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Catering Assistant

Priory Group

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

Priory Hospital Southampton provides 40 beds, 12 of which are on a specialist eating disorder ward where meals require detailed attention to measurements and appearance.  Other services provided at the hospital include Addictions Treatment, young peoples ward (CAMHs) and treatment of most psychiatric low risk conditions.

Job Advert Role Description

As part of the Support Services team, our catering assistants provide support to our chefs and keep the dining room service delivery flowing waiting tables, serving meals and ensuring high standards of cleanliness in all our kitchens and the main dining room.

We are looking for a reliable catering assistant and this is an excellent opportunity to join the Priory Service in Southampton.

The shift available is

*Sunday 7-3 (total hrs 7.5)

We also have the opportunity to cover holidays and staff sickness if you are available.

What we'd like from you:

  • The ability to clean and deep clean the main kitchen, kitchenettes and dining room
  • The capability to be on your feet all day in a busy kitchen (a half hour unpaid lunch is in your shift if over 4hrs)
  • Your help to bring in deliveries of food and organise the fridges and storerooms including stock rotation
  • To assist the chefs where required in minor food preparation
  • To set and clear tables and assist the chefs to serve food during meal times
  • Understand basic numeracy and literacy
  • Be able to prioritise work
  • Have good communication skills as you will be interacting with Service Users as well as staff
  • COSHH knowledge is required but training will be given

For further information or an application form, please contact Laura Fehilly in Human  Resources on: 02380 840044 or email [Click here to apply]

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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.

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Priory Hospital Southampton, Hythe Road, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4WU

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