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Kitchen Porter (0926)

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  • Pay Rate:
    £10.16 per hour
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    Marketing Communications
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Part Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We are looking to for a Kitchen Porter to join us at our busy and award winning restaurant, The Kitchen. A good team player, you will maintain a clean and safe environment in the restaurant, kitchen, and “back of house” in accordance with food hygiene regulations, and ensure that all pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, and other equipment used in the kitchen are washed up to a high standard.

Your main duties and responsibilities within this varied and rewarding role will include –

  • Assisting the Head Chef and members of the team with the basic preparation of food as directed
  • Ensuring that the kitchen and other areas are cleaned and the floors swept and mopped at the end of the shift each day
  • Ensuring ‘back of house’ is kept clean and safe – emptying bins, keeping bin areas neat, clean and tidy and taking recycling to the designated point
  • Helping Front of House staff in collecting and sorting dirty crockery and cutlery
  • Assisting in the unloading and storage of stock

Adaptability and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Experience of working in a commercial kitchen environment, together with customer service experience and good organisational skills, is desirable.

The hourly rate of pay is £6.87 - £10.16 per hour, dependent upon age.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This role is based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty. – This is a part-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 12 hours per week, on a 7 day rota with additional hours available. Shifts will be agreed between the Line Manager and the post holder. Please note this role does not include evening work.

Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 5 July 2022.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

Please note: The Guaranteed interview scheme is only applicable to candidates who consider themselves to have a disability applying for roles based within the United Kingdom.

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The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, EX10 0NU
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