Kitchen Porter, Croydon, Surrey

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £17,711 pa (£9.08 ph)
Contract term: Permanent

Kitchen Porter

£17,711 pa (£9.08 ph)

37.5 hours pw all year round (1.0 fte) Job share applications considered

Our large and friendly Catering department (38 staff) provides a daily catering service to staff, students and visitors, producing around 1300 lunches each day, and breakfast, supper and all weekend meals during term time weeks for our 160 boarders. Alongside this regular service, we support a range of functions and events in the evening and weekends and provide meals for guests staying on site for holiday courses.

Our Kitchen Porter ensures high standards of cleanliness throughout the department by regularly clearing and cleaning all catering and kitchen areas, washing up and removing refuse as required. An ability to lift heavy objects is essential. The working hours are 12 noon-8.00 pm Monday to Friday during term time with day time hours worked during the School holiday periods. 

You should have great communication and customer service skills with a polite, friendly and positive attitude at all times. We pride ourselves on offering a high-quality service and want staff who are committed to the highest standards and able to use their own initiative to deliver this. You should have previous experience in a high-volume catering environment (1300 covers a day) together with a strong work ethic, a positive can-do attitude, and a willingness to pitch in to support your colleagues in their work. 

In addition to the benefit of working with a friendly and dedicated team in our beautiful green parkland estate in this historic School, we offer:- 

  • 30 days (6 weeks) paid holiday plus 8 public holidays (pro rata for term-time/part-time posts), 
  • free meals during shift times,
  • free life insurance cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions, 
  • free parking, 
  • easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance), 
  • use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities, free of charge, 
  • a discount of up to 50% on School fees (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time) and 50% discount with Holiday Drop-Off during School holiday periods, and 
  • training and development for candidates seeking to develop a career in catering

Please visit for further details about our School, the role and the application process. To apply, you will need to submit a fully completed application form, taking care to ensure that your supporting statement outlines the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer, to References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 19th November 2018. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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More about Royal Russell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...