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Kitchen Porter

Job Title: Kitchen Porter
Job Reference No: 17-18091
Responsible to: Head Chef
Hours per week: 40 hours a week over an average of 5 days out of 7, on a rota basis. No split shifts
Salary: £8.09 per hour
Closing date: Applications considered as they are received.       

Overall Purpose

The main role of the post holder will be to assist with the cleaning of the main kitchen area to enable it to operate in a safe and hygienic way.

This will be achieved by the following duties and responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • carrying out specified cleaning duties according to the cleaning rota in a timely and efficient way

  • working in a clean and safe manner and maintaining a neat and hygienic appearance including by wearing the uniform provided

  • assisting with the unloading of deliveries of food supplies and storing them appropriately

  • working as part of a team, supporting colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen

  • undertake promptly and efficiently other reasonable tasks as and when required

The duties and responsibilities shown above are not intended to be exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to be flexible and to take on new responsibilities as necessary to meet the changing needs of the School.

Terms and Conditions

Hours of Work: 40 hrs a week working between the hours of 7.00am – 10pm on a rota basis, including weekend work

Holidays: 5 weeks paid holiday per year

Pension: Automatic enrolment in the School Pension Scheme should you meet the eligibility criteria

Other Benefits:

  • Meals provided on site

  • Discounted Sports Club Membership

  • Contributory Health Scheme (when probation period complete)

  • Free parking

Person Specification

  • No formal qualifications are necessary but numeracy, literacy and communications skills are important. COSHH training is essential but will be given

  • The nature of the job requires the person to be responsible, trustworthy and be able to work unsupervised on an individual basis. He or she must be punctual and presentable.


Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it, together with a short covering letter. A Taunton School application form must be used and there is no need to submit a CV. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address.

Download the application form in MS Word format here.

Download the equal opportunities monitoring form in MS Word format here.

Please email your completed and signed application form and covering letter to: Tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk

Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, and a successful enhanced DBS check.