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Bank Chef




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type



£9.24 per hour



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

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is located in beautiful West Sussex and offers the opportunity to gain experience across many specialist mental health disciplines including Secure Services, a DBT Locked Rehabilitation service, PICU Services and Acute care.


With a CQC rating of GOOD across all 5 Key Lines of Enquiry, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital supporting our patients recovery alongside a highly skilled and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team. If you were successful in applying to work with us, we offer a comprehensive orientation and training programme to equip you will the knowledge and skills required to provide our patients with the highest quality of care.


With on site parking, meals provided whilst working, free use of our onsite gym and easy access to vibrant Brighton and London what’s not to like!

Job Advert Role Description

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.


You will be responsible for:

- Supervising junior catering staff in alliance with the 1st Chef

- Ensure that menus and storage of food clearly explains and seperates allergens

- Follow the Priory catering guides for food monitoring and cooking to ensure compliance with EHO standards

- Follow company Health and Safety policies and procedures.

- Contribute to ideas and suggestions for menu planning

- Ordering and purchasing of stocks as requested by 1st Chef and Catering Supervisor

- Maintain flexible working hours

- Monitor food service throughout the facility

- Maintain high quality of service



- Basic qualification in food hygiene

- Level 2 diploma in catering & food hygiene or qualified by previous experience in catering

- Commitment to delivering a high quality service

- Excellent organisational and communication skills

- Flexibility

- Effective communication skills including the use of IT systems to order food.

- Flexibility in role including the ability to cope with last minute changes to patient meal plans

- The ability to prepare and cook from scratch high quality fresh meals 



Our Benefits:

- Weekly pay

- Free Meals whilst on duty

- Free Car parking on site

- A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPP)

- Employee Assistance Programme

- Continuous learning and development

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.