Kitchen Porter
National Trust
Dorking, UK
10d ago


Working closely with the kitchen team you will maintain a safe and hygienic food preparation area and immaculate presentation standards.

If you want to develop your career in a busy kitchen then we want to hear from you.

Duration : - Permanent Vacancy

Salary : - £16,010 per annum (Equiverlant to £8.21 per hour)

Hours : - Working 37.5 hours per week, you will work 5 days across the 7.

Please note that this role does NOT require to work evenings or split shifts, but there will be weekend hours involved in this role.

The hours will be either 9am to 5pm or 10am to 6pm. (All hours can be discussed at interview)

For the right applicant there is an opportunity to progress in this position & to become a commis chef.

What it's like to work here

It’s an exciting time to work at the celebrated Edwardian retreat of Polesden Lacey. New areas of the property have opened to the public, making this a year-

round attraction with lots of opportunities within the team. Colleagues have a great team spirit with close links to the local community.

This picturesque property is just four miles outside of Dorking, however you're likely to need your own transport to get here.

Click here for more information about this location

What you'll be doing

Working in our kitchen, you'll be ensuring our visitors have the best dining experience possible through keeping up the pace with the potwash as well as the food preparation.

We have a friendly, hard-working team here and we're very passionate about Polesden Lacey. Every penny of the profit we make from our Food & Beverage offerings goes straight back into the conservation work that's done here so everything we do, whether it be a little task or big, contributes to a great cause.

The working hours are very sociable- we don't have to work late nights or split shifts. We do have to work weekends and bank holidays but you'll be finished in time to enjoy some quality time with your family and friends.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

  • You'll need to be;
  • Helpful and friendly
  • Customer focussed with great communication skills
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
  • A team player but also have the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Able to follow guidelines and remain calm under pressure
  • The package

  • Benefits for working for The National Trust;
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust Shops & National Trust Cafes
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (Under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% of basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year
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