Priory Cloisters, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN
Priory Group Division
Vacancy Type
£10.00 per hour and 20% enhancements for weekend
Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

The Cloisters is a 24 bedded open rehabilitation unit, set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The unit offers in-patient rehabilitation services to service users who require longer hospital stays than provided in an acute ward, to develop independent living skills prior to moving into community based accommodation.

Job Advert Role Description

The role:

This is a zero hours contract role.  As part of the Support Services team, our Chefs provide a high quality service to our service users through the creation, presentation and delivery of meals. Working with a team of Catering Assistants and other chefs, the successful candidate will assist with the provision of the catering service with particular emphasis on the planning, preparation and cooking of meals.

What we’d like from you:

  • Flexibility in role including menu changes and the ability to cope with last minute changes to patient meal plans
  • A “can do” positive attitude. 
  • Basic qualifications in food hygiene
  • Level 2 diploma in catering or qualified by previous  experience in catering
  • Commitment to delivering a high quality service
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Enthusiasm and energy with a good degree of empathy and understanding of others
  • The ability to prepare and cook from scratch high quality fresh meals  

 All staff are supported by means of regular supervision and annual appraisals. We are also committed to providing excellent training opportunities.

For an informal discussion , please contact Natalie Field in Human Resources on: 01635 277234 or email nataliefield@priorygroup.com

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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