Overview

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

You’ll be working full time 10 hour days, on a rota basis (Week 1: Mon, Tues, Sat, Sun / Week 2: Wed, Thurs, Fri) at Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital, creating an excellent experience for the people in our care. 

Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital is our state-of-the-art Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) hospital in Coventry.

The service supports young people aged between 12 and 18 with mental health needs in low secure, psychiatric intensive care and acute environments. The aim of the service is to help young people stabilise and return home as soon as possible.


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 who can work under pressure 
  • Preferably experienced in the care sector 
  • 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

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.

Job Reference: CYG36415

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