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Kitchen Porter

Job title Kitchen Porter

Department Campus Services

Salary Starting from £20,134 We are a living wage employer and therefore appointments at Grade 2 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to £10.90

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Monday 16 January 2023

Closing date Tuesday 31 January 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM10147R

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This role is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter and Refer a Friend bonuses.

We're looking for a hard-working, proactive Kitchen Porter to join our Hospitality Department!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering and receiving stock
  • Setting up tables and furniture
  • Maintaining excellent hygiene standards
  • Operating dishwashers 
  • Carrying out daily cleaning of kitchen equipment, cutlery and crockery

The successful candidate should work well within a team and have experience of working in a kitchen porter/general porter role and providing an excellent standard of customer service. A current driving licence is essential to this role. Previous experience of using email and finance/stock computer software would be an advantage.

The role includes early morning, evening and weekend working on a 5 out of 7 days per week contract (36.5 hours per week). We are open to consider a variety of flexible work options, including part time or compressed hours, so if you are unable to work the hours advertised, but would like to explore alternative flexible options, then we would still love to hear from you. Please note your preferred work options in your application form.

Training and uniform are provided, and there are opportunities to develop in the role and seek promotion into supervisory roles.

The University Hospitality Department provides catering to students, staff and external customers throughout the academic year and during the summer months. There are numerous outlets run by the Hospitality Department offering a range of food and drink options.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact campusserviceshr@bath.ac.uk however please ensure that you submit your application through the University website by uploading your CV.

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

This role is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter bonus*. Apply today and if you are appointed, receive an additional £500 one month after starting and £500 on successfully passing your probation period (six months). Please note this bonus is pro rata for part time roles. 

This role is eligible for the Campus Services Refer a Friend bonus*. If a University staff member has ‘referred’ you to apply for this vacancy, please ensure when applying you select ‘Employer Referral’ and enter the name of the relevant person when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?'

*Both bonuses are subject to terms and conditions

We offer:

  • Generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • Opportunities for enhanced weekend pay rates, where hospitality outlets are open at weekends;
  • 23 days annual leave allowance, bank holiday pay with an additional 5 discretionary days, so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • Excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • Wide range of personal and professional development opportunities, including training courses and job shadowing opportunities. 
  • Up to 20 hours a year personal development time for fitness classes, training, volunteering and charity work (pro rata)
  • A commitment to the wellbeing of our teams, with mindfulness sessions, fitness boot camps and free health checks
  • Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers, up to annual awards of £750
  • Great staff social events
  • A staff suggestion scheme, with the chance to share your ideas and earn a £20 voucher

There are a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

 - Relocation Procedure

 - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.