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Bank Chef

Salary Details:
£8.64 - £9.17 per hour
23 Jan 2020
About The Role

We at The Huntercombe Group are looking for a Bank 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.

Communication and Relationship Skills
• Maintain effective working relationships within team and all staff across THG.

About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package

•        Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
•        A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
•        Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
•        A range of staff discounts
•        Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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.
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.
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.