Newbury, Berkshire, England
£23k - 25k per year
WE ARE LOOKING FOR TALENTED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!! Knowing that you're making a difference to people's lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.
The Cloisters is a 25 bedded hospital (currently being extended to 34 beds) set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. Working in partnership with NHS Trusts, the unit offers inpatient individualised treatment and rehabilitation to patients who have mental health problems and require support to increase their recovery and independence with a view to enabling them to leave the hospital and live in varying levels of supported living accommodation.
An opportunity has arisen for a Full-time Head Chef who will also manage a team of Catering Staff which includes a Second Chef and three Catering Assistants, two of whom work part time hours.
You will be responsible for delivering a high quality catering service in line with Priory policies and procedures with a particular emphasis on the planning, preparation and cooking of meals. In addition, you will be responsible for supervising, developing and motivating the catering team, whilst ensuring compliance with safety legislation and Priory policies. You will manage food budget within Priory standards including stock ordering and rotation; prepare and maintain rotas for the department; and alongside clinical staff, create new menus as required by the needs of the patients.
The successful applicant will be educated to NVQ3 or equivalent with an Intermediate Food Safety certificate. You will also need to be IT literate as you will need to use a computer based ordering system.
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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.
Posted 46 days ago