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Part Time Chef

Elysium Healthcare




Posted: 29/03/2024

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Are you looking for a part-time chef role where you can be creative and work with a dedicated team? If so, join Bromley Road Hospital as a Part-time Chef working 15 hours a week.

As a crucial part of the kitchen team, you’ll play a vital role in crafting daily meals for service users, staff and visitors. Dive into food preparation and elevate your role by providing guidance and training to your peers.

There are regular activities, events and special occasions throughout the year which you’ll also cater for – World Food day, Christmas, Easter, Family Day and many more. In other words, plenty of chance to be creative and do something different.   

It’s a calm and pleasurable working environment, where you’ll be able to manage your workload and enjoy creating delicious meals. There’s a great social aspect to this role where you can interact with people outside the kitchen regularly. 

As a Part-time Chef you will be:

Supporting the Head Chef for the day-to-day running of the kitchen.

Maintaining good food storage procedures and stock rotation according to established procedures.

Preparing, planning and cooking meals to a consistently high standard, taking account of any special requests or dietary requirements within the unit.

Serving service users, staff and visitors with food and beverage in a professional and courteous services manner.

Preparing and producing foods for conferences and banquets.

Participating in food costings through effective cost control procedures.

Adhering to the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ standards and record keeping.

Adhering strictly to Food Hygiene Regulations and other safety procedures at all times.

Taking full shift responsibility for the catering operation

Assisting the Head Chef by researching and creating new menus ensuring meals are of a high quality and compliment healthy eating guidelines.

Correctly filling of all paperwork in relation to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) i.e. Fridge temperatures, food temperature logs and cleaning schedules

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

To be 18 years or older

GCSE or equivalent English

City & Guilds 706/1 and 2 (or equivalent) Basic Food Preparation Cooking

Basic Food Hygiene (essential)

Intermediate Food hygiene (desirable)

Previous experience in a similar environment

Previous experience in delivering a service on mass

Menu planning, costing, ordering, stock control and budget experience·   

Where you will be working:

Location: 84-86 Bromley Road, Catford, London, SE6 2UR

You will work at Bromley Road, a rehabilitation service for men and women with enduring mental health issues, complex needs and complicated addiction problems. We accept service users who have a forensic history and those who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, amended 2007.

You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team to deliver positive support and risk reduction strategies, as well as providing opportunities for social inclusion and building skills for independent living.

The team at Bromley Road work alongside service users, supporting them in their therapy programmes, building coping strategies and increasing their life skills. The aim at Bromley Road is to keep the length of stay to a minimum by planning discharge at the point of admission. Communication with families and valued support networks are encouraged by an experienced and values led staff team.

What you will get as a Part-time Chef:

Annual salary of £24,000 (Pro Rata)

The equivalent of 33 days annual leave – plus your birthday off! (Pro Rata)

Free meals and parking

Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.

Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.

Pension contribution to secure your future.

Life Assurance for added peace of mind.

Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more. 

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities& Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure

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