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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £23,500 DOE


37.5 (Shift Work)

Job Advert Role Description

Chef Job Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Chef to join our Catering team, working to deliver high standards of service delivering both fresh and balanced meals for patients and staff in our hospital.

Our Chefs are responsible for:

  • Planning, preparing, cooking and serving meals within our hospital, ensuring all activities and operations comply with operational standards and statutory regulations.
  • Following our company Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Monitoring quality whilst ensuring high levels of service
  • Ensuring that stock ordering and rotation is organized in an efficient and cost-effective manner


Unlike many other Catering roles, the shifts at Priory Hospital Burgess Hill do not include split shifts or late evening work. A typical shift would be either 10am - 6pm or 8am -4pm, and you will work weekends on a rota basis (approximately every other weekend). 

In this role there are opportunities to apply for company funded training and development relevant to your role. We have a career pathways system which encourages our staff to develop within their area and you will be fully supported to do so.


What we need from you:

  • NVQ3 in Intermediate Food Safety Certificate / Basic qualification in Food Hygiene
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Experience of preparing, and cooking meals gained within a professional kitchen environment


  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Free DBS check
  • Opportunities for further career development
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Flexible benefits including preferential rates and access to schemes such as: gym membership, IT, healthcare cash plan, shopping discounts
  • Free meals and parking on site whilst on duty   


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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