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Kitchen Assistant




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - 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

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.

We are seeking a motivated individual to support the Chef in food preparation, food service, and cleaning duties.

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 Priory Suttons Manor.

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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