Skip to main content

Employer heading

North Bristol NHS Trust logo
Please wait, loading

Chef - Band 3

Band 3

Main area
Chef - Catering
Band 3
Full Time - Permanent
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Rotational - 07:00-1500 or 10:00-18:00 with 6 other staff)
Job ref
Southmead Hospital
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum
Salary period
31/08/2022 23:59

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via Trac or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your Trac Account and email accounts.

Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


Job overview

This advert may close early, if we have received a sufficient amount of applications. Therefore you are highly advised to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.


Patient Catering Chef -  Band 3

We are looking for a fully qualified chef to be part of our in-house catering team, you will be required to cook freshly prepared food using fresh local ingredients in a cost effective way. You will be part of a team of chefs. 

Working pattern:  Rotational - 7:00-15:00 or 10:00-18:00

with 6 other staff

Salary: £20,330 - £21,777 per annum 

Main duties of the job

Duties will include:

Preparing and cooking food for staff

Planning and producing Hospitality menus 

Supervising within the team on a shift by shift basis

The post holder will be providing instruction to less senior grades of staff as and when require on a daily basis.
The post holder will be deputising for senior/head chef as and when designated in the absence of the senior/head chef on a day to day basis.

The post holder will deal with telephone enquiries including requests for meals.

The post holder will be responsible for responding to customer’s comments for the restaurant and satellite units 
The post holder will be responsible for working as part of a team to provide efficient and effective services in a caring and professional manner.

The post holder will be responsible for completing one’s own weekly timesheets and checking all others within the team.

The post holder will be responsible for Promoting a professional attitude in all aspects of communication with customers e.g. all users of restaurant and satellite units service etc.

The post holder is responsible for undertaking any training necessary to help promote the professional image of Catering Department

The post holder must ensure strict adherence and compliance with Department of Health guidelines in terms of time and temperature control.

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust is an ambitious teaching and research organisation, and a specialist regional centre for Major Trauma, Neurosciences, Plastics and Burns, Orthopaedics and Renal services.  

The Trust has a turnover of over £600m and over 8,000 staff which are predominately based in our state-of-the-art building on the Southmead Hospital site.  The Trust is proud that our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Title: Chef

Grade: Band 3

Department: Patient Catering 

Directorate: Facilities

Location/Base: Southmead Hospital


Preparation, cooking, portioning and service of all types of meals/food, including special culinary items and diets. To deliver a high quality and efficient service for patients, visitors and staff.
Clearing and cleaning of work area to maintain a clean and safe environment supervision of Catering Assistants or mentoring of trainees in the absence of the Head Chef or Food Production Manager. Providing advice to catering staff on all aspects of food and menu preparation. There are no budgetary responsibilities but this post will assist with menu planning. Deals with patient /customer complaints.

Must display a professional attitude at all times including wearing correct uniform, footwear and minimum jewellery, in line with individual departmental policies and requirements. You will act in a courteous manner to all patients, staff, visitors and work colleagues.

Must be fully conversant with and ensure compliance with the Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point system in operation.

The post holder must ensure a high standards of personal hygiene in accordance with NBT policy of Food Safety and Pest Control.

Person specification

city and guilds 706/1/2

Essential criteria
  • Must have qualification of 706/1/2
Desirable criteria
  • Must have Basic Food Hygine Cirtificate


Essential criteria
  • Must have evidence of large scale cooking
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in a supervisory role

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)

Applicant requirements

This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Paula Thornell
Job title
Patient Catering Manager
Email address
Telephone number
011741 40651
Additional information

Efie Kotta