The words 'chef' and 'social life' don't often go together. It's like cake and gravy; they don't go well together.
Well, not this time. With this job you can have your cake and eat it - with or without gravy.
By that, we mean that as a chef at the Spinney you will work 5 days a week, and you will not be under insane pressure and stress.
You will be part of a team preparing and cooking lunch and dinner on a large scale for staff and service users. You will also provide guidance and training to your peers.
It's a calm and pleasurable working environment, where you'll be able to manage your workload and enjoy creating meals. There's a great social aspect to this role where you can interact with people outside the kitchen regularly.
Just imagine… home in time for dinner every night. Two days off a week. And not stressed to the hilt.
Participate in food purchasing through established procedures with an emphasis on cost and quality control.
Participate in food costings through effective cost control procedures.
Maintain good food storage procedures and stock rotation according to established procedures.
Prepare and cook meals to a consistently high standard.
Present and package food as required for distribution.
To serve patients, staff and visitors with food and beverage in a professional and curtious services manner.
To assist with the checking of incoming supplies and putting them away in the designated storage areas.
Distribution of foods
Preparing and producing foods for conferences and banquets
To ensure that all areas/equipment within the kitchen and onsite vending machines are cleaned to a high standard using appropriate chemicals following manufacturers instructions.To be successful in this role, you'll need
GCSE or equivalent English
Good general standard of education (essential)
City & Guilds 706/1 or equivalent (essential) Basic Food Preparation Cooking
City & Guilds 706/2 or equivalent (essential) Basic Food Preparation Cooking
Basic Food Hygiene
Intermediate Food Hygiene
Supervising qualification or working towards
Able to communicate with patients, visitors and staff at all levels
Able to cope with ease under pressure
Preparing and producing quality food to a high standard
Knowledge of menu planning and costing
Knowledge of stock systems, ordering, stock control and supervising staff
Knowledge of COSHH
Health and Safety
HR and staff development Experience
Security within a secure unit Where you will be working
Location: Everest Road, Atherton, Manchester, M46 9NT
You will be working at The Spinney, a service which offer a range of care settings for male patients with personality disorder and/or mental illness. The purpose-built medium, low secure and rehabilitation wards, as well as a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) are all set within an 11 acre site with extensive woodland and landscaped areas.
You will be working alongside a multidisciplinary team at The Spinney who have previously been recognised by the Association of Psychological Therapies (APT) for their ability to reinforce positive behaviour, prevention of challenging behaviour and successful interventions in a secure care setting.
What you will get
Annual salary of £18,360
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Enhanced Maternity PackageThere is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.
About your next employer
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.
Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.
With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.
Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure