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Kitchen Assistant




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


9.06 per hour


22.5 Over Five Days

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

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 Kitchen Assistant to join the team.
 As a Kitchen assistant you will:
• Assist in the day to day service, ensuring that high standards of    service and quality are maintained
• Undertake the preparation and serving of fresh food to both staff and service users in our on site Coffee Shop
 Delivering food in our hot trolley's to our 7 units around site by foot or by using our department light commercial vehicle. 
• Participating in the productions and service having regard for the high standards of health and safety, hygiene and cleanliness. 
• Assist in the maintenance of all records, systems and procedures to ensure control of stocks and conformity with financial regulations and procedures. 
• Receive incoming stocks, check against delivery notes and store as instructed in line with hygiene and safety regulations.
• Undertake any other duties as directed by the Catering Manager in the provision of high quality service
A full clean drivers license is preferred, however not essential. 
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
• Access to our on-site gymnasium
• Online benefits and cashback rewards
• Cycle to work scheme
• SMART Pension option
Free meal whilst on shift
• 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. 
Please note interviews will be held via Zoom. 

The hours will be 4.5 hours a day Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am and 3pm

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

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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