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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/08/2021.

Job Reference: J177-A-21-0588

Employer:
Equilibrium Healthcare
Location:
Didsbury
Salary:
£22,000 - £25,000 + Sociable Hours

Are you an experienced Chef or Sous Chef looking to develop a service to become a national leader in the healthcare industry?

Jigsaw Hospital is on a journey of Innovation and Excellence as we invest heavily into the Hospital and our service users and staff who call it home. With ground-breaking Virtual Reality Technology, Innovative Healthcare Solutions, Industry-leading Employee Benefits package, and unmatched staffing structure, we are building something truly special.

We are looking for a highly skilled professional cook who can oversee the operations of our kitchen for our 34-bed Independent Hospital producing excellent food for our deserving residents.
EHC does things a little differently when it comes to our Nursing Home and Hospital Cooking. You will help design a flexible, nutritious, and entertaining mealtime experience for our service users, providing autonomy with how and what they can order.

We ask that you have:

  • 2+ years experience as a Chef / Sous in a full-service restaurant.
  • 1+ years experience in a supervisory role managing a kitchen.
  • Dedicated to food quality and control.
  • Creative and Passionate
  • Strong knowledge of proper food handling and sanitation standards.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.


Jigsaw Hospital provides 24-hour nursing care for adults, males, and females, with a diagnosis of mental illness, learning disability, and Personality Disorder. The food we cook has a huge impact on their day-to-day lives and overall wellbeing, so it is imperative we get this right. The Hospital has recently undergone some great refurbishment work, with future plans in motion.

As part of the major refurbishment, we would like our Chef to come on board and support the service in making positive decisions for the benefit of its residents.

We would like to offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Sociable Hours - 40 hour, Full-Time, Permanent
  • Generous Employee Benefits Package.
  • Access to CPD.
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage.
  • Free Parking.

About Us

At Equilibrium Healthcare, we put the needs of those we care for first.

Established in 1993, we are an innovative healthcare provider focussing on the lives and welfare of our service users, residents and staff. We own and operate five services across Greater Manchester, UK. This includes Nursing Homes, Supported Living and Independent Hospitals, primarily in Mental Health.

Combining person-centred care with technological innovation and creatively refurbished spaces, all five of our services have been rated ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Mission: Our approach centres on the equality and human rights of all our service users, ensuring each person feels respected as an individual in surroundings that feel like home.





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