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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Part Time


£19,200pa pro rata



Job Advert Role Description

An opportunity has arisen for a part time Chef to join our Catering team, working to deliver high standards of service delivering both fresh and balanced meals for patients and staff in our hospital.

Our Chefs are responsible for:
•  Planning, preparing, cooking and serving meals within our hospital, ensuring all activities and operations comply with operational standards and statutory regulations.
•  Following our company Health and Safety policies and procedures
•  Monitoring quality whilst ensuring high levels of service
•  Ensuring that stock ordering and rotation is organized in an efficient and cost-effective manner

Unlike many other Catering roles, the shifts at Priory Hospital Burgess Hill do not include split shifts or late evening work. A typical shift would be either 10am - 6pm or 8am -4pm, and you will work weekends on a rota basis (approximately every other weekend).  

In this role there are opportunities to apply for company funded training and development relevant to your role. We have a career pathways system which encourages our staff to develop within their area and you will be fully supported to do so.

What we need from you?
•  NVQ3 in Intermediate Food Safety Certificate / Basic qualification in Food Hygiene
•  Excellent organisational and communication skills
•  Experience of preparing, and cooking meals gained within a professional kitchen environment

What we can give you:
•   25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays 
•   Free DBS check
•   Opportunities for further career development
•   Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•   Refer a Friend scheme
•   Flexible benefits including preferential rates and access to schemes such as: gym membership, IT, healthcare cash plan, shopping discounts
•   Free meals and parking on site whilst on duty 

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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