General Porter

Job title General Porter

Department Hospitality

Salary Equivalent hourly rate from £9.50 per hour, in line with our Living Wage commitment

Grade Grade 2

Placed on Friday 08 October 2021

Closing date Open Until Filled

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KM8782

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This vacancy is eligible for the ahs 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). *subject to Terms & Conditions  

The University Hospitality department isn't just about student catering. We have  several outlets on campus all serving high quality food and drink options. As well as catering to students, we host large conferences and banquets. Our customers are as diverse as our food.

As General Porter you will be responsible for delivering and receiving stock, setting up tables and furniture, maintaining excellent hygiene standards, operating dishwashers and carrying out daily cleaning of kitchen equipment, cutlery and crockery. 

Delivering excellent customer service is at the heart of everything we do. You will have experience of providing an excellent standard of customer service in a customer focussed environment. Previous experience of working in the Hospitality industry would be an advantage but not essential. You should be a good team worker and be able to be calm and professional in high pressure situations, as it can be extremely busy during peak times. We consider ourselves part of one big team across all of the outlets and there may be opportunities to work in different outlets to gain further experience or help out during peak periods. Therefore flexibility is important.  If you want to develop into a supervisory position, we'll do everything we can to help you achieve this. We believe in celebrating success and provide you with the training and support to reach your full potential.

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 offer a generous package of pay, benefits and services including:

• A competitive rate of pay

• A generous pension scheme

• Up to 25 days annual leave per year, eight banks holidays and five extra discretionary days

• Full and part time positions with no split shifts

• We close over the Christmas break but you’re still paid for this time off

• Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers up to annual awards of £750

• A commitment to the wellbeing of our teams, with mindfulness sessions, fitness boot camps and free health checks

• Great staff social events

• A staff suggestion scheme, with the chance to share your ideas and earn a £20 voucher

• The chance to develop, with many training courses and job shadowing opportunities

• Up to 20 hours a year personal development time for fitness classes, training, volunteering and charity work

• Tax and national insurance savings through salary exchange schemes on nursery care

This vacancy is eligible for the ahs Recruitment Referral Scheme. If 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?'

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has 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. We are 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 employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

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