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Band 3

Main area
Band 3
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
15 hours per week
Job ref
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
23/01/2022 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status (or proof of any exemption) will form part of your pre-employment checks. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk    

Job overview

Southport Integrated Facilities are looking to recruit a conscientious and enthusiastic Chef to join our team going forward in these exciting times. Southport is a traditional cook trust that provides quality freshly prepared food to patients, staff and visitors alike.

The role involves working in all areas of the kitchen including pastry, breakfasts, vegetables, main courses and special dietary requirements.

Main duties of the job

The Catering Department based at Ormskirk Hospital is looking for an experienced Chef.

The ideal candidate should have good culinary skills and experience of large scale catering with an eye for detail.

Do you have City & Guilds 7061&2 or NVQ Level 2, experience in menu planning and good organisational skills?

Are you motivated and willing to work with the team around you?

 If so we can offer you:-

  • 15 hours per week working Monday - Sunday between the hours of 7.30am-8.00pm shifts, working weekends and Bank Holiday’s on a rota basis
  • Salary Band 3
  • 27 days holiday per year (pro- rata) rising to 29 after 5 years
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Essential Requirements: City and Guilds 7061/7062 or equivalent

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital.

This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities.

Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To provide a customer focused service
  • Preparation, cook and serve all types of food items, without direct supervision
  • To organise, deliver, develop and improve the catering service throughout the Trust
  • Ensure efficient management of all catering services
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation relating to risk management and security
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation relating to food safety management
  • Cleaning of structures, equipment and meal service components as specialised in work instructions
  • Store keeping including, checking deliveries, storage and stock rotation
  • At times to operate without the direct guidance of a team leader
  • Ensure a secure working environment for patients, visitors and staff
  • Promote and maintain point of sale
  • Undertake all aspects of the Cash handling process

Advert date - 22nd December 2021

Closing date - 23rd January 2022

Shortlisting date - 24th January 2022

Proposed Interview date - TBC

Person specification

NVQ Level 2

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 2
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 3

Food Safety Level 2

Essential criteria
  • Food Safety Level 2
Desirable criteria
  • NHS Experience

Basic computer skills

Essential criteria
  • Basic computer skills

HACCP Trained

Essential criteria
  • HACCP Trained
Desirable criteria
  • Cash handling

Large Scale Catering

Essential criteria
  • Large Scale Catering

Knowledge of allergens

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of allergens

Diatetic Knowledge

Desirable criteria
  • Diatetic Knowledge
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Further details / informal visits contact

Angela Wakefield
Job title
Catering Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01704 704091