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Second Chef (6 Month FTC)
Ref: CYG36128

Bury, BL8 2BS
£12.50 per hour
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 7 June 2024

We are looking for an outstanding Second Chef who’s passionate about food and wants to make a difference. 

You’ll be working 37.5 hours a week/5 shifts per week from 8am to 4:30pm or 9am to 5:30pm with some weekend work involved at Cygnet Hospital Bury, creating an excellent experience for the people in our care. 

Note: This role is currently available on a 6 month Fixed Term contract.

Cygnet Hospital Bury provides a wide range of inpatient mental health services for men and women including specialist deaf services and CAMHS provision for adolescents.

Each service user has a bedroom with en suite facilities and a range of communal spaces including a gym, laundry, occupational therapy kitchen, therapy garden and woodland walkways down to the Elton Reservoir.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career in a vibrant, supportive culture tailored to help you thrive.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while being part of an organisation that cares about helping people.

Your day-to-day... 

  • Prepare, cook & serve nutritional, balanced and appetising meals
  • Provide special diets, taking into account individual preferences & needs  
  • Liaise with nursing colleagues to meet patients’ nutritional & dietary needs 
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen, service areas & dining room
  • Ensure compliance with health & safety standards and Food Hygiene Regulations 
  • Handle, maintain & store kitchen equipment in accordance with Cygnet procedures 
  • Use chemicals in line with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Strong career progression opportunities 
  • Expert supervision & support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • “Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving

You are... 

  • A skilled Chef/Cook who can work under pressure 
  • Ideally hold a NVQ level 2 Food qualification or equivalent level of experience.
  • At least 2 years’ catering experience with solid experience and application of food safety, allergens awareness and pro-actively dealing with customer feedback
  • Able to plan nourishing & attractive menus within available budgets
  • The holder of a food hygiene certificate, with good personal hygiene standards
  • Polite & professional, with a positive attitude to internal & external quests at all times
  • An excellent communicator able to liaise with people at all levels
  • Able to work under your own initiative, as part of a team & under supervision
  • Experience in a hospital, care home, large school or company canteen is preferable
  • Flexible, a good team player and a proactive approach to work are essential

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Cygnet has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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