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Priory Highbank Centre,Walmersley Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 5LX

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Elton Unit is a purpose built specialist care home which offers nursing and personal care for 28 residents. The unit is part of

The Priory Highbank Centre which provides specialist care and rehabilitation for adults and children who have sustained a brain injury, including ventilator dependent, and is part of Median Priory. Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a leading world-class organisation willing to invest in your development.  

Job Advert Role Description

Job Purpose:

We are looking for someone with an S/NVQ in Catering and Hospitality or Professional Cookery. They will manage the provision of a catering service within the specialist care home with particular emphasis on the planning, preparing, cooking and serving of meals ensuring all activities and operations comply with operational standards and statutory regulations.


• Actively involved in the preparation, cooking and serving of food and beverages as well as supervising and motivating the catering team and ensuring operational standards comply with the company’s “Food Safety policies” and guidelines and statutory regulations.

• Responsible for monitoring the specialist care homes catering budget within Priory standards, taking account of cost per cover calculations, as well as ensuring best value and quality of ingredients in consultation with the Hospital Manager.

• Researches, develops and creates varied and interesting menus which take account of healthy eating guidelines and any dietary requirements of the particular resident group.

• Ensures that stock ordering and rotation is organised in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

• To ensure that wherever possible the people who use the service are provided with variety and choice, with full regard for dietary, nutritional and religious requirements.

• Able to adapt to the changing needs of the people who use the service and able to keep up to date with the medication side effects that the people who use our service may experience so that their diets can be amended accordingly.

We can also offer you:

•           Annual Performance Development Review

•           Birthday leave

•           Pension scheme

•           Free meals

•           Free car parking

Applicants will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the Centre’s commitment to the safeguarding of its service users.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure & Barring Service.



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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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