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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2020.

Catering Manager

Job Reference: 297-QEF189-20

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
QEF LTD - Catering - Admin
£44,210 per annum (pro rata part time)


Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your application form.


All references from current and previous employers will be sought and MUST cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

PLEASE NOTE it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.

All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.

QE Facilities Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.  QEF is a separate legal body which provides a range of non-clinical, high quality Estates and Facilities services. QEF has been established on the solid foundations of the NHS and is in the unique position to be able to provide a flexible, pro-active range of services as an independent commercial organisation, delivering significant savings and efficiencies to NHS organisations.


Opportunity Vacant:


Catering Manager

Salary: £44,210 p.a.

Hours: 37.5 hours

Contract: Permanent

Base location:  QE Hospital

Ref. No:   297-QEF189-20

We are looking for an energetic,  customer focused Catering Manager to lead the delivery of a safe, high quality catering service to Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our busy in house food production unit produces approximately 15,000 inpatient and staff meals per week across a number of outlets. Our ideal candidate will have expertise of catering at scale, managing P&L and developing and implementing innovative new approaches to keep our catering business ahead of the curve.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Andy Colwell Head of Facilities, 0191 445 2677 or email

Closing Date for applications:  18th June 2020

To apply go to NHS Jobs & search job reference  297-QEF189-20


Note:  All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified.

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

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