Job Advert Role Description
The Priory Hospital Newbury set on the southern outskirts of Newbury and boarders with Hampshire and Wiltshire. Close by are the big towns of Basingstoke and Reading with the cities of Winchester and Swindon an easy commute. We have excellent public transport links to London which is just a 50 minute train journey.
We are excited to be launching an updated service after a period of expansion and improvements now offering a 34 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation service for men with enduring mental ill health. Within the service is a care pathway offering an admission ward, a community facing ward, a longer term ward for patients with more complex needs and also a 4 bed flat for patients who are returning to independent living in the community. The site is warm and welcoming with a homely atmosphere, the patients enjoy home cooked meals contributing to menu choices at meetings with the chef.
We offer a range of therapies on site:
• Art Therapy
• Drama Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Horticulture at our off site allotment
• Self-catering skills and nutritional advice
So come and join our team of highly experienced clinicians in this exciting phase of our journey to provide top quality, innovative, evidence based and collaborative care to our patients.
We are looking to recruit a dynamic, reliable and creative individual to join our Catering team on a bank basis. You will be responsible for assisting with the provision of a high quality catering service in line with Priory policies and procedures with a particular emphasis on the planning, preparation, cooking and serving of meals. Under the supervision of a Catering Manager you will ensure compliance with safety legislation and Priory policies. You will assist the Head Chef by ensuring meals are of high quality including cost effective and efficient control of stock of food products, placing orders and reconciling deliveries. It is a small team so you will need to be able to work independantly in the absence of the Head Chef and supervise assigned catering staff to ensure the quality of work continues to meet the required standards.
The successful applicant will be educated to NVQ2 or equivalent or qualified by experience in Catering with a basic qualification in Food hygiene. You will also need to be IT literate as orders are placed and tracked on a computer system. Having experience within a professional kitchen environment will be an advantage.
Benefits of working for us include, comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme. Occupational health services. We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service.
This is a bank role so you will not have set hours, it will be sickness and holiday cover only.