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“We get to treat our patients as individuals rather than a number in a bed. Wouldn’t you love a job where you can make a real difference every day?”

We are looking for an experienced Chef to support our catering team.  This is an opportunity to join an organisation that 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.

Location: Lancaster
Full time 37.5 hours per week over a 7 day rota
Shifts: 5 x 7.5 hour days a week as per rota (including some weekends)
Contract: Permanent
Pay: *£18,018 – £18,564 per annum (dependant on pension scheme)
Pension Scheme: 8% employer contribution (*NHS Pension Scheme available subject to eligibility)
Closing Date: 17th January 2020

Job Purpose:

Respond to patient’s individual needs and the patrons of our successful Courtyard Café, ensuring that high quality, appetising food is prepared in a safe, hygienic environment in line with current legislation and hospice policies & procedures.

Flexibility to work additional hours when required would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact James Foster (Commercial Catering Supervisor) on 01524 382538 or email [email protected].

Please view our Job Description and Person Specification before applying.

We offer:

  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays for full time employees. Pro rata for part time
  • Life assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Minimum 8% employer contributions to a pension scheme (see below for further details)
  • Maternity & paternity benefits
  • Beautiful working environment
  • Reflective Practice Supervision Groups
  • Continuing professional development

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

*NHS pension can be continued if you have contributed within the last 12 months. If you are not eligible to join the NHS pension scheme St John’s Hospice provide an 8% group scheme pension.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy please complete our online Application for Employment below.

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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 ‘spent’. A fee of £44.80 is applicable for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check or £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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