook Supervisor.

The successful candidate will assist in the management of the commercial catering outlet situated at Cafe @the Royal located in the main entrance of Chesterfield Royal Hospital.   You will be responsible for ensuring a high quality food service is delivered through a highly motivated catering team.

The hours of work are :- 22.5 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays, please note this is  a 9 month temporary contract

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

As part of this role the successful candidate will provide café / restaurant food service with a varied menu and assist in the preparation of balanced meals taking into consideration dietary requirements. They will assist the manager to train and motivate the catering team in all aspects of the role, including food preparation and service.

We are looking for individuals who have a good knowledge and understanding of food safety as well as sound catering experience. The successful candidates will possess an Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate and have relevant City and Guilds or NVQ qualifications. Good communication skills and excellent customer service is of paramount importance so we are looking for individuals who have a professional approach as well as being enthusiastic and well organised.

Working for our organisation

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services (DSFS) is a subsidiary company that’s 100% owned by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

DSFS has just over 700 staff in Facilities, Estates, Procurement, ICT, Patient Records, Switchboard, Finance and Clinical Engineering. Very much part of the ‘Chesterfield Royal family’, DSFS builds on solid NHS foundations to offer a more commercial approach that’s dynamic, flexible and proactive.

DSFS are proud to be striving to achieve a truly diverse and inclusive workforce by valuing and welcoming everyone’s abilities, uniqueness and individuality. All our colleagues have the right to and should be able to feel 100% themselves at work; we believe that all our people add to and should improve our culture and not just fit in with it. By embracing our diverse backgrounds and differences our culture becomes richer and makes us stronger together.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are along with the criteria that are required.

Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Good knowledge of Food safety/kitchen hygiene and HACPP
  • Sound catering experience
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in the NHS relating to catering services
  • Trained to Diploma level in Catering
  • City & Guilds 706/1 & 2 or equivalent NVQ’s


Essential criteria
  • Experience in a similar position being responsible for standards and service working within a service led and customer focused catering environment
  • Able to work on own initiative
Desirable criteria
  • Experience within commercial/branded retail and/or NHS catering operations

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Able to manage, motivate and lead a team
  • A good communicator, able to converse easily and well at all levels
  • Enthusiastic and having a passion for food
  • Strong Health & Safety/ Food Hygiene and HACCP skills
  • Work well under pressure and able to prioritise
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate

COVID19 Vaccination

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring the safety of all our staff and patients therefore encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated against COVID19 as this remains the best line of defence against the virus.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


Communications throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

If you require any support in completing the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Support Services team on View phone number on and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Please see the attached documents and links in relation to working for Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In particular, the general conditions of employment and benefits of working for the trust.

This role is part of the integrated health and social care community across Derbyshire, where there are many opportunities to work across different locations and providers developing new and different skills. Whilst this role is initially based in Chesterfield there may be future opportunities to be based at different locations within the health and social care community which we may talk to you about in the future.

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chesterfield

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