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Catering Assistant




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time





Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Role Description

Catering Assistant

Is the kitchen your favourite place to be? Does seeing others enjoy food you have prepared fill you with joy? Why not turn your talent into a career with Priory!


We are looking for a Catering Assistant to join the Priory Cloisters, to make meal times for our patients, staff and visitors their favourite time of day. We are always on the lookout for people with transferable skills and life experience so you don’t need any experience as our friendly team at the Hospital will teach you everything you need to be successful in this role!


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. Working 7:45am - 6.15pm every Saturday.

This role offers plenty of variety and everyday will be different but some duties will include:

Providing a warm and welcoming catering service with the help from an engaging and attentive team
Preparing and servingtasty, nutritious and well-presented meals, making every plate as special as the last
Ensuring that the kitchen and associated areas are kept to a high standard of hygiene, including food and equipment storage


To recognise your hard work, we would like to offer you:


An excellent careers pathway – there are plenty of career opportunities within Priory for you to explore and work in whatever your interests are.
Job security – there will always be work in the Healthcare Sector!
Free parking – because who should pay to park at work?
25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays – plenty of time for holidays!
An extra day annual leave for your birthday!  - Because we believe noone should have to work on their birthday.
Access to our Priory Perks app – save your-self money at lots of highstreet retailers, restaurants and other services.
Comprehensive induction - we want you to be the best you can be in your new role and we invest the time to make sure you understand what that role is and how you can be successful in it.

If you have a ‘can do’ attitude and are team player, then we would love to hear from you.  Please apply today.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Laing, Support Services Manager on 01635 277230 or

Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert if a suitable application is received.

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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