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Bank Chef




Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type






Job Advert - Division Information


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 Role Description

The hospital  provides services for both NHS and private patients, with a range of mental health conditions.

The service comprise of 3 wards: a 10-bed adult Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (for adult men), a 12 bed adult Acute ward and a 12 bed Private Acute ward.  The service will take a multi-disciplinary approach to delivering personalised treatment programmes to our in-patients as well as offering a Private Outpatient service.


The duties of the job role are to:

1. Undertake the planning, preparation and cooking of meals, taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit.

2. Take full shift responsibility for the catering operation (in the absence of the Head Chef).

3. Ensure the cost-effective and efficient control of stock including placing orders for food products and the checking/reconciliation of deliveries. Ensure that wastage is minimised. 

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

5. Supervise assigned catering staff ensuring their quality of work continues to meet required operational standards and the company’s Assured Safe Catering policies and guidelines.

6.Organise and prioritise own work within established procedures, referring complex issues to senior catering staff.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

City & Guilds or NVQ2 equivalent.

with preferably level 3 in food hygiene or basic food hygiene with intentions of level 3.

Knowledge of food Allergens & dietary requirements.

Experience within a professional kitchen environment.


The role holder works within a busy kitchen environment using a variety of equipment where many routine duties require a degree of sustained physical effort. The role holder will be required to undertake specialist dietary training, as well as partaking in Priory’s mandatory training programme.





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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