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Posted: 10/05/2022

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Position: Chef

Location: Fareham

Salary: £13.00 per hour

Hours: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 15.00

We have an exciting opportunity for someone who is dedicated, passionate and driven to become part of our Catering team at Uplands Hospital in Fareham.

Uplands is a specialist mental health rehabilitation hospital, located on the outskirts of Fareham, a market town at the north-west tip of Portsmouth Harbour, between the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton in south east Hampshire. The town can be accessed by rail or road links via the M27 and A27. Fareham is a modern and thriving town, offering a gateway to a wealth of social, vocational and educational opportunities.

Uplands is suitable for men and women with complex, severe or enduring mental health disorders, including those with behaviours that challenge or a history of

offending or drug/alcohol dependence. Many of our patients have transitioned from secure or acute services and require a period of active rehabilitation, prior to discharging to a community placement.

Key Criteria and Skills


Knowledge of Nutrition
Knowledge of Dietary Requirements (i.e. Halal/Diabetic/Vegan)
Good Communication
Ability to Plan Nourishing and Attractive Menus Within Available Budgets
Team Player
Works On Own Initiative
NVQ2 or Equivalent or Evidence of the Same Experience in Catering
Basic Food/Hygiene Certificate
Hospitality Experience
Experience of Working in a Kitchen
Experience of preparing fresh food to cover 2 main  meal timesDesirable

NVQ3 or Evidence of the same
Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
Experience of working in a care environmentThis is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties following appropriate discussion with their line manager.

Who we are!

The CareTech Group; established in 1994, and is one of the largest providers of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for vulnerable people to live in community settings. We support people to take control of their lives – this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.  

CareTech Community Services are proud to inform you that they are a “Disability Confident Leader”.

Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage. 

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.


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