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Lakeside View - Lakeside View,1 Ivydene Way,Off Noose Lane,Willenhall, West Midlands WV13 3AG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£21,000 per annum


37.5 Per Week

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Lakeside View are recruiting for a 2nd Chef to join their team.

Lakeside View is a 28 bedded hospital in Willenhall that cares for patients who are 18 years and over in an acute setting.

We are looking for a 2nd Chef to join our catering team to assist with the provision of the catering service within a hospital environment. We are after someone with a real passion for food and who is dedicated on providing a high-quality service and understands the benefits of providing healthy and nutritional meals to help towards our patient’s recovery.

You will report to the Head Chef and together with your Catering Assistant you will ensure that patients, staff and visitors are offered tasty and nutritious meals which are prepared to a high standard. Your role will consist of the planning, preparation, cooking and serving of meals.


Our set shift pattern of 4 days a week (8am-6pm) and alternate weekends also provides a great work life balance!

The role includes;

  • Actively involved in the preparation and cooking of food, as well as supervising the work of catering support staff and ensuring operational standards comply with the company’s catering policies, guidelines, and statutory regulations.

  • Ensures the effective and efficient planning and delivery of all aspects of food preparation and cooking, taking account of dietary and nutritional requirements within the unit.

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

  • Assist with researching and creating new menus with the team.

  • Be creative in making meals and treats for patients’ birthdays, staff wellbeing, religious holidays and special theme days in line with Priory’s Diversion, Inclusion and Awareness Calendar.

  • Takes full shift responsibility for the catering operation (in the absence of the Head Chef)

Knowledge & Skills:

  • NVQ2 or equivalent or Qualified By Experience in Catering together with a basic qualification in food hygiene
  • Knowledge of food allergens and dietary requirements.

In return for your hard work and expertise, we can offer you;

  • 247.5 hours annual leave including bank holidays, plus an extra day for your birthday
  • Free on site parking
  • Supplemented meals on duty
  • Free DBS check
  • Access to Priorys flexible benefits portal
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Contributory Pension Scheme

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.


Division DBS info

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. 


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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