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Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Mill Garth is looking for a Cook in the Leeds area


Mill Garth Hospital situated in the Meanwood area of Leeds, we are just two miles north of Leeds city centre, which allows for easy access to a vibrant community with useful amenities that our patients can enjoy.


We are a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for men aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.


We believe that anyone with a mental health condition should be given the best chance possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and our aim is to provide individuals with the confidence and skills to move or return to the community.


We are looking for an experienced cook/chef to provide food for our patents and staff teams. You will use your skills and knowledge to create healthy and nutritious meals throughout the day. You will work alongside our fantastic catering team over 7 days on a rota pattern – see below


Week 1

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday week hours 8.00am until 16.30pm weekends 9.00am until 18.00pm

Week 2

Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30am until 18.00pm, Thursday 8.00am until 16.30pm.


Duties will include;


  • Undertaking the planning, preparation and cooking of meals taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit.
  • Taking full shift responsibility for the catering operation (in the absence of the Head Chef).
  • Ensuring the cost-effective and efficient control of stock including placing orders for food products and the checking / reconciliation of deliveries. Ensures that wastage is minimal.
  • Assisting the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines.
  • Supervising assigned catering staff ensuring their quality of work continues to meet required operational standards including food safety and cleanliness.


To apply for this role you must have the following;


  • NVQ level 3 Catering (or equivalent)
  • Food Hygiene Level 2
  • Experience in a working kitchen
  • Good organisations skills


We will offer you!


  • Salary of £19,708
  • 25 days paid annual leave
  • Option to progress across the priory network
  • Access to ongoing personal development opportunities 
  • Free on site car parking
  • Supplemented meals on shift
  • Company pension and employee payroll sacrifice scheme including dinning out card, cycle to work and much more
  • Blue card eligibility
  • Employee assistance helpline.
  • The application will be subject to a DBS enhanced level check.


This is fantastic opportunity to work in a fulfilling environment where you get to make a difference every day.

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.

For more information contact one of the team at Mill Garth today or apply below.



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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. 


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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