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Reference

PRI21331

Location

Kent House - Kent House hospital and school,Crockenhill Road,St Mary Cray,Orpington, Kent BR5 4EP

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£23,579.14

Hours

37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

 

Job Advert Location Description

Kent House is a 17-bedded Tier 4 low secure hospital for young people aged 12 – 18 years with mental health, behavioural or psychological difficulties, and an OFSTED-registered school which supports the young people with educational attainment.

The service is set in a rural environment with close links and transport to the local community and amenities.

We provide care for the young people admitted to Kent House Hospital in the least restrictive way and we adhere to the values and principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). We are members of the Quality Network for Inpatient Camhs to measure and improve the quality of our care and treatment.

Job Advert Role Description

Main Purpose

Manages the provision of a catering service within a Priory unit with particular emphasis on the planning, preparation and cooking of meals through a team of staff.

Key Accountabilities

1. Manages staff and procedures to ensure the efficient delivery of all aspects of food preparation and cooking, taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit.  The role holder will need to be actively involved in the preparation and cooking, as well as managing the work of others, ensuring operational standards comply with the company’s Assured Safe Catering policies’ and guidelines.

2. Supervises, develops and motivates a small team of catering staff at all levels, ensuring compliance with safety legislation and Priory policies in all catering operational areas.

3. Manages stock ordering and rotation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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.

Disclosure

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.

Closing Date

13/09/2018