Vacancy for Stores Person

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Location Manston - CT12
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Days Monday - Sunday
Working Times Between 06:00am and 10:00pm
Shift Pattern To work an 8 hour shift , 5 days out of 7 operational days ( With 2 days off a week which will be on a rota basis)
Working Hours per Week 37.5 hours
Pay Rate £11.00 per hour
Job Reference VE/16899

We are looking to recruit a Stores person to join our team at the Migrant Processing Centre in Manston.

You will work with the team and be responsible for the efficient and timely delivery of goods and meals between various units in the vicinity of OCS Manston along with being responsible for the delivery and receipt of all catering stores (ambient, chilled & frozen) and all deliveries put away in the correct allocated areas in a timely manner. 

You will also be required to undertake cleaning duties, both routinely and as required for the electric vehicle and responsibility for vehicle charging levels, regular safety checks and milage recording whilst ensuring the safety of all personnel that will be accompanied with the electric.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to support people in real need of help who are experiencing the UK for the first time following a traumatic journey, and although there will be limited contact with the migrants, an empathetic, reliable nature with excellent attention to detail would be required. 

Main duties and responsibilities.

The loading of the service hot fridges at customer level and initial start of hot fridge programming to enable the service food to be correctly brought up to service temp.

To liaise with Client & Client Contacts to meet their expectations on the specified service.

To work as part of a team and use initiative to complete all your duties to a set standard and a timely manner.

To deliver chilled food stock around site to the allocated marquees and assist in the preparation of the loading / unloading of chilled items at the final route point.

Ensure vehicle is checked and maintained correctly, reporting any defects or issues.

Ensure stock levels are kept to standard throughout the catering buildings.

Ensure the team are working productively and delivering a high standard of food safety expected within the contract. You will be required to monitor the unit delivery fridges & freezers and undertake daily HACCP monitoring records.

Transported food items to be loaded correctly and safely and distributed within the oven load at the point of final drop.

Ensure staffs receive appropriate support and training to safely carry out their duties if assisting you with your role.

Ensure all locations consistently have adequate stock and replenish as and when required, ensuring that all records are updated and accurate.

The regular completion of quality audits and reports as per company specification, including HSQE, Food Safety and additional OCS compliance audits.

Understand, practice, and always promote the importance of Health & Safety procedures and policies.

Always adhere to company policies and procedures.

To review work schedules alongside your manager

To succeed in this role you will need

Full UK driving license

Food safety level 2 qualification or equivalent is also desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided

Possess good interpersonal skills and communication skills

Previous experience in a catering environment.

Previous experience of managing a team and demonstrate the ability to implement and adhere to standards and procedures, in relation to Health & Safety.

What will you get in return?

  • A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
  • Access to high street discounts
  • Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support


Why join OCS Group Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves.  We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job.  We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities.  We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer.