Hospital Chef
Ref: CYG10996


  • Location
  • Wast Hills Hospital (Autism Service), Wast Hill House, Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton, Nr Bromsgrove, B38 9ET
  • Salary
  • £9.02ph
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2020
  • Hospital Chef

    We are looking for an outstanding Chef/Cook who’s passionate about food and wants to make a difference.

    You’ll be working 30 hours a week over 3 days, creating an excellent experience for the people in our care.

    Our units specialise in mental health - in particular complex needs, autism and learning diabilities.

    With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career in a vibrant, supportive culture tailored to help you thrive.

    Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while being part of an organisation that cares about helping people.

    Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Cygnet Wast Hills provides assessment and treatment for men with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support individuals who may be detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement

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    Your day-to-day...

    • Prepare, cook & serve nutritional, balanced and appetising meals
    • Provide special diets, taking into account individual preferences & needs  
    • Liaise with nursing colleagues to meet patients’ nutritional & dietary needs
    • Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen, service areas & dining room
    • Ensure compliance with health & safety standards and Food Hygiene Regulations
    • Handle, maintain & store kitchen equipment in accordance with Cygnet procedures
    • Use chemicals in line with Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations

     

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Expert supervision & support
    • Employee referral scheme
    • Enhanced maternity
    • Free Health Cash plan
    • 24 hours free GP support line
    • Free life assurance cover
    • Free eye tests
    • Car lease discounts
    • Discounted gym membership
    • Free mortgage broker and Insurance cover
    • Pension scheme
    • Employee NHS - discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

     

    You are...

    • A skilled Chef/Cook who can work under pressure
    • Preferably experienced in the care sector
    • Able to plan nourishing & attractive menus within available budgets
    • The holder of a food hygiene certificate, with good personal hygiene standards
    • Polite & professional, with a positive attitude to internal & external quests at all times
    • An excellent communicator able to liaise with people at all levels
    • Able to work under your own initiative, as part of a team & under supervision
    • [Qualified in catering to City & Guilds 706: 1 & 2 level or NVQ Level 2/3]

     

     

    Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

  • Location Information
  • Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Cygnet Wast Hills is an award winning Outstanding CQC rated specialist autism hospital, which provides assessment and treatment for up to 25 men and women with autism, who are also living with learning disabilities and complex needs.

    Cygnet Wast Hills is an impressive period property, set in six acres of gardens and formerly part of the Cadbury estate. The service consists of three autism provisions, which provide different levels of support depending on the individual.

    Within Cygnet Wast Hills there are many good sized living areas and people can choose to use a gender specific lounge or be in mixed company. Other facilities include two on site sensory rooms, a computer room and two activity rooms. In addition there is a life skills kitchen where people are supported to make their own drinks and prepare food. The people we support at Wast Hills also have access to extensive outside space.

    Cygnet Wast Hills has received the Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society (NAS)

    Some of Our Recent Awards at Wast Hills

    • National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 – The Great Autism Practice Award - Wast Hills Team (Winner)
    • National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 – The Learning Disability Nurse Award – Charge Nurse Warren Cocker (Finalist)
    • RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – The Learning Disability Nurse Award – Charge Nurse Warren Cocker (Finalist)
    • Laing Buisson Awards 2017 – Rising Star Award – Amy Childs (Former Service Manager, now Midlands Consultant Nurse) (Winner)
    • Nursing Times Awards 2017 – Team of the Year Award – Wast Hills Team (Finalist)

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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