Role title: 

Daytime Caretaker and Caterer 

Reports to: 

General Manager 

Area: 

Facilities 

Location: 

Sanctuary House, St Aubin 

Hours: 

30-35 hours per week. Afternoon shifts.
Times to be negotiated.
 

Salary: 

£21,840-£25,480
(depending on hours)
 

Contract type: 

Permanent 

Closing date: 21st December 2022
Five-year residency required. 

About Sanctuary Trust: 

Sanctuary Trust was set up in 2011 to provide accommodation and support to men who are experiencing hardship and homelessness. We support up to 30 residents across three facilities in St Aubin, Beaumont and New Street.  

We do not receive government funding and rely solely on public donations, fundraising and grants from charitable trusts and foundations. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.  

General overview of the role: 

We are looking for a responsible and caring individual to provide domestic and catering services to support the male residents and staff at our Sanctuary House facility in St Aubin.  

The Daytime Caretaker and Caterer will have responsibility for overseeing meal preparation, menu planning, and shopping, as well as offering nutritional advice and cooking demonstrations to residents when time allows. Other daily duties will include monitoring cleaning standards, such as cleaning communal areas and overseeing general turnover in preparation for new/departing residents.  

This position is primarily based at Sanctuary House but will occasionally undertake visits to Sanctuary Lodge at Beaumont to ensure the male residents living there are maintaining housekeeping and hygiene standards. 

Main responsibilities:  

  • Oversees the day-to-day caretaker responsibilities of our Sanctuary House property in St Aubin 
  • Provides catering services for residents and staff, including preparing daily meals (Monday-Friday, negotiable) 
  • Plans weekly menus based on nutritional value and residents’ need, e.g. special dietary requirements or allergies 
  • Co-ordinates/collects food share or donations 
  • Undertakes daily and weekly shopping as required  
  • Ensures residents have a supply of ‘self-service’ foods for their breakfasts, lunches and weekend meals 
  • Acts as an advocate for healthy living 
  • Monitors equipment and appliances i.e. daily fridge temperature checks 
  • Maintains records in accordance with Jersey Care Commission standards and environmental health requirements 
  • Monitors local wholesale markets to ensure catering supplies are cost effective, where time and storage allow 
  • Undertakes basic maintenance tasks, as required  
  • Manages daily cleaning tasks and a weekly ‘deep clean’  
  • Oversees room standards when residents first move in or leave the house 
  • Maintains responsibility for the house laundry, whilst residents are responsible for their own clothing and bedding 
  • Attends regular team meetings and reports on individual responsibilities 
  • Respects the rights, diversity and individual choices of both residents and colleagues, treating all with empathy, dignity and understanding. 

Mandatory training will be provided as part of the induction process and will include Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Safeguarding Adults. 

There may be a need to adapt the above duties to take into account any changes in work practices. 

Any offer of employment is subject to a DBS check and a minimum of two references. 

Key relationships:  

  • Residents 
  • Former residents and people who we support through outreach 
  • Sanctuary staff 
  • Suppliers 
  • Members of the public who deliver donations. 

Skills, knowledge and expertise:

  • A flexible and open-minded approach as well as a willingness to work as part of a team are essential 
  • Food hygiene, infection control and first aid training or a willingness to work towards these 
  • Experience in similar role desirable but not essential as training can be provided 
  • An understanding of both the health and social care sector and charity sector is desirable but not essential  
  • The ability to develop and maintain professional relationships  
  • Experience of effective multi-agency working   
  • The ability to effectively prioritise workload, manage time, resources and use own initiative 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Clean driving licence. 

Benefits: 

  • Competitive pay rates 
  • Training opportunities 
  • In-house reflective supervision.

Additional information:

It is important to note the flexibility required for this role and the requirement to follow Sanctuary Trust’s policies and procedures, including the confidentiality policy which the post holder will be required to sign. 

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. The post holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of Sanctuary Trust residents.  

A sense of humour is an asset, as is the ability to work and communicate with a small, dedicated team is vital. Making ‘spur of the moment’ decisions and not being afraid to use your initiative are as important as any formal qualification. Past experience of the health and social care sector will be considered useful. 

A positive outlook is essential, as much of the work with the residents involves encouraging positive thinking. Also essential is an empathy and understanding of the range of resident needs and the ability to look beyond stereotypes in an impartial and non-judgemental manner. 

If you are interested in applying for this role, send your CV and covering letter to Heather Huelin, our Business and Compliance Officer: heather@sanctuarytrust.org.je  

Closing date: 21st December 2022
Five-year residency required.