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Kitchen Assistant




Suttons Manor, London Road, Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex, RM4 1BF

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£16,619.28 per annum


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

Suttons Manor is a specialist low secure forensic service for men who are over the age of 50.

Care is provided over two wards, both of which are 13 bedded male units and offer an age appropriate environment for those who also have a mental health/personality disorder and/or dementia, in need of physical health care needs.

The hospital is set in its own attractive grounds of over 9 acres near the town of Romford in Essex. Convenient access is provided by the M25, and the nearby underground station at Theydon Bois, which is on the Central Line, or rail station at Romford.

Job Advert Role Description

Under the direction of the Chef, the role holder will be required to demonstrate creative skills, resolve routine issues associated in preparation and serving of food, this will include following guidelines, recipes and other processes required for the delivery of the high quality food service provision.

The postholder may receive direction from either the Chef or Assistant Cook (all reference to directions from the Chef include directions either the Chef or Assistants Cook)


Main Activities

1. Food Preparation: Under the direction / supervision of the Chef, using a range of kitchen equipment and tools, assist in the assembly, production, cooking and storage of food, where appropriate to ensure sufficient food products are made ready for transportation. 

2. Food Service: As directed by the Chef, undertake a range of (rota’s) food serve duties, this would include ensuring that food is properly portioned and accounted for, cleaning and emptying vending machines and where directed replenish and maintain the machines, drink vendors and where appropriate reporting of faults.

3.  Product Knowledge: When required be able to provide information relating to the menu items and how they are produced, including the main ingredients and basic product knowledge, advise all service users on menu items.

4. Domestic Duties: in accordance with safer food for business legislation complete routine cleaning programmes of all kitchen equipment, utensils and work surfaces. Undertake dish and pot washing domestic duties, Ensure the kitchen and unit kitchens and other designated areas / surfaces are cleaned to the required standards. When required prepare / clean designated areas such as the Barn (e.g. setting out / cleaning / clearing tables, chairs, counter / surfaces hot box, cutlery and other perquisites for the Barn dining area)

5. Other: To work as part of a team, contribute to the induction of new staff into the kitchen environment, e.g. such as shadowing, take responsibility for continuing self-development; participate in training and development activities including undertaking training required to meet service and government standards / regulations, which may be held at north London clinic.

General Responsibilities

1. Equality & Diversity: Ensure that services are delivered in accordance with good equalities and diversity practice.

2.  Team Working: Understand and value the benefits of teamwork and actively contribute. Developing and maintaining co-operative, positive, effective, supportive working relationships within catering services and with service users.

3. Patients Care: Promote good patients care practices in your work.  Provide services that are fair and accessible to all challenging existing practices that support the traditional culture and promote the patients first proposition across the culture.

4. Compliance: Ensure compliance with appropriate legislation, P.I.C policies and other requirement of the company 

a. Promote the development of a high quality individual needs led service to comply at all times with the Head Chefs menu policies 

b. Undertake a proactive, committed approach towards the company’s best value ethos         

c. Ensure compliance with and actively promote the company’s equalities and diversity policies and strategies. 

d. Ensure compliance with the company’s equal opportunities policy

e. Understand and be familiar with the provisions within safer food for business standards and other relevant service related regulation and standards.

f. Comply with the competencies and standard requisites agreed by the company as relevant to your post.

g. Comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (all employees of P.I.C will not disclose or make use of , for their private advantage, any information held on manual or computer records, which are not available to the public, however acquired)

5. The postholder may occasionally be required to work overtime, on functions outside normal working hours 


The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the Postholder may be called upon to carry out such other appropriate duties as may be required by the Line Manager (Head Chef) within the grading level of the post and the competence of the postholder.

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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.