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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2022.

Job Reference: 449-CP2054

Solent NHS Trust
£20,330 - £21,777 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Solent NHS Trust are looking for a Chef/Team Leader who has catering experience, and is looking for an opportunity to help improve the patient, staff and visitor catering experience at Western Community Hospital.

The post holder will provide cover for all areas of the catering function both for patients and in our staff and visitor retail outlet. The role will require you to help lead a small team and be responsible for ordering, completing paperwork, staff 1-2-1's and rostering as well as other role specific tasks. You will be part of a highly motivated team which is dedicated to providing a clean, safe and caring environment for patients.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, motivation and an ability to work within a team. A full programme of training and development will be available to the successful candidate. This would suit someone with a caring outlook who sees that mealtime, whilst in hospital, is a vital element to health recovery.

For more information on this post, please contact Nasrin Ahmed on


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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