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Catering Assistant




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£8.83 per hour + benefits


37.5 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

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.

We are currently looking for Catering Assistants to join our Facilities team to provide a high standard of freshly cooked and balanced meals for our patients and staff in the hospital.

Our Catering Assistants assist our Chefs with the preparation, cooking and serving of meals, as well as ensuring that the kitchen and catering areas meet operational hygiene standards.

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 10am - 6pm 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 Numeracy and Literacy skills

• Understanding of basic food hygiene

• 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)

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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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