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We are looking for an experienced Chef to support our existing catering team as we prepare for the reopening of our successful Courtyard Cafe. This is the perfect role for a Chef looking for a new challenge in a busy and professional kitchen, with a real focus and passion for locally sourced, fresh produce.

St John’s Hospice has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission and has a 5* Food Hygiene rating. The successful candidate will have experience of producing high quality meals from raw produce for individuals with different dietary requirements. Flexibility to work additional hours when required would be advantageous.

For more information about our Courtyard Cafe please click here or watch our video below for a glimpse into what it’s like to work in our busy kitchen.


πŸ“ Location: St John’s Hospice, Lancaster

⏰ Hours: Full and Part Time vacancies available (minimum of 22.5 hours per week). Each shift is 7.5 hours long, within the hours of 7.30am and 6pm. No split shifts.

βœ… Role Type: Permanent

πŸ’° Pay: Β£18,540* – Β£19,125 per annum

πŸ’š Holiday: 27 days & 8 bank holidays (7 weeks per year / full time contract)

πŸ’š Pension: 8% employer contribution (*NHS Pension Scheme available subject to availability criteria)


Main duties include:

  • Respond to patient’s individual needs in our care and all patrons of our successful Courtyard Cafe.
  • Ensuring high quality, appetising food is prepared in a safe, hygienic environment in line with current legislation and hospice policies and procedures.

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to James Foster, Commercial Catering Manager or Paul Colley, Head of Facilities on 01524 382538.


We offer:

πŸ’š 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees.

πŸ’š Life assurance

πŸ’š Health Cash Plan

πŸ’š Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme

πŸ’š Maternity & paternity benefits

πŸ’š Continuing professional development

πŸ’š Cycle to work scheme

πŸ’š Car lease scheme

πŸ’š Free on-site parking

Please click here to see more benefits available to our employees.



Please email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

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All correspondence relating to this vacancy including interview invites will be sent by EMAIL only. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Oder) 1975 (as amended in 2013). It will be necessary for a submission for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please complete your Application For Employment accurately ensuring you include all criminal convictions including those that would otherwise be considered β€˜spent’. A fee of Β£44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or Β£27.80 for a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check which will be carried out as part of our pre-employment check process, if applicable.


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