Overview

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

At Cygnet Alders we provide individualised care and treatment for females with complex mental health needs. Many of the service users we support also have co-existing physical health needs and require frequent physical health monitoring. We are a 20 bedded specialist hospital with good transport links and community access near Tuffley in Gloucester.

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 head 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
  • [Qualified in catering to City & Guilds 706: 1 & 2 level or NVQ Level 2/3] 

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: CYG36612

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