Kitchen Porter/Kitchen Assistant
Ark Bolingbroke Academy
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Kitchen Porter

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Kitchen Porter to join our successful Academy 

Bolingbroke Academy, a secondary school for 11-18 year olds, welcomed its first Year 7 pupils in September 2012, with another 120 pupils joining every year until the school fully subscribed in 2018.  Bolingbroke Academy provides a first class learning environment based on outstanding teaching, great relationships and excellent facilities. We are seeking a Kitchen Porter to join our pioneering school and contribute to our school’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to be part of showing what non-selective education can achieve for all pupils in our community.

 We are now looking to recruit a Kitchen Porter to play an important role within the academy’s catering provision.  The successful candidate will assist the Head Chef and wider catering team with all aspects of food service, kitchen hygiene and other duties associated with the running of the kitchen.  The Kitchen Porter will ensure that the kitchen and dining areas are clean and tidy and that a high standard of hygiene is maintained at all times.   You will also receive stock and ensure it is properly accounted for and stored. 

Deadline:        11am on Monday 12th November 2018
Location:           Wandsworth, London
Start date:         As soon as possible
Salary:               Ark Support Staff (Inner London) Band 2, Scale Point 6-11: £18,222 - £19,409, Prorated.
Hours:               Part-time, 30 hours per week, TTO + 1 week (40 weeks)

Please submit your application no later than 11am on Monday 12th November 2018.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, therefore early application is advised. Strong candidates may be invited to interview prior to role’s closing date.

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

For further information please contact our Human Resources Officer at or 020 7924 8247

Job Description
Reports to:      Head Chef
Start date:       As soon as possible.
Hours:             Part-time, 30 hours per week, TTO + 1 week (40 weeks)
Salary:             Ark Support Staff (Inner London) Band 2, Scale Point 6-11: £18,222 - £19,409, Prorated. 

Key Responsibilities
 ·         To provide an efficient, clean and organised wash-up cycle of crockery, pots, pans, cutlery trays and other goods in the wash up area to avoid a backlog of washing-up.
·         To ensure that the kitchen floors, walls and work surfaces are kept clean and tidy on a daily basis.
·         To ensure that kitchen is organised and equipment is ready for use.
·         To ensure chemical cupboard is organised and a weekly stock take is maintained.
·         To provide a safe working environment in the kitchen, wash up and back of house.
·         To help out with receiving and processing payments on the till when required.

Main Duties
  ·         To maintain kitchen cleanliness in accordance to food hygiene and health and safety regulations, using the correct chemicals on the correct surfaces/appliances.
·         To ensure the bin area and all cardboards are placed in the correct recycle bins and the area is kept clean and 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 Head Chef.
·         To ensure all main doors, contact areas and walls are washed down as directed by the Head Chef.
·         To ensure the laundering of tea towels is completed weekly and ensure all paper towels and hand soap liquid is replenished as and when needed.
·         To help the Head 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 take part in the deep cleaning of the kitchen, food storage, serving and dining areas of the academy.
·         To receive stock and check quality and quantity against the delivery note/invoice. To put deliveries of stock away in the designated storage, take temperature of all deliveries, record temperatures on temperature record sheets and ensure that all stock is dated and rotated in accordance with directions from the Head Chef.
·         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.

Academy Culture
·         To help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships.
·         To demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of the academy’s community.
 ·         To actively promote the academy at all times.
·         To contribute to discussions at team meetings.

 ·         To play an active part in the development of the pupils though positive interactions with them.
·         To undertake any other responsibilities as directed by the Head Chef, Principal and / or any member of the Core Team.
·         To meet the expectations of all Bolingbroke staff as laid out in the Staff Expectations Policy.
·         To uphold all academy polices with consistency and diligence.

Person Specification

Qualification Criteria
 ·         Right to work in the UK
 ·         Relevant Health & Safety and Food Hygiene qualifications (desirable).

 ·         Experience of working in a catering environment (desirable).
 ·         Experience of working with children (desirable).

 ·         Good work ethic and attitude towards work.
 ·         Hard working, conscientious and organised.
 ·         Good communication skills.
 ·         Excellent team player who is helpful, friendly and willing to undertake extra tasks (as and when necessary). 
·         Good role model for both students and staff, with high expectations for self and others.
·         Genuine interest in and willingness to help children to learn how to eat healthily.

 ·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
 ·         Willingness to undertake training
 ·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & 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.