Nightingale Hospital is the only private mental health hospital in Central London, with over 30 years of experience in delivering specialised, evidence-based treatments in outpatient, day patient and inpatient settings.

Our dedicated team of specialists are committed to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of mental health conditions, including eating disorders and addictions. Conveniently located, we are a two-minute walk from Marylebone mainline and Underground stations, and within a ten-minute walk of Baker Street and Edgware Road Underground stations.

We are owned by the international medical group Orpea, delivering the full spectrum of psychiatric care, and high-quality care home and rehabilitation services across the globe.

The main purpose of the job

Reporting directly to the Head Chef, the catering assistant is primarily responsible for assisting with the day-to-day runnings of the hospital restaurant and room service.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the preparation of food as directed by the chef
  • Assisting with the serving of food within the restaurant and the maintenance of a clean and tidy environment
  • Serving food and assisting diners in a friendly, polite and approachable manner
  • Assisting with room service operations and taking food and refreshments to patients, the boardroom and other venues across the hospital as required

Salary: £18,500.00 per annum, plus an additional London Allowance of £4,000 per annum added to all permanent posts (pro-rata for part-time roles)

Job type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), rostered to meet the needs of the hospital


The following skills and qualifications are desirable:

  • Basic level of education
  • 1 year of experience in a similar role
  • Food hygiene qualifications
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work as a team and take direction
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business

Main benefits

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salaries + an additional London allowance of £4,000 per annum added to all permanent posts (pro-rata for part-time roles).
  • Negotiable relocation allowance
  • 25 days’ annual leave (increasing up to 30 with long service), plus bank holidays
  • A ‘refer a nurse scheme’ paying £2000 per successful recruit
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD) and training
  • Generous company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • 100% of NMC registration renewal paid (subject to meeting the criteria)
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • On-site restaurant with subsidised staff meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Perkbox Medical, which provides 24-hour access to a private GP service
  • An extensive Perkbox staff benefits package, offering a comprehensive range of discounts and access to well-being apps
  • Free life assurance cover (4x salary)
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards the cost of glasses (if required)
  • Long service recognition*
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay*
  • Long-term disability insurance*

*Subject to T&Cs

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  • Marylebone, London

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