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Bank Chef




St John's House, St John's House, Lion Road, Palgrave, IP22 1BA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time





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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.

Our service is based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and provides a range of assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and specialist residential services to over 90 adults with a learning disability in a range of different environments suited to their individual needs including medium, low secure and rehabilitation.

In addition to a learning disability, many of our patients have complex needs including forensic histories, mental illness, ASC and Personality Disorders.  Most patients are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Our Cook role involves:

  • Providing well balanced, nutritional, varied and well-presented meals.
  • Preparing, where necessary transporting, and serving meals to patients, residents, staff and any outside agencies as instructed by the Head Chef / Senior Cook.
  • Assisting the Head Chef / Senior Cook in the maintaining of consumable and non-consumable stock.
  • Ensuring that all stock is used in strict rotation.
  • Maintaining the kitchen and ancillary areas to a high standard of hygiene.
  • Working hours are between 8am & 6pm.


To be successful as a Cook, you’ll need:

  • 2 years experience in the catering industry
  • To be a team player
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility
  • A mature attitude
  • The ability to work on your own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Ideally have a food hygiene certificate but this not essential as training will be given.
  • To be able to treat people with dignity, respect and as an equal

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Pension option

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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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