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Kitchen Assistant




Nelson House, 14 Rowner Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0EW

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


9,971.00 - 10,265.00



Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

Nelson House is a modern and spacious 30 bed hospital catering for adult males, comprising of three wards. Victory Ward is an Assessment and Treatment service providing focused, personalised and proactive assessments and treatment interventions for patients with Learning Disability who present with complex needs and behaviours that may challenge. Trafalgar and Mary Rose Wards are rehabilitation and recovery services for patients with a long term mental illness who require intensive recovery support to move to a more independent setting. By having a focus on the development of skills for independence all wards provide a positive step for patients, many whose next step will be living in the community

Job Advert Role Description

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.


As part of the Support Services team, our Catering Assistants deliver a high quality service to our service users through the creation, presentation and delivery of meals. In line with the company’s catering policies and procedures, the successful candidate will support the provision of the catering operation, assisting with basic food preparation and hygiene. A capable and reliable team player, you will need to be able to successfully manage pressurized situations with exceptional customer service. This role involves working on a shift pattern including evenings and weekends.

What we’d like from you:

•           Excellent organisational capability

•           Effective communication skills

•           Enthusiasm and energy

•           Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude

•           Previous experience in catering together with a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is essential

Division DBS info

We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:

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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