Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/11/2023 12:00
£23,500 + benefits
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Catering / Cleaning
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 Nov
Further Information

(37 Hours per week) Monday to Friday

£23,500 + benefits

About Us

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are one of the UK’s leading Fire and Rescue Services for responding and innovation. We pride ourselves in striving to ‘Create the Safest Community’ and our dedicated, and diverse workforce are committed to delivering this.

The Service values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce that represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

As an organisation we are currently rated as ‘Good’ by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services and by recruiting the right individual with the right skills, ability and knowledge, this will ensure our continued success.

Information about the Department

Within our busy catering department we provide a variety of food and refreshments for our staff, visitors, partners and trainees, based at our Service Headquarters, Washington, Tyne and Wear.

About the role

You will be responsible for undertaking a variety of tasks including: hot meals provision, sandwich preparation, buffet preparation, processing till/card transactions, cash reconciliation and general end of shift housekeeping duties plus any other requirements from day to day as directed by the Head Chef.

This is a fast paced role and the ideal candidate will need to be able to perform well under pressure. Excellent communication skills and knowledge of a variety of foods / ingredients (Including foods to suit specific dietary requirements) is essential.

You must be flexible in your approach to work and have the ability to lead & train other members of the team.

Main duties:

• Preparing & cooking food
• Keeping up with industry standards including Food Hygiene and Allergen awareness
• Assisting with menu preparation
• Ordering food from suppliers when required
• Assist with managing relationships and dealing with issues with suppliers
• Maintaining a clean and safe kitchen
• Ensuring that high quality of food and service is maintained
• Deputise for the Head Chef from time to time
• Demonstrate good front of house customer care skills
Closing date for applications is Friday 24th November 2023 at 12:00hrs.

About the Selection Process

Set out below are the key dates relating to this selection process:

Stage Timeline
Advert closes 24th November 2023 12:00hrs
Notification of shortlist WC 27th November 2023
Interview WC 11th December 2023
Please note the dates detailed may be subject to change

Employee Benefits

• Blue light discount
• A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance including flexi time.
• A workplace culture that encourages inclusion and diversity including access to Staff Network Groups
• Enrolment to the Local Government Pension scheme
• Option to join our Sports and Welfare Club
• Annual Leave entitlement starting at 23 days plus Public Holidays and 3 local days to be used over the Christmas period
• Cycle 2 work scheme
• Car lease scheme (subject to contract duration / type)


• Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters are located in purpose built premises based in Washington, within easy reach of the A1 and A19. On site facilities include a staff gym, ample free parking and canteen facilities.

• Interested in applying?

Further details can be found in the accompanying job description and person specification. More information about our Service can be found by visiting www.twfire.gov.uk and our various social media channels.

For further information about the role please contact Paul Clark, Facilities Manager, Paul.Clark@twfire.gov.uk
Please note
This job is closed for applications.