Kitchen Porter

  • Location
    Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Hospitality and Catering
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Hospitality, Tourism & Travel - Kitchen Porter / Food Assistant

Adecco are proud to be working with a company who are expanding their kitchen team, see details below:

Job Title: Kitchen Porter

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Salary: £18,278

Hours: 37 hours per week - working 5 out of 7 between the hours of 7am-6pm (could be as late as 11.30pm if working in the bar area but rota is given in advance)


  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 27 after 2 years' service + bank holidays

  • Christmas Shutdown (3 days annual leave must be saved)

  • Cycle to work (£3k limit)

  • Season tickets loan

  • "Coffee Club" - 60 hot drinks a month for £15 from salary

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • NUS card for discounts in a range of areas

  • Confidential Counselling, Staff well being and Mental Health Services

  • Training and learning opportunities through Staff development, Staff Networks and Societies.

Purpose of Role

This job is focused on keeping the kitchen clean at all times in order to have a hygienic environment, and ensure we meet the highest food hygiene standards and health and safety regulations.

Key responsibilities within your new role would be to:

  • Check goods inwards, ensure stock is rotated and that stock movement is recorded according to procedures.

  • Undertake general kitchen tasks including washing up, using the dishwasher, food preparation, cleaning catering equipment and daily / weekly cleaning duties as per the roster.

  • Ensure the kitchens are kept to a high standard of cleanliness in line with hygiene regulations, maintain a clean walk-in fridge, freezer, and storeroom.

  • Ensure chemicals are stored correctly in line with the COSHH folder.

  • Commit to your own personal development and that of your colleagues through effective use of the appraisal system and staff development service.

  • Monitor daily collection and undertake the cleaning of dirty laundry and removal of waste from the kitchen, ensuring waste is held in the correct containers and the compound is tidy at all times.

  • Drive the catering vehicle to deliver stock, equipment and prepared food to other outlets.

  • Attend regular team meetings and staff development sessions.

  • Other duties as allocated by the Head Chef.

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, students and visitors.

  • Resolve day to day operational needs independently, referring to management when advice is needed.

  • Organise resources to deliver the food service operation.

  • Ensure supplies are available to meet the demands of the catering department.

  • Report any health & safety issues to your manager.

Experience and skills required for this position:

  • Clean, UK driving licence

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate

  • Ability to follow instruction

  • Ability to be flexible as per your working pattern and the business needs.

  • Ability to use your initiative

  • The ability to work under pressure

  • Team player

  • Previous experience within a catering environment

Next steps:

If this sounds like an ideal position for you and you have the experience outlined above, then please apply today and you will be contacted by a member of our team if your CV matches our requirements.

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