Head Chef

Employer Information

NI Hospice

E: hr@nihospice.org

T: 028 9078 1836

W: https://www.nihospice.org/

Post:                    Head Chef
Hours:                 37.5 hours per week
Contract:             Full Time, Permanent
Salary:                 £24,313 to £28,287 per annum*
Location:             Horizon House, 18 O’Neill Road, Newtownabbey
Reports to:          Estates Operations Manager

*Whilst the full salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint at the lower end of the range.  This ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours.


This role is responsible for the provision of high quality and professional catering service within Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. 

The post holder will also be responsible for the day-to-day operational management, provision of food service to patients, staff and visitors. The post holder will ensure a high quality, cost effective and resourceful service delivery, including restaurant service and catering functions for staff and visitors, at the Children’s Hospice including developing and improving this service quality initiatives in a friendly and efficient customer care service. 

The post holder will maximise income generation through menu planning and cost analysis within the catering function, focusing on procurement, identifying suppliers to support a cost and quality analysis approach and best value contract terms.  
This role will be responsible for managing a dedicated team of cooks and catering staff, and the day-to-day supervision of staff so that they can carry out their duties in a safe and competent manner in line with catering hygiene requirements. This will include food hygiene and safe operation of catering equipment within the various areas of catering function, offering guidance and support to all the Catering team.
For further information please refer to the Job Description and Specification below. If you have any queries, please contact a member of the People & Development Team on 02890 781836.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th March 2024 at 4.00 pm (we recommend that applications are submitted at least 15 minutes prior to the closing time to ensure technical difficulties are not encountered).

For guidance on how to apply using our online application platform GetGot, or troubleshooting any potential issues, please refer to the following link: GetGot FAQ's

Please note all correspondence will be sent to the email address provided on your application form. Please ensure to check your 'junk/spam' folder as due to personal email security settings, emails can sometimes appear here. Any email correspondence will come from an email address ending in @nihospice.org.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.


  • Permanent
  • Horizon House
  • Closing date: Friday 08 Mar 2024
  • Salary: £24313
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