Salary: to £24,000 + excellent benefits package

Shift hours: Full Time

An excellent opportunity has become available within a community hospital in Edinburgh for an Assistant Catering and Domestic Manager. We require a ‘hands on’ team player with great customer service skills to assist the Hotel Service Manager with the day to day delivery of all services on site at Ellen’s Glen Hospital. You will be assisting our manager with the day to day operational management of this small community hospital. This 60-bed hospital is set in a gorgeous building and provides long term mental health and palliative care services to residents. As the stay in this setting can be anywhere from a couple of months to several years, the hospital aims to provide a welcoming, warm and comfortable environment. 

Assist the Manager as necessary to achieve the following:  

  • Ensure that all costs and expenditure are within the budgeted levels agreed between the client and Sodexo.  

  • Control all costs, such as labour, expenses, cash purchases as agreed with the line manager.  

  • Plan and control shift patterns, rotas, hour’s holidays and sickness cover.  

  • Comply with all Company and client policies relating to Health and safety, Food safety, Safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire, COSHH, HACCP .  

  • Hazard awareness in the workplace, to ensure all equipment is safe and in working order to report faults to the line manager.  

  • Staff training. /Team huddles/ Absence monitoring.  

  • Complete all internal daily/weekly/monthly checks in accordance with client policies.  

  • Daily client meetings.  

  • Prepare reports and attend user meetings.  

  • To assume the role of building Manager to cover holidays.  

  • Assist with recruitment, training and management of staff, including personal development, reward and recognition, appraisals, health & safety, and communication of shared goals.  

  • Assist the manager in administering the payroll for establishment staff via UDC and maintain personnel records to comply with statutory regulations and Company policy.  

  • Assume responsibility for the establishment in the absence of the manager.  

  • Supervise the staff in their tasks and assist to organise their hours and rota’s.  

  • Assist as required in the preparation, production and presentation of all meals and services to Sodexo’s standards and procedures. 



  • Consistent relevant experience of a similar function 

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Catering qualification, Intermediate Food Hygiene 

  • Ability to work on own initiative with a drive to succeed. 

  • Previous experience working in food production would be beneficial 

Reference: SDX/TP/RF6902/HC

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland