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Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£10.72 per hour



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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 Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adults who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 101 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 7 wards and our nearby community house.  We deliver acute and  recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service.  Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence.  Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chef to join our team.

 As a Chef you will:

•  Undertake the planning, preperation and cooking of meals, taking account of any special requests or dietry requirements within the units.
•  Undertake in the delivery of prepared foods to our units around site.
•  Supervise assigned catering staff ensuring their quality of work continues to meet required operational standard and company's Food Safety policies and guidelines. 
•  Ensure the cost-effective and efficient control of stock including placing orders for food products and the checking/reconciliation of deliveries. Ensure that waste is minimised.  
•  Assist the Catering Manager by reaserching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines.
•  Participate in meetings with service users to discuss menus, issues, preferances and dietry requiremants.
•  Undertake any other duties as directed by the Catering Manager in the provision of high quality service.


•  Staff – Required to supervise the work of up to 5 catering staff.
•  Budgets & equipment – No budgetary or financial responsibility. Responsible for the appropriate use of catering stock and equipment.
•  Information – Shared responsibility for maintaining appropriate records and data as required under the compant’s Food Safety policies abd guidelines.

Knowlege & Skills:

•  NVQ2 or equivalent or Qualified By Experience in Catering together with a basic qualification in food hygiene.
•  Experiance within a professional kitchen enviroment.
-  Must have a clean UK driving licence 

What we’d like to give you:
•  A competitive salary
•  Disclosure check cost coverage
•  Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
•  Free on-site parking and a free meal each day from January 2021
•  Access to our on-site gymnasium
•  Online benefits and cashback rewards
•  Cycle to work scheme
•  SMART Pension option
•  Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues
•  Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge 

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service.  

Visit our website to apply or call Daryn Clothier, Head Chef, on 01325 333192 to discuss this opportunity further.

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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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