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Catering and Hospitality Manager

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join WTWA growing Estates and Facilities team as manager of the Catering service.

Trafford General Hospital is part of Manchester Foundation Trust and the Facilities staff employed provide an integral service to the smooth running of the hospital. We are looking for someone to help us to continue to deliver excellent support services to our hospital sites.

The post holder will act as the operational catering lead within Facilities Management (FM) at Trafford General Hospital but will work across sites under the hospitals within WTWA with main base being Trafford . The post holder will ensure that the services are managed in line with the strategy and plan for FM across the Trust. At the core of the role will be the responsibility to ensure that the services have adequate resources, including skills and expertise, to ensure a safe, secure and high-quality patient environment is provided by the Trust.

Demonstrating a patient focused approach to the delivery of FM services, the post holder will ensure the cost-effective delivery of high-quality services that compliment and facilitate patient care. The post holder will be part of the senior FM management team and will be expected to be involved in managing across other locations. FM services operate 24/7.

A high degree of flexible working is required to ensure services are operating effectively. This will mean that there will be possible occasional late finishes and weekend working.

Main duties of the job

1.To provide strong, visible and accessible leadership and management for staff within the services.2. To ensure the efficient management and delivery of services and to be responsive to patients, staff and visitors' requirements.3. To ensure responsibilities are well defined for all managed staff.4. To be responsible for the management of staff in Catering and Facilities Services.5. Manage the recruitment selection and development of staff to ensure that the services have the right staff resources and staff mix.6. To ensure that optimum staffing levels across services are maintained at all times using innovative technology where available to accurately assess capacity and demand for services.7. Ensure annual appraisal of all staff is completed within appraisal windows and undertake appraisal with direct reports.8. Manage sickness absence and take appropriate management action when necessary inaccordance with Trust policies and procedures.9.Take appropriate action when necessary in accordance with the Trust's Conduct and Disciplinary Policy.10. To ensure that all staff follow the Trust Values and Behaviours Policy.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Have or willing to work to Advance Food Hygiene diploma



  • Experience in Catering management, Team leader or Senior Supervisor
  • Fully conversant with the management of HACCP food safety systems1Substantial experience working in the Facilities environment or related environment as a senior supervisor or manager
  • Proven change management skills in a health care setting
  • Experience in budgetary and resource management
  • Experience of managing a significant workforce
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to challenge the status quo but also able to show empathy and understanding to all staff

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford General Hospital

Moorside Road Davyhulme


M41 5SL

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