Hospitality and Catering

Kitchen Porter

West Midlands
Up to £8.93 per hour

Job Title: Kitchen Porter

Based: Solihull

Salary: £7,430 pa or £8.93 per hour for 16 hours per week

Job Type: Part-time, Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 24th December 2021

Sir Josiah Mason Trust (SJMT) is a family of charities & community of people supporting those most in need in the West Midlands. SJMT want everyone, regardless of age or circumstances, to feel secure, have opportunities and to thrive.

The services provided include:

  • Safe, affordable and well-maintained alms-housing
  • Residential and extra care
  • Community and housing related support
  • Services to advance the opportunities of children and young people in need

Everything we do is rooted in out 370 year history and driven by our vision for the future.

Job Role:

If you enjoy variety and are at your best when being part of a team as well as being passionate about delivering high-quality food to our residents, this role is for you.

We are looking for a part-time Kitchen Porter to join our catering team who provide nutritious home cooked meals, afternoon tea/suppers, snacks/sandwiches and cakes for our residents in our residential care home and extra care scheme.

** Please note we require applicants to have had two Covid-19 vaccinations as this position is based in a residential care home.

We have a well-equipped commercial catering kitchen, cooking for around 70 people daily and offer residents a high standard of home cooked food, utilising fresh produce whenever possible.

We offer a friendly, supportive work environment with a personal development training programme and opportunities to progress.

Key responsibilities:

  • Cleaning of the kitchen and all equipment, its surrounds and equipment including clearing, cleaning, washing up within the kitchen, also ‘in depth’ cleaning
  • General kitchen duties e.g. washing up.
  • Where necessary, preparation of dining areas/ dining furniture.
  • Assist in the receipt, checking and storage of deliveries and stock rotation.
  • Ensure food hygiene and health and safety regulations are adhered to at all times.

General Requirements:

  • An enhanced DBS check will be taken up for the successful candidate.
  • Ideally experience of working in a busy commercial kitchen
  • Some knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety regulations in a kitchen
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to work flexibly over a seven day week according to a staff rota
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Two Covid-19 vaccinations

What we offer:

We continue to reward our staff with competitive pay rates and a number of employee benefits including:

  • Starting on 31 days holiday inclusive of Bank Holidays (increases with service)
  • An annual ‘wellbeing’ day for all staff
  • Company sick pay
  • Funded DBS checks
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Free uniform
  • Life Insurance
  • Wider Wallet staff discount scheme
  • Employee Assistance programme – access to 24/7 confidential advice and counselling
  • Long service awards
  • Ongoing career development training and opportunities for progression

Equal Opportunities:

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note should sufficient applications be received we reserve the right to recruit at any stage. We always encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Restaurant Assistant, Catering Assistant, Chef Assistant, Food Preparation, Kitchen Assistant, Food Hygiene, Food Prep, Cook Assistant, Food Health and Safety Assistant will also be considered for this role.