Head Chef

32 Hours per week

£26,407 to £31,390 pro rata

We are looking for an experienced and conscientious Head Chef to work alongside our experienced Cooks and Catering Assistants, to plan and produce a range of nutritious freshly made meals, ensuring an excellent standard of meal provision to our patients.

This role plays an important part in our patient experience, working collaboratively with our clinical teams along with our patients and their families. This is to ensure an excellent standard of meal provision to our patients, taking into account any preferences and dietary requirements.

You will be line managing the small kitchen team, responsible for the operational needs and smooth running of the kitchen, including ordering food and equipment, creating staff rotas and completing daily checks.

The successful candidate will have significant experience as a Chef, ideally in a healthcare setting, and knowledge and creativity to add to our ever-changing daily menu. You will have an understanding of managing a budget and a knowledge of moderated diets and allergy awareness.

The role will involve providing training and support to kitchen staff, so excellent leadership and communication skills are imperative. The successful candidate will understand and ensure that everyone follows safe working guidelines, including compliance with hospice policies and food preparation related guidelines.

This is a great opportunity for the right person to be able to use their skills and passion for food to really make a difference. This role is about creating memorable and positive experience for our patients and their families through delivering exceptional service and of course remarkable food! This is an excellent opportunity to learn and develop and make a valuable contribution in a rewarding environment.

The successful candidate will be joining an established team, and an organisation which is highly rated by the people who work there.  The 2023 Staff Survey found 98% of respondents enjoy the work that they do, 96% were proud to work for our Charity and 96% enjoy working with the people within the organisation.

Trinity Hospice is a great place to work and has achieved an outstanding rating with the Care Quality Commission and Investors in People Gold accreditation.  If you are looking to join a thriving, innovative organisation which puts passion and care at the heart of all its services then this may well be the post for you.

Our Staff Benefits:

  • 38 days annual leave each year, pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Various Health and Wellbeing benefits including annual flu and Covid-19 vaccinations, access to complementary therapy and counselling.
  • Pension scheme, or NHS Pensions are transferable
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity benefits
  • Being part of an organisation with an exceptional reputation

We welcome informal discussions – please contact Simon Hellawell on 01253 358881.

Apply now

Please send completed applications via email to julie.crooks@nhs.net

Closing Date – 16 July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for the role, please submit your application as early as possible.


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