East Lancashire Hospice

Chef De Partie

Post Title:                Chef De Partie

Responsible to:     Lee Hyatt (Catering Lead)

Type of Contract:  Permanent

Hours:                           25

Salary WTE:              £19,498     

Pro Rata:                     £12,999

Closing Date:           25th July 2021

Interview Date:        3rd and 4th August 2021

This post involves regular, direct unsupervised access to vulnerable adults and therefore is exempt from the Rehabi­lita­tion of Offenders Act 1974

East Lancs Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice is a registered charity, founded in 1984. We support and care for patients with a life limiting illness, their families and others close to them. We provide this in a number of ways; at the hospice and in people’s own homes across our community of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

With appro­ximately 120 employees and over 250 volunteers, our people are our biggest asset whom we value tremen­do­usly. Our services to the local community would not be possible without our motivated and caring workforce who always strive to deliver excellence in all that they do. The hospice is a unique and special place, kindness and compassion are qualities that run throughout the hospice and our people truly believe in what we do.

Chef De Partie

A new opportunity has arisen as part of the re-structure of our catering team, for a Chef de Partie working circa 25 hours flexibly over seven days with two days off. Due to the nature of the organisation being a charity, the catering department is assisted through many of our wonderful volunteers and so this chef de partie position will be different than your ‘everyday’ chef job.

You will be responsible with assisting in the high quality of food preparation, cooking and finishing to support the smooth running of the catering team. As the Chef de Partie you will contribute to the quality of the food and speed of service for both our patients and Café Retreat.

The Successful Candidate

You will have experience in a similar assistant chef position and be able to work as part of a brigade in a busy service. You will have a sound culinary knowledge and preferably be qualified to level 3 in Professional Cookery. Strong hygienic practices and a good awareness of food safety management systems are crucial for this post along with strong commu­nica­tion skills.

The hospice staff and volunteers are paramount to the success of the hospice and therefore it is extremely important the successful applicant for this Chef de Partie post has strong people skills, a positive attitude and approachable nature. You must contribute to a high level of service whilst adopting our core values in everything you do.

Our core values: to care, listen, respect and work together to support people to live well until they die and support those affected by death.

What we offer

In return, the salary for this post is £12,999 for 25 hours, worked between 8am and 5pm over up to 5 days of 7, including one weekend in every three.  The catering team have an excellent working kitchen with strong culinary experience throughout with Café Retreat recently being awarded a 5* hygiene rating.

We have an excellent, colla­borative working environment with a generous holiday allowance of 27 days + Bank Holidays with the option to buy additional days. You will have access to learning and development oppor­tuni­ties, ongoing training, and funded access to a private health scheme. There is also onsite parking and an onsite Café with reduced staff prices.

Aside from the terms and conditions detailed above, you will joining a very special and unique orga­nisa­tion, where people are at the heart of everything we do.


For further information relating to the job duties, please refer to the job description by clicking ‘Job Description’ below.

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete an application form or send your CV directly to Recruitment@Eastlancshospice.org.uk

Please make sure you specify which job you are applying for, and include supporting information outlining your relevant skills and experience applicable to the job.

Please note that references will not be contacted at this stage, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

All enquiries and further information regarding the above can be obtained from the recruiting manager.

Name: Lee Hyatt             

Email: Lee.hyatt@eastlancshospice.org.uk

Telephone: 01254 287038

Application forms and job descriptions are available to download below.

Alter­­natively, these documents can be obtained from the general admi­­nis­­tra­­tion team on: 01254 287016