Job Vacancy – Community Food Manager

Goodwin Development Trust is seeking a driven and entrepreneurial Community Food Manager to build and develop their catering operation to become one of the most exciting food ventures in the city and develop their Community Cafe as Goodwin’s focus on tackling food poverty, healthy eating and family learning.  

Community Food Manager (Job Ref: CFM01)

Full Time – 37 hours (some evening & weekend work may be required)

Salary – Circa £20k+ depending on qualifications and experience

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious and innovative catering professional to build and develop our catering operations. You will be responsible for developing a dynamic catering business model that maximises the commercial potential for all kitchen sites, including the Goodwin Community Cafe and the Octagon Conference catering facilities.

You will be required to develop a menu of excellent quality food by utilising FareShare and Classic Catering lines and sourcing produce from local suppliers by forging strong relationships and negotiating innovative best-price deals.

You will be required to participate in the preparing and cooking of food, whilst providing ‘on the job’ training and supporting the learning of Trainees, Apprentices and Volunteers within a catering setting.

It is essential that you possess a relevant catering qualification (minimum Level 3) as well as a Teaching and Assessing qualification such as PCGE/Cert Ed/PTTLS/CTTLS and an Assessor Award.

You will also have at least two years’ experience of running a catering business, kitchen or cafe and experience of running cooking or other training courses. In addition to knowledge of all relevant Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation, you must have a minimum Level 3 Food Hygiene Certification and would ideally be CIEH registered.

The role will require you to have excellent communication and leadership skills with a professional, confident, calm approach to work, colleagues and customers.

As a budget holder, it is essential that you have knowledge of financial management in a catering facility.


For an Application Pack please visit:, contact the HR Department by email: or phone: (01482) 594319 (answer machine – quote Job Ref and leave contact details)

This post is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Check and Satisfactory References

Application forms should be returned stating Job Reference CFM01 to: HR Department, Goodwin Centre, Icehouse Road, Hull, HU3 2HQ or emailed to no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 25th February 2014 (CV’s not accepted).

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by telephone on 27th February and interviews will take place on Wednesday, 5th March 2014. It is recommended that applicants invited for interview arrange a site visit prior to the formal interview to gain an understanding of The Goodwin Food Services. Details of how to do this will be provided to shortlisted candidates. If you haven’t heard from us by 27th February 2014, please accept that your application has not been successful.

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