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Chef

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
catering
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
331-B6210821-B
Site
Furness General Hospital
Town
Cumbria
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 pro rata per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
02/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.


Job overview

We are currently looking at recruiting a Chef within our busy kitchen  

Are you that Chef who has natural flare and cooking is your passion?  then you might be the Chef we are looking for we are looking for someone who can work of their own initiative and bring different ideas to our pastry area of the department  

The ideal candidates should have achieved their Food Preparation and cooking NVQ level 2 or the equivalent, have good communication skills and be able to work under pressure.  

The candidates should hold their Food foundation certificate/Basic food hygiene and have knowledge of working within a large industrial kitchen 

Within your role you will be required to contribute on going to your own personal development with support from the departmental management team 

 

Main duties of the job

The candidates should hold their Food foundation certificate/Basic food hygiene and have knowledge of working within a large industrial kitchen 

Be able to work under pressure and work off own imitative and work as a a large team  

Good Knowledge of working in  an industrial kitchen providing nutritional wholesome food 

Ensuring that the patients within our car  receive the best care

hold the food foundation level 2 and intermediate food hygiene not essential as full training will be given 

Knowledge of working within a large industrial kitchen 

Within your role you will be required to contribute on going to your own personal development with support from the departmental management team 

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Qualification to NVQ level two food preparation and cooking ,
  • Foundation food Hygiene Qualification
  • Relevant working experience in a restaurant hotel kitchen or Current working knowledge of a bulk service production kitchen.
  • Experience
  • Relevant working experience in a restaurant hotel kitchen or Current working knowledge of a bulk service production kitchen.
  • Deal with internal and external communication using both verbal and written material
  • Deal with a diverse range of people face to face and on the phone in a confident professional and tactful manner
  • Able to communicate within a team and provide diverse feedback to colleagues and line managers
  • Skills, ability and knowledge
  • Deal with shortage in provisions and staffing and adjust the menus ensuing a full choice is maintain for both the patient and non-patient feeding.
  • Use projected production figures to assess quantity of food, staffing required to maintain an adequate service
Desirable criteria
  • Hold or be prepared to work towards NVQ level three food related qualification.
  • Hold or work towards Intermediate / Advanced food Hygiene Qualification
  • Visit patients and clients to discuss dietary requirements, menu items and preferred eating options
  • Can present information which is logically structured and jargon free
  • Update own knowledge Research of eating habits and food trends, to ensure a modern and up to date food service to achieved
  • Is able to prepare work in advance, effectively withstanding workload pressure and can meet deadlines.
  • Is able to prepare work in advance, effectively withstanding workload pressure and can meet deadlines.
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Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Tracy Litt
Job title
Site Service Mnager
Email address
tracy.litt@mbht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01229 491001

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Address
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