Kitchen Porter
Ark All Saints Academy
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Kitchen Porter


Reports to:                   Catering Manager

Key Relationships:        Kitchen staff


The Role


·         To provide an efficient, clean and organised wash-up cycle of crockery, cutlery trays and other goods in the wash up area.

·         To ensure that the kitchen is kept clean and tidy on a daily basis, pots and pans cleaned, maintained and ready for use.

·         To provide a safe working environment

·         To ensure the smooth running of these areas you need good organisation skills and ability to avoid a backlog



Health and Safety:


·         Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and guidance so far as it relates to this post.

·         Report any hazards and or defects to the Catering Manager

·         Ensure that when hazardous substances are used they are stored and disposed of appropriately and that risk assessments and COSHH assessments are up to date and available.


·         To maintain the kitchen cleanliness in accordance to food hygiene and health & safety regulations, using the correct chemicals on the correct surfaces/appliance 

·         To ensure the bin area and all cardboards are placed in the correct recycle bins, and area kept  clean & tidy 

·         To carry out the responsibilities of the post in accordance with all Health and Safety and relevant legislation, reporting any incidents or accidents, including near-misses, to the Catering Manager

·         To ensure all main doors, contact areas and walls are washed down as directed by the catering manager

·         To help the catering manager/chef as they see fit in the preparation of food

·         To ensure at the end of the shift that everything is cleaned and the floor is swept and mopped up ready for the next day

·         To receive stock and check quality and quantity against the delivery note/invoice.

·         To deliver refreshments for special functions, and collect and clean dirty cutlery, crockery and other serving items after functions, as and when required. This may include some evening work

·         To work as part of a team to ensure that all service requirements are met

·         To attend training courses as required.



·         To undertake various responsibilities as directed by the Catering Manager

·         Carry out any other reasonable duties instructed by the Facilities Manager, Operations Manager, Catering Manager or the Principal.



This job description is subject to change


Person Specification

Qualification Criteria

·         Right to work in the UK.

·         Relevant Health & Safety qualification and/or willingness to undergo training as required i.e IOSH Safety Awareness



·         Experience of working in a catering environment (essential)


Personal Characteristics

·         A ‘can-do’ attitude and ability to prioritise tasks, a good “All-rounder”

·         Ability to work on own or as part of a team

·         Strong commitment to providing a high quality service

·         Strong oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with people at varying levels

·         Demonstrates resilience, self-motivation, an ability to make effective decisions, use sound judgment, work under pressure and meet deadlines

·         Flexible attitude towards work (able to work varied shift patterns and be on call for emergencies)

Specific Skills

·         The post holder must be able to meet the physical demands of the role



·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all scholars

·         Willingness to undertake training

·         This post is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure