Night Shift Food Production Manager

Job Type Customer Service
Location Milton Keynes - Fenny Lock
Additional Locations Milton Keynes - Magna Park
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 06/12/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £27,000.00 - £37,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

    Hours of Work

    8pm-4pm Operating Hours Sunday to Friday, during Peak periods you will be required to be flexible and cover Saturdays.

    This role will require you to work across multiple sites Magna Park and Fenny Lock, depending on the site needs. You will need to manage holiday cover across the sites and step in to cover in a hands on position.

    Within this position you will receive a 33% shift premium, enjoy free food whilst on duty and you will be provided with Uniform.

    What’s the role about?

    Through your Profession you will have the opportunity to develop and stretch personally and professionally to achieve your potential.

    The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. 

    We celebrate diversity and inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership and we are committed to becoming the UK’s most inclusive business, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve.

    What you’ll be doing

    • Create a menu which is fit for purpose, meets the needs of Partners and provides food inspiration.

    • Lead the food preparation process ensuring the right balance between nutrition, profitability and price.

    • Managing and working closely with other Chefs of all levels

    • Determining food inventory needs, stock requirements  and ordering.

    • Responsible for ensuring the kitchens meet all regulations including the highest standards of food safety and hygiene legislation as well best practices

    • Being responsible for Food Production health and safety.

    • Set the standards for the administration of Food preparation to accurately record management information and food safety requirements.

    • Act as an exemplar operator leading and coaching your team to success

    • Develop self and team’s capability and capacity to create career and succession strength .

    • Recognise, celebrate, and reward individual and team success and lead democratic vitality 

    • Ensure consistent approach when managing performance 

    • Establish and build effective relationships with stakeholders, gaining customer feedback to drive continuous improvement

    • Deliver and promote healthy and balanced food information so Partners act as ambassadors.

    • Lead the full compliance with JLP Catering policies and legislation

    • Lead the full compliance with Health and Safety Regulations

    • Carry out due diligence tasks and keep accurate due diligence checks and records

    What you’ll have

    • Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate Level 3
    • Good Basic Education - GCSEs - A Levels or Vocational equivalents
    • Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.
    • Recognised Food Production Certificate. City & Guilds 706 1 & 2 or equivalent
    • Operational experience in PDRs, canteens or hospitality at a supervisory level

    What else could you bring

    • Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate Level 4
    • Flexibility to support all areas of the Catering Team

    The vacancy will close at 00:01 on the closing date stated in the advert. Please ensure you start and complete your application by this time

    For more information about our Partnership Catering Team, please watch this short video here.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    * Lead the food production for the Night Shift Partners Dining Rooms between Fenny Lock and Magna Park, holding responsibility for shaping and influencing all aspects of the menu development and food production , including compliance and risk management.

    * To create an environment in which the Hospitality & Food Service team consistently delivers their business objectives and demonstrates high operational standards.

    * Contribute to the growth and efficiency of the Hospitality & Food Service profession

    * Stretch your influence to act as part of the overall service delivery team for Non Retail network

    * Build working relationships with stakeholders 

    We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -


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