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Reference

PRI72700

Location

Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Salary

£22,000.00

Hours

37.5

Job Advert Location Description

 

 

Job Advert Role Description

 

Priory Hospital Barnt Green are looking for an experienced and talented Chef to join our Catering Team.

 

Priory Hospital Barnt Green is located in the stunning Lickey Hills Country Park, 10 miles south of Birmingham City Centre. We have thirty-three beds across three wards including a ten bedded female NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care, a thirteen bedded mixed gender NHS acute service, and a bedded private acute ward beds for both men and women. In addition to providing inpatient services, the hospital has a large Outpatient department and regional conference facilities.

The hospital opened in March 2022 and this is a fantastic opportunity to join a new and developing team, in a brand new hospital located in a beautiful setting.

 

In this role of Chef,  experience in healthcare is not essential, it is preferable as catering in a hospital setting can create some interesting challenges. You will already have relevant catering qualifications to at least NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and Level 3 in food hygiene. You will have a good understanding of food allergens and dietary requirements.

You will report to the Head Chef and together with your Catering Assistant colleagues you will ensure that patients, staff and visitors are offered tasty and nutritious meals which are prepared to a high standard. You will be supported by an experienced Support Services Manager and together with your colleagues from the Maintenance and Housekeeping Teams, you will ensure that the healthcare team are supported to deliver high quality care. We welcome people from all backgrounds and value the contribution that your life experience, culture and world view can bring.

You will receive full training, support and guidance to enable you to feel confident and comfortable in your role. As part of this you will need to complete some bespoke training, including prevention & management of violence and aggression training (PMVA). You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS check (it’s worth remembering that a "positive disclosure" such as a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from working with us but it is highly recommended that you talk to us about anything you think may be disclosed as early as possible).

 

The duties of the job role are to:

  • Undertake the planning, preparation and cooking of meals, taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit.
  • Take full shift responsibility for the catering operation (in the absence of the Head Chef).
  • 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.
  • Assist the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Organise and prioritise own work within established procedures, referring complex issues to senior catering staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • City & Guilds or NVQ2 equivalent.
  • 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.

 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 

Disclosure

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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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Closing Date

17/02/2023