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Catering Assistant; Part time




Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time




18 hours; Monday, Thursday, Friday 12 noon to 18.00pm.

Job Advert Role Description

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for men aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.


We believe that anyone with a mental health condition should be given the best chance possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and our aim is to provide individuals with the confidence and skills to move or return to the community..

1. Assists catering staff with both the preparation and cooking of meals in accordance with the company’s Assured Safe Catering policies and procedures.

2. Under direction, takes responsibility for parts of the catering operation.

3. As part of the catering team, the role holder will be required to ensure the kitchen and associated areas meet operational hygiene standards and comply with the company’s Assured Safe Catering policies and procedures.


Knowledge & Skills

The role holder requires basic numeracy and literacy skills together with an appreciation of basic food hygiene.



Experience in a catering environment is not essential as full training is provided.


Autonomy & Impact

The role holder undertakes routine and regular tasks with discretion to prioritise work, but where judgements and decisions will have a marginal impact on the catering operation.


Intelligent Problem Solving

Usually works within existing processes and procedures, however, the nature of food preparation will require some creative thinking.



Staff Occasionally required to assist less experienced colleagues.

Budgets & equipment


No budgetary or financial responsibility. Responsible for the appropriate use of various pieces of catering equipment.



Shared responsibility for maintaining appropriate records and data as required under the company’s Assured Safe Catering policies and guidelines.


Communication & Interaction

Responds to routine enquiries from colleagues and occasionally residents.


Working environment

The role holder works within a busy kitchen environment using a variety of equipment where many routine tasks are repetitive and require a degree of sustained physical effort and concentration.


Special Features

The role holder will be expected to partake in Priory’s mandatory training.


Benefits include:

Competitive salary

25 days’ annual leave (full time equivalent) plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service

Wellbeing Incentives

An employee assistance programme

Free meals/refreshments when on duty

Free car parking

Flexible Benefits Packages

Career Pathway Opportunities

Donation to a charity of their choice


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.


Working Environment

The problems faced by patients may present difficult and challenging situations, which may heighten the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.

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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