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Kemple View, Longsight Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AD

Priory Group Division





37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group, as the UK leader in specialist psychiatric services, operate throughout the UK caring for people with mental illness, learning disabilities and acquired brain injuries.  

Kemple View is a 90 bedded hospital split across two service lines – secure and rehabilitation and recovery. We cater to the treatment needs of male patients with a mental illness and/or personality disorder. We aim to maximise an individual's opportunity for recovery, to lead a more independent life back in the community wherever possible.

We have six wards including Low Secure and Locked Rehab for male service users only.

The new candidate will work 5 days out of 7 as part of a team within the kitchen and working under a head chef. The kitchen is very busy as they must prepare cold food items for the service users and staff. Also there is delivering of food items around site so the candidate must have a valid UK driving licence as driving across site is an essential part of the job role. 

You will be:

  • Required to support the provision of the catering operation assisting with basic food preparation and hygiene.
  • Assisting catering staff with both the preparation and cooking of meals in accordance with the company's Assured Safe Catering policies and procedures. 
  • Under direction, taking responsibility for parts of the catering operation.
  • As part of the catering team, the role holder will be required to ensure the kitchen and associated areas meet operational hygiene standards and comply with the company's Assured Safe Catering policies and procedures. 
  • The role holder will be expected to partake in Priory's mandatory training. 

You will need:

  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Full UK driving license 
  • An appreciation of basic food hygiene. 
  • Experience in a kitchen environment is desirable 

The role holder works within a busy kitchen environment using a variety of equipment where many routine tasks are repetitive so the successful candidate will be able to keep up with a degree of sustained physical effort and concentration.

For your hard work and dedication to Priory, we will offer you a wide range of benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 27 days after 5 years of service and 30 days after 10 years service)
  • Birthday Leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Opportunities to develop and train in a wide variety of care settings
  • Support and training from the beginning of your career
  • Supplemented meals
  • Access to Employee Assistant programme and other wellness programmes
  • Employee benefits scheme (e.g. discounted shopping vouchers, interest free Apple Products loan scheme)

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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