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Executive Chef

Job Reference: 222-BM-811

West London NHS Trust
Estates and Ancillary
£29,452 - £38,377 pa Inc

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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West London NHS Trust provides a full range of local mental health services to the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital across a wider catchment area.


We positively welcome applications from people with a lived experience of either mental health conditions or learning disabilities and people who represent diverse communities.


West London NHS Trust


Broadmoor Hospital


Vacancy for Executive Chef Manager


Band 6


Salary £29,452 - £38,377


West London NHS Trust provides a full range of mental health services, including high secure services in Broadmoor Hospital.




We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Executive Chef Manager to provide excellent leadership for the department. Be responsible for all aspects of managing the high level of delivery and expectations to our patients, retail outlets and hospitality service. Ambitious and commercially aware, with the presence and personality to influence the day-to-day business, you'll maximize the performance of your team. Leading by example and setting high quality food standards, you'll enhance sales and provide our patients and customers with great service.


Ensuring the operation is provided safely as per current legislation and maintain food operational systems and compliance. Conduct regular team training and support the ongoing technical skills development for the team. The post holder will manage approx. 25 WTE in house staff across.


Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will have as a minimum the following knowledge and experience:


    • City and Guilds 706/3 / NVQ Level 3 in Food Preparation / Hospitality degree or equivalent experience


    • Level 3 Food Hygiene


    • IOSH Managing Safely


    • Managerial and Retail experience in similar environment for 3-years


    • Healthcare setting experience


    • Food service and concept development


    • Sound knowledge of Food Hygiene, Health and Safety and compliance


    • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery


    • Interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills


    • Computer literacy


    • Financial management of large budgets and commercial acumen


    • Ability to liaise with food suppliers


We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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