Kitchen Porter
Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Salary From
£18,222 (£14,738) pro rata
Salary To
£18,747 (£15,162 ) pro rata
Kitchen Porter 

 This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a Kitchen Porter in one of the best schools in the country
Start date: 23rd April 2019

Salary: £18,222 - £18,747 per annum (Full time) £14,738 - £15,162 (pro rata) (Band 4, Ark Support Staff Payscale) Location: Ark Burlington Danes Academy, Wood Lane, London W12 0HR 
Nearest Tube station: White City (Central) or Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City, Circle) 

Deadline: Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 11:00am 

We are looking to recruit a Kitchen Porter to play an important role within the academy’s catering facilities. You will be a part of the team responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the primary and secondary school kitchens. You will be responsible for kitchen cleanliness, basic food preparation, and maintaining kitchen organisation, under the direction of the Head Chef and the Catering Manager. 

Our ideal candidate will: 

• have experience of cleaning kitchens and the surrounding areas 
• have great communication skills and ability to work well within a team 
• be flexible and hard working
• have the willingness to learn and progress 
 • have a commitment to Ark’s ethos of high expectations 

 In this role you will have the opportunity to: 

• join one of the most successful academies in England 
• work in high quality facilities 
• gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including reduced gym membership and large retail discounts 

If you share our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you. Visit website for more information on the school. For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our Recruitment Manager Rachael Bemrose on 0203 116 6345 or Visits to our school are warmly encouraged; to arrange, please call 020 8735 4950.  

Please submit your application online by visiting The deadline for applications is 11am on Wednesday 27th March 2019. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged. 

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Job Description 

Service operations 

• Ensure that the kitchen is kept clean and tidy, pots and pans are cleaned, maintained and ready for the next use 
• Provide an efficient, clean and organised wash-up cycle of crockery, cutlery and other goods 
• Take receipt of laundry and dry cleaning deliveries and collections, ensuring the order is correct 
• Stock vending machines and report any faults 
• Assist in the delivery & collection of supplies from the cellar to event rooms, if required 
• Assist in the calculation of consumption of beverage for events, if required 
• Empty waste and recycling bins and operate the cardboard compactor 
• Refill water bottles using the water filtering system 
• Empty the broken glass bins taking appropriate care 
• Assist in ensuring the equipment temperatures are taken twice daily and recorded 
• Maintain the kitchen and servery cleanliness in accordance to food hygiene regulations using correct chemicals on the correct surfaces/appliances 
• Ensure at the end of the shift that everything is cleaned and the floor is swept and mopped ready for the next day’s business 
• Complete and sign the cleaning schedule to company standards 
• To pack away food deliveries in the correct storage areas, in consultation with chefs or Line Manger 
• Pay attention to detail, to be cautious and focused. 

Health and safety 

• Contribute to a safe working environment in the kitchen 
• Report defects and signs of pest infestation to Line Manager 
• Possess a duty of care for yourself and others to develop a health and safety culture 
• Operate equipment according to manufactures’ instructions and training 
• Follow fire evacuation procedures 
• Follow the security instructions and procedures 
• Report all accidents to management, including near miss incidents 
• Wear appropriate footwear, uniform and protective clothing to comply with company standards 
• Read and adhere to health and safety notices. 

Food hygiene 

• Ensure that you follow food hygiene regulations and legislation at all times 
• Maintain the highest level of personal hygiene as per the company guidelines 
• Follow illness and absence reporting procedures as per the company guidelines. 


• Follow the company’s Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 
• Support the company’s commitment to quality and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) 
• Adhere to the records management and document control systems in place 
• Project a willing and helpful attitude to customers and colleagues.

Additional duties 

• Undertake additional duties as are reasonably expected appropriate with the level of the position 
• Follow a training and development plan in consultation with a line manager 
• Attend external and internal training courses when required 

Person Specification

Qualification Criteria 

• Right to work in the UK 
• Health & Hygiene Certificate is essential 
• First Aid qualification, desirable 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

• Experience of working within a school or education setting 
• Excellent communications skills 

Personal Characteristics 

• Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student 
• Deep commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to all students, regardless of their background 
• Hard working, conscientious, detail orientated and highly organised 
• Excellent team player, helpful, friendly and willing to undertake extra tasks as and when necessary 
• Good role model for students and staff, with high expectations for self and others 


• Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils 
• Willingness to undertake training 
• The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check 

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.