Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
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The Estates Services Catering Team is looking for a Chef to work with the team on site providing fresh cook options to the client base and managing day to day operations in the kitchen, there is also a possibility of being asked/ offered to work at other trust locations when the needs arise.
The main catering provision is provided as a counter service to our clients, with some provision to the wards. This also involves the preparation of fresh sandwiches, salads and vegetables, and keeping the catering area clean following trust standards.
The successful applicant should have a working knowledge of a catering operation and its supporting services.
The vacancy is for 37.5 hours per week; the post is for 5 over 7 days including early and late shifts and weekends as required. There is an unsocial payment made for weekend and bank holiday work that could uplift the salary by approximately 10%.
There is also a generous leave entitlement starting at 27 days plus bank holidays and increasing at periods of long service (to 33 days plus bank holidays), and the NHS offers an attractive pension scheme for all employees as well.
You will be required to work alongside other team members, but also on your own. We are looking for someone who is able to be flexible and who will be happy to work alongside our other band 3's, maintaining a consistent level of service across each mealtime.
Main duties of the job
*To lead/ manage daily work within the kitchen team for the Catering Service.
*To produce fresh cooked food following approved recipes, with an awareness of why this is needed.
*To ensure food service meets exacting required standards.
*To be responsible for catering staff and carry out appraisals.
*To liaise with patients, relatives, ward staff, and outside agencies.
*To provide training and ensure staff training is up to date.
*To meet delegated budgetary expectations.
*To ensure equipment is maintained.
*Responsible for Health & Safety in the kitchen.
*To Order And Receive Deliveries.
Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!
Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.
Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.
Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
- Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
- We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
- We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.
Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.
Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.
We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.