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Chef / Cook




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,840.00 pa + benefits



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 an adult specialist mental health hospital located in West Sussex just off the A23 near Brighton.

With a CQC rating of GOOD, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital supporting our patients recovery alongside a highly skilled and dedicated team. 

Job Advert Role Description

An opportunity has arisen for a full time Chef to join our Catering team, working to deliver high standards of service delivering both fresh and balanced meals for patients and staff in our hospital.


Our Chefs provide a high quality service to our patients through the creation, presentation and delivery of meals. Working within a senior capacity within the catering team the successful candidate will assist with planning, preparation and cooking of meals.


You will be responsible for following our company Health and Safety policies and procedures, monitoring quality whilst ensuring high levels of service.


Unlike many other Catering roles the shifts at Priory Hospital Burgess Hill do not include split shifts or late evening work. A typical shift would be either 10am - 6pm or 8am -4pm and you will work weekends on a rota basis (approximately every other weekend). 


In this role there are opportunities to apply for company funded training and development relevant to your role. We have a career pathways system which encourages our staff to develop within their area and you will be fully supported to do so.


What we need from you?

• Basic qualification in Food Hygiene

• Level 2 Diploma in catering & Food Hygiene or equivalent experience in relevant area.

• Excellent organisational and communication skills


What we can give you?

• 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

• Free Meals whilst on duty

• Free Car parking on site

• A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPP)

• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

• A full induction and training programme (fully paid)

• Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)

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.