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Head Chef




Woodland View, Showell Lane, Meriden, Coventry, CV7 7HZ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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 Role Description

Woodland View is a 31 bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service for men requiring a positive environment to stabilise the symptoms of mental illness, and develop positive self-management and independent skills for a successful discharge into the community.

Our recovery-based approach helps patients learn how to cope with difficulties, gain control of their life and make safe and healthy choices through close work with the team and their families (where appropriate) alongside our local community contacts. We work closely with our local community to find opportunities to build structure, skills and education, leading to self-sufficiency and reduction in risk profile.

We also offer flexibility in delivering a care pathway structured around the needs of the individual, however complex they may be.

At Woodland View we invest in our staff teams to ensure that our patients receive the most beneficial and appropriate care, tailored to their needs.


  •          Acting as lead within the kitchen area and overseeing the workload for all kitchen staff.
  •          Control and direct the food preparation process, ensuring there is a sufficient amount of stock.
  •          Manage all special requests and dietary requirements within the hospital unit.
  •          Plan orders of equipment required for food preparation or ingredients; according to identified shortages.
  •          Ensuring operational standards comply with the company’s ‘Assured Safe Catering policies’ and guidelines.


Skills and experience required


  •                 Proven experience as Head Chef
  •                 Exceptional experience in kitchen management
  •                 Communication and leadership skills
  •                 Basic experience in using computer based software
  •                 Diploma in Hospitality and Catering - Level 3
  •                 Diploma in Food Safety – Level 3

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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.

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