Manager - Catering Services

$113,397 - $122,062 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 04 May, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Strategy and Planning Other Trades and Services

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 20 May 2022

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $113,397 - $122,062 plus superannuation
Position No: 13605
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 29 April 2022
Contact Officer: Cameron Watling on or (02) 6205 1094

Details: A challenging and genuinely rewarding opportunity has emerged within ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) for a highly motivated, experienced person to join Detainee Services as the Manger, Catering Services (SOGC).

The Manager, Catering Services will lead a dynamic, high paced team that provides the catering and food services to the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), overseeing the entire catering operations for the AMC including the Kitchen, Bakery and Staff Cafe.

The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and overseeing the production of meals and bakery items for the AMC, ensuring the highest level of food quality and variety is achieved and maintained at all times. This also includes ensuring a nutritionally approved, balanced and culturally appropriate menu is always offered. In addition, you will lead and supervise staff and detainees employed in the AMC kitchen and Bakery, including maintaining a Catering staff rostering system and ensure kitchen and Bakery operations meet the requirements for training Detainees in accredited hospitality courses. Further to this, you will maintain a safe, efficient work environment, where work health and safety requirements are strictly adhered to, and ensure food is stored, prepared and served under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines and other relevant food handling legislation.

To be successful, you will possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills necessary to build rapport with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders, in addition to demonstrating strong leadership and management qualities.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Trade Qualifications in commercial catering or similar field with five years post trade experience are highly desirable.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessing or relevant tertiary qualification (Business, Management or Leadership) are highly desirable.
  • Eligible candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check.
  • Applicants may be required to undertake psychological aptitude testing as part of the assessment process.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit the following items:

  1. a one to three page written response addressing the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge, and behavioural capabilities, having regard for the job requirements; and
  2. a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager).

Please ensure you submit all required items.
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Job Closing Date

20 May, 2022