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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£18,769.92 per annum


37.5 hours per week

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 Location 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..

Job Advert Role Description

Job Purpose

Assists with the provision of a catering service within a Hospital with a particular emphasis on the planning, preparation, cooking and serving of meals.


 • Undertakes the planning, preparation and cooking of meals taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit. • Takes full shift responsibility for the catering operation (in the absence of the Head Chef).

• Ensures the cost-effective and efficient control of stock including placing orders for food products and the checking / reconciliation of deliveries. Ensures that wastage is minimal.

 • Assists the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines.

• Supervises assigned catering staff ensuring their quality of work continues to meet required operational standards including food safety and cleanliness.


Knowledge / Education / Skills

• Numerate, literate and qualified to NVQ2 or equivalent

• Organises and prioritises own workload within established procedures • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.

• Good organisation and time management

• Some knowledge of specialised diets may be required (Dysphagia, Allergens, etc)



Experience within a professional kitchen environment.



Good written and verbal communication skills, the post holder will be required to direct and instruct a team of catering support staff.


Responsibility Leadership

Supervision of a small team.

Budgets & Equipment

No budgetary or financial responsibility

Information Shared

responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of data and information.



Working Environment


The post holder will work within a busy kitchen environment using a variety of equipment where many routine duties require a degree of sustained physical effort.


Upholding the Company Behaviours

This provides some guidance on the types of conduct to support the Company Behaviours Behaviour Evidence

Putting People First

• Strives to ensure every colleague is able to make a positive and lasting difference to Service Users and their families

• Actively seeks to develop the potential of every service user and staff member

Being Supportive

 • Celebrates success and supports colleagues through difficult times

• Demonstrates loyalty to colleagues, manager and team

Acting with Integrity

• Is honest and respectful in all interactions with colleagues and customers

• Demonstrates emotional control

• Ensures accurate recording of any transactions and interactions on all company documentation

• Challenges poor performance and behaviours

Being Positive

• Promotes the company in a positive way at all times

• Strives for positive outcomes, especially when times are challenging Striving for Excellence

• Always puts service quality first

• Shares and encourages innovation

• Keeps on top of new developments in the sector


What you will be offered in return

Free Car Parking

Free meals on shift

25 days pro rata annual leave

Access to Training

Flexible Working


Please note that should a suitable candidate be identified the advert may close prior to the closing date.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV’as a gift.

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