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Stockton Hall, The Village, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£22,500 per year



Job Advert Role Description

Based in the historic city of York, Stockton Hall is a highly specialist 112 bedded hospital where patients requiring medium security can maximise the value of therapeutic interventions available.  The patient group consists of men and women with /Mental Illness and/or Personality Disorder and men with mild to moderate Learning Disability / Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  

Our Cook / Chef role involves:

  • Assisting in providing a high standard of catering and hospitality to patients, staff and visitors
  • Supervise junior staff

Main Duties:

  • Prepare and cook meals for patients, staff and Visitors
  • Ensure high standards of food safety
  • To assist when necessary other designations within the department

Shift Pattern: 5 days over 7 days working every other weekend – shift times are 6.30 am – 2.30 pm and 10.15 am – 6.15 pm.

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work as part of a team and have a flexible approach are essential
  • Previous experience, preferably within a similar environment
  • Good organisational skills are essential
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Social skills
  • To comply with individual responsibilities under the Health & Safety Act
  • A good knowledge of HACCP/Food Safety


  • Relevant NVQ Level 1 & 2

About our Benefits:

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Supplemented meals/refreshments when on duty
  •  A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • Voluntary benefits



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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