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Second Chef

Reference

PRI55867

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£23,000

Hours

37.5

Job Advert - Division Information

WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!!

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 Location Description

Priory Hospital Newbury (Formally The Cloisters) is a Priory Hospital set on the southern outskirts of Newbury and boarders with Hampshire and Wiltshire. Close by are the big towns of Basingstoke and Reading with the cities of Winchester and Swindon an easy commute. We have excellent public transport links to London which is just a 50 minute train journey.

We are excited to be launching an updated service after a period of expansion and improvements now offering  a 34 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation service for men with enduring mental ill health. Within the service is a care pathway offering an admission ward, a community facing ward, a longer term ward for patients with more complex needs and also a 4 bed flat for patients who are returning to independent living in the community. The site is warm and welcoming with a homely atmosphere, the patients enjoy home cooked meals contributing to menu choices at meetings with the chef.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, reliable and creative Second Chef to join our Catering team. You will be responsible for assisting with the provision of a high quality catering service in line with Priory policies and procedures with a particular emphasis on the planning, preparation, cooking and serving of meals. Under the supervision of a Head Chef you will ensure compliance with safety legislation and Priory policies. You will assist the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus to ensure meals are of high quality including cost effective and efficient control of stock of food products, placing orders and reconciling deliveries. You will take full responsibility for the catering operation in the absence of the Head Chef and supervise assigned catering staff to ensure the quality of work continues to meet the required standards.

The successful applicant will ideally be educated to NVQ2 or equivalent or qualified by experience in Catering with a basic qualification in Food hygiene. You will also need to be IT literate as orders are placed and tracked on a computer system. Having experience within a professional kitchen environment will be an advantage.

The kitchen works on a shift pattern including weekend and bank holiday work, a typical pattern would be 3 x shifts working 07:45 – 18:15 and 1 x shift working either 06:30 – 14:30 or 10:15 – 18:15 we aim to give every other weekend off where possible. Any hours worked above 37.5 are paid as overtime at a rate of £14.68 per hour

Benefits of working for us include the equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and birthday leave, contributory pension scheme, comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme, childcare vouchers, on-going access to supervision and access to occupational health services. We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Laing, Support Services Manager on 01635 277230 or marklaing@priorygroup.com

Please email francescamay@priorygroup.com if you are having difficulties applying through our online portal.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert earlier if a good number of suitable applications are received before the closing date.

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.

Disclosure

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.

Job Description

Chef_Healthcare_Nov_19.pdf

Closing Date

31/01/2022