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Reference

PRI91342

Location

Priory Hospital North London, Grovelands House, Southgate, N14 6RA

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Salary

£7,388

Hours

11.5

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital North London are looking for an experienced Saturday Chef to join our Catering Team.

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

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

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.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV’as a gift.

Closing Date

31/05/2024