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Catering Assistant

Priory Group
Full Time

Job Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital Ticehurst offers a safe and supportive service for adults and adolescents with menatal health problems and has a range of facilities available to aid recovery.  We have 70 beds across 3 services lines which are:

1. CAMHS -Tier 4 (13 beds) and HDU (13 beds)

2. Adult Acute Admissions (23 beds)

3. Rehabilitation and Recovery (21 beds), adults with long enduring mental health difficulties.

We also have an outpatient service.

Founded over 215 years ago the hospital stands in 48 acres of grounds, providing a tranquil and beautiful environment. Located in the heart of East Sussex on the outskirts of the A21 and A26, with easy access to M25, the Hospital has strong links with the local community and provides access to local amenities.

Our aim is to work collaboratively with our service users to provide the best quality care, improve the quality of their lives and help them achieve the highest level of indepencdence and dignity, embracing service users needs using a holistic and person centred approach.

Job Advert Role Description

We have an opportunity for a Catering Assistant to assist with the operation of a catering service within a Priory unit.

Ensures all cleaning within the kitchen, catering and servery areas (as appropriate) is completed in a timely and efficient manner and complies with the company’s Assured Safe Catering standards.

The role holder undertakes routine and regular tasks with discretion to prioritise work, but where judgements and decisions will have a marginal impact on the catering operation.

Usually works within existing processes and procedures, however, the nature of food preparation will require some creative thinking.

In return, we offer excellent working conditions and a range of benefits, which include 5 weeks holiday, a contributory pension scheme, competitive salary, free parking and  subsidised meals when on duty.

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.