Catering Administrator

Job Title: Catering Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Calder
Salary: £9,888 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-22 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3026/KP
Contact Name: Lucy Mellor
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 22, 2019 15:27

Job Description

HMP Addiewell are currently recruiting for a part time Catering Administrator.

You will support the Catering Team Leader in the day to day running of the Catering Department with regards to Purchasing, Deliveries, Stock Control, reporting any faults within the kitchen, distributing notices and any other duties required.

HM Prison Addiewell is a high security prison, with a focus on enabling those in its care to change their life pathway. We have a strong and concerted focus on supporting prisoners to address their offending behaviour through delivery of programmes and working with a range of professionals including prison custody officers. We deliver relevant skills via training and employment and work with all areas of the wider community to ensure that prisoners have the best possible chance of leading positive lives following release. 

We have an effective prisoner peer support model, in which prisoners assist staff in the delivery of classes, programmes and activities becoming positive role models for others.

Addiewell opened in 2008 and has become an integral part of the Scottish Prison Service estate earning much praise for our innovation, use of technology, strong partnership working as well as our “can do” culture.

For more information on working in Justice within Sodexo please see Careers in Justice

Package description

£9,888 per annum plus excellent benefits (including free meals and parking, group discount schemes and pension with 28 days holiday pro-rated)

20 hours a week - Monday to Friday

Main responsibilities
  • Checking deliveries against the delivery notes, raising any queries regarding shortages and product quality.
  • Ensure all Catering Documentation is completed and stored in an organised manner.
  • Ensure all equipment faults are recorded as soon as possible to maintain the smooth running of the Department.
  • Support the Catering Team Leader during Audits ensuring Statutory Compliant Records are up to date
  • Support the Deputy Facilities Manager as and when required.
  • Support the Catering Dept Leads as and when required.
Ideal candidate


  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong IT Skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Experience of working within a Catering Department.
  • Experience of working within a secure environment.
  • Experience of working within a Health & Safety Environment.
  • Experience of Managing of Stock Control
  • Flexible approach to working in a busy environment


  • A basic understanding of Food Hygiene
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.