Estates & Facilities | Catering (0331)
Onsite - Hospital/Hospice
Employment type
DBS required
Closing date

As General Assistant Chef at Butterworth, you’ll prepare well balanced nutritional meals for a range of service users with unique dietary requirements and maintain excellent standards of hygiene and safety.

The post holder is required to meet standards in line with agreed policy, procedures, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) profitability and productivity. The requirement for this role is to maintain good customer and colleague relations at all times.

Be responsible for the supervision of a general assistant, maintenance of temperature records and maintain the 5 star Food hygiene rating.

The Catering Department provides and effective and efficient food service within the wards and hospitality events, ensuring the highest food safety standards at all times to patients, visitors and staff.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John’s.

Am I the right person for this General Assistant Chef (Butterworth) role? 

  • City and Guilds 7061/7062 or equivalent NVQ or SVQ Level 2 General Catering or equivalent essential
  • HACCP Level 2
  • Previous experience of working in kitchens
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work closely with service users and communicate effectively with them
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing essential
  • Have a good standard of English language both written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressured environment & work to deadlines
  • Have flexible working attitude and remain calm pressure and stressful situation
  • Ability to work under pressure with strong organisational skills

What are the Responsibilities of this General Assistant Chef (Butterworth) role? 

  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene at all times, adhering to the rules and regulations as laid out in the hospitals procedures and policies.
  • Ensure that all food is correctly and safely prepared and stored
  • Ensure food is presented in a way which meets agreed the hospitals standards
  • Ensure all equipment is left clean at end of shift in line with systems in place
  • Reporting of equipment faults or concerns in line with agreed local procedures
  • Prepare cook and serve meals for patients, staff and visitors, ensuring the highest standards of food safety throughout the process.
  • Observe and maintain all necessary ‘due diligence’ records as required by HACCP and the hospitals policy and procedures
  • Adhere to standard recipes and methods and make the most economical use of all ingredients whilst maintaining a strict avoidance of waste.

Why apply for this role as General Assistant Chef (Butterworth)?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits; from 27 days annual leave, generous private healthcare cover, contributory pension schemes – including continuation of the NHS pension.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring
  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year
  • Ongoing training and development programmes
  • Discounts at local, national and online shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work loan scheme
  • Employee “Service Excellence” recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.