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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £22,000 per annum depending on experience (plus enhancements)


37.5 per week

Job Advert Role Description

 Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 77 beds over seven wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntingdon’s and Dementia.


Assists with 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 where requested and the checking/reconciliation of deliveries.  Ensures that wastage is minimised.

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 and the company’s Assured Safe Catering policies and guidelines. Ability to work unsupervised.

Experience Required
NVQ2 or equivalent or Qualified By Experience in Catering together with a basic qualification in food hygiene.
Experience within a professional kitchen environment.
Willingness to learn
Excellent written and face to face communication skills
Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
Quality orientation

What we’d like to give you:
• A competitive salary
• Disclosure check cost coverage
• Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
• Online benefits and cashback rewards
• Cycle to work scheme
• SMART Pension option

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.

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