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Sous Chef - Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead

Salary Details:
10.78 per hour
13 Oct 2020
About The Role
Huntercombe Maidenhead is in Taplow, within 1/2 mile of junction 7 of the M4, two miles from Maidenhead and six miles from Windsor. The hospital is set in a 13th century manor house with extensive gardens, we look after children and young people aged 12 to 18 years with mental health needs. We are a Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) hospital.

We are recruiting a Sous Chef to carry out duties to the required standards as efficiently and effectively as possible as part of the production team, to provide a high quality service providing safe and nutritious food to patients, staff and visitors in compliance with the Food Safety Regulations. This post requires good communication skills.

Key Accountabilities:
• In the absence of the Head Chef, to be responsible for the Catering Department as designated.
• To be able to work mainly on own initiative and unsupervised adhering at all times to procedures and complying with the food safety regulations.
• To train and mentor new members of staff and supervise catering staff in the absence of the Head Chef.
• To receive and store food and other goods, ensuring they are of the required specification and quality.
• To ensure the correct portioning, labelling and packaging of food items in line with food safety standards.
• To prepare, cook and store meals for patients, staff and hospitalities and theme days in accordance with standardised recipes and all preferences relating to dietary requirements, food allergies and intolerance’s.
• To complete daily quality report sheets to include all food cooking & chilling and equipment temperatures and report any untoward issues to the Head Chef.
• To make the most efficient use of provisions and equipment to minimise waste.
• To participate in the loading of food trolleys, probe food items and record temperatures.
• Monitor dining room food service and replenish meals to ensure sufficient food is available throughout service.
• To adhere to and maintain all set standards and follow appropriate policies and procedures to include duty rotas, standardised recipes to comply with food safety standards.
• To receive telephone calls and in person requests, issue supplies and record all outgoings.
• To work in a methodical, organised manner to ensure all preparation workstations are kept clean and safe at all times.
• To adhere to THG’s and departmental set codes of practise on hygiene and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene.
• To report any sightings of pest to Head Chef.
• To wear appropriate approved protective clothing provided in accordance with role and food hygiene policy.
• To safely operate and report all faulty equipment to Head Chef.
• To undertake training sessions to update skills, knowledge and good practice in accordance with the level of work activity and responsibility.
• To attend staff meetings as appropriate.
• To inform and seek advice from Head Chef should any concerns arise which may affect the smooth running of the department.
• To carry out all duties, adhering to manual handling and lifting procedures/practice.
• To receive and communicate information effectively to all levels of personnel.
• To promote a positive and professional image of the catering services and offer advice on Food Production issues as appropriate.
This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week.
About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay
• 2 week’s paid paternity leave
• Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
• A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
• The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
• Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
• A range of staff discounts
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.