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Gatwick IRC's

Full time, 38.5 hours


£26,581 Per annum



This contract is for our UK&E Justice & Immigration business with the UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement department to manage the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres (IRC). Under the Gatwick IRC contract, we manage and operate both the Brook House and Tinsley House IRCs, as well as providing Pre-Departure Accommodation services.

Here at Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre, we have an exciting opportunity for a Chef to join our Catering team.


As a Chef you will provide and carry out catering services, in accordance with all relevant and current regulations, legislation and guidelines.

You will enable the catering operation to provide all services as directed by the Catering Manager and Head Chef.


Some of your key areas of responsibilities are:



  • To assist the Catering Manager in ensuring Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Regulations are strictly observed and controlled.


  • To ensure the security and food safety of all foodstuffs are maintained during delivery, storage and distribution within the establishment.  Food waste is disposed of and recycled via approved methods.


  • To prepare and cook varied and healthy menus for detainees to include special diets, special day and religious events.


  • To record and document all relevant paperwork to comply with food hygiene regulations, HACCP and company policies.


  • To perform random Quality Checks on serveries' before, during and after mealtimes where required.


  • To train for and carry out any other work reasonably acceptable within the capabilities of the post holder including ordering of all foodstuffs and consumables for all catering services.


  • To provide hospitality requirements when ordered by the company.



  • To complete incident reports, intelligence reports, Use of Force paperwork and accident reports before leaving duty.




What you need to do the job:



First and foremost, you must hold a City & Guilds 706/1&2 or equivalent SVQ/NVQ or similar in Food Preparation and Production.

You must have Food Safety level 2 or 3. The successful candidate must have awareness of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)

You must have Awareness of allergen control within catering. Furthermore, you must have basic computer skills including knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook applications.


It is essential strong interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and a basic understanding of risk and conflict management.


The successful post holder must have demonstratable Supervisory skills.



Furthermore, you must have proven Large-scale catering experience such as armed forces or hospitals and experience of working in a high-pressured catering operation.





About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.





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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.


We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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