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Catering Assistant




Priory Cloisters, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£4,603.96 (for 10hrs pw) to £11,509.91 (for 25hrs pw) per annum


10hrs to 25hrs per week

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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.



Job Advert Role Description

The Cloisters is a 34 bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. Working in partnership with NHS Trusts, the unit offers inpatient individualised treatment and rehabilitation to patients who have mental health problems and require support to increase their recovery and independence with a view to enabling them to leave the hospital and live in varying levels of supported living accommodation.

We are looking to recruit a trustworthy, dynamic, reliable and motivated individual to join our Catering team to work Monday to Saturdays. Monday to Fridays hours are in the afternoons/evenings. Hours are flexible, so can be any 3 hours from 15:30 onwards. Saturday’s hours are 7:45 – 18:15. We are willing for this to be a job share done by two people or for one applicant to take up all the hours.


Working under the guidance of senior catering staff, you will be required to support the provision of the catering operation, delivering meals and other catering supplies to various areas within the hospital. You will be responsible for closing the kitchen down on an evening, ensuring that the kitchen and associated areas are cleaned to meet operational hygiene standards. You will also ensure that stock and equipment is correctly stored and accounted for.


You will have:

- Basic numeracy and literacy skills

- Understanding of basic food hygiene

- Teamwork attitude

- Effective Communication Skills

- Willingness to learn

- Reliability and strong sense of responsibility

- Be over the age of 18


Benefits of working for us include:

- A competitive salary

- 33 days annual leave (pro rata for part time staff) and birthday leave

- SMART Contributory pension scheme

- Comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme

- Access to CPD funding for career development (subject to application and approval)

- Free Enhanced Disclosure check

- Enhanced Maternity pay depending on length of service

- Online benefits and discounts

- Access to occupational health services

- Free parking

- Staff meals

- Employee Assistance Helpline

- Flexible working opportunities

- Staff wellbeing activities


We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment

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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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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