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Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
Poole, United Kingdom £18,005 - £19,337 Per annum.
Permanent & Full-time NHS_B07QBLGE1VUX


Job Reference: 428-ATR11543-A

Employer: Department: Catering Location: Poole Hospital, Poole Salary: £18,005 - £19,337 Per annum.

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.

We are looking for a Chef to provide the following;
  • Ensuring food delivered and received meet with the Department's policy on standards and quality, by undertaking physical checks and temperature probing of all appropriate foodstuffs.
  • Check meals for quality, texture, taste and appearance, notifying and correcting problems as appropriate.
  • Must be capable of taking key decisions in the absence of the Head chef, in line with dept. procedures.
  • Check fridges/freezers and stores area daily and utilise short life items promptly and in accordance with dept policy.
  • To follow recipes accurately, so as to ensure correct number of portions produced.
  • To ensure that issues coincide with requisitions, reporting any shortfalls to line manager.
  • To ensure sufficient provisions are ordered to meet the needs of the menu.
  • Deal with all ward / customer liaisons in an effective and courteous manner at all times, whether over the telephone or on a one to one basis.
  • Ensure that all cooking is to the highest of standard's.
Closing date: 21-Oct-20

Proposed Interview date: week commencing 02-Nov-20

For further details / informal visits contact:

David Williams, Deputy Catering Manager

0300 019 2460

Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

  • To show us you are right for this job please relate your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.
  • You will find out if you have been shortlisted by checking your email (including junk and spam mail) and NHS jobs account regularly.
  • If you join us and need a DBS check we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost (dependent on your banding)
  • Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.
  • If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.
  • You will be joining a newly merged Trust and some Policies and local Terms and Conditions that apply to you will be confirmed in the coming months.
  • In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us.
  • Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).
  • Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.
  • Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

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