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NHS Cook/Chef

  • Job reference: Chef
  • Location: East Sussex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Domestic and Support Services
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Job description: An opportunity has arisen for a well organised and motivated individual to join the friendly and helpful catering team within various hospital sites in the East Sussex area. The successful candidate must be a car driver, and will possess excellent organisational and time keeping skills, and will be comfortable working both as part of a team, and also working individually. You will be working within a various mental health services, and your role will be to ensure that a high quality catering service is maintained within the hospitals.

Job Title - Cook/Chef
Location - East Sussex (Various Locations)
Hours - 37.5 hours a week
Contract - 3 Months Ongoing.

Create and maintain cooking and cleaning regimes (daily, weekly, periodically etc.) for all areas of the kitchen.
Ensure that all aspects of meal preparation and presentation within the service meet the expected standards in compliance with Outcome 5 of The Essential Standards of Quality and Safety and all other regulatory requirements.
Ensure all service users are offered flexibility and choice in respect of meal times and dietary needs in line with good practice and Outcome 5 of The Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.
Working alongside head chef in the helping of the provision of all menu items for the restaurant and Crèche as well as the call order menu during the lunch service.
Ensure that adequate stock controls are in place.
Ensure that an inventory of kitchen equipment is updated and managed.
Ensure that appropriate quality control systems are in place and maintained.
Ensure that all appropriate risk assessments are in place and appropriately updated.
Prioritise the workload of all members of the kitchen team, where appropriate delegating tasks to the Kitchen Porter.
Manage and maintain agreed budgets in conjunction with the General Manager.
Person Specification:
City & Guilds 7061/7062 or equivalent qualifications
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
Car Driver


Applicants should be confident in their own abilities and keen learners in order to fulfil the role to the best of your ability. If this sounds like you, and if you want to discuss the role further then please contact Tom at Service Care Solutions Ltd on 01772 208963, or alternatively send an updated CV to tom.Lockwood@servicecare.org.uk