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Kitchen Porter

Kitchen Porter
Organisation Recruiting: 
North Yorkshire Hospice Care
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 30 June, 2022
£9.79 per hour
Contract Type: 
Job Description: 

Do you have experience in a catering environment, and want to develop further within a supportive, patient-centred team? Our Bank Kitchen Porter position may be just the role for you, supporting the catering team within our hospice building at Crimple House, Harrogate. You will play a vital role in maintaining the highest hygiene standards within the kitchen, responsible for keeping food preparation areas and other kitchen surfaces clean and tidy. Alongside washing kitchen equipment, utensils, crockery and cutlery, you may also support with meal delivery and basic food preparation.

Previous experience in some form of catering environment is essential for this role. Likewise crucial is holding or having previously held a Food Hygiene Certificate, alongside existing knowledge of health and safety at work and food hygiene. Good communication skills will be key, whether within the team – such as to identify needed utensils and equipment – or with other staff members and guests you may encounter.

The ideal candidate would be someone with an adaptable attitude and ability to work unsupervised when necessary, and who has a strong commitment to confidentiality.

Have you been recommended to this role by a current employee as part of our recommend a friend scheme? Don’t forget to let us know after clicking apply.

Benefits include: -

• Comprehensive Induction Programme.
• Refer a friend bonus scheme
• Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 8%
• Employee Assistance Programme.
• Access to staff support.
• Free group life assurance.
• Free DBS check.
• Free car parking at Hospice office sites.

You will be joining an organisation that is driven, caring, and responsive and you will be playing an important role in enabling us to provide our highly valued services to the people of Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, and District.

At North Yorkshire Hospice Care we believe that children, young people and adults should never experience abuse of any kind. Every member of our organisation has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all who encounter our services. We aim to keep people safe and to operate our services in a way that protects them; to make reporting concerns as easy as possible and respond quickly; to listen to all worries and work in partnership with individuals and agencies. All our staff and volunteers receive annual training on both adults and children/young people’s safeguarding. This impacts our recruitment processes and we have adopted a number of safer recruitment practices, which our HR and People team can talk through with you.

We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age, or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks being obtained including successful applicants being required to undertake a DBS Check suitable for the role that you will be performing. Disclosure expenses will be met by the employer.

North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a registered charity in England and Wales (518905) with a family of services operating as Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s Hospice, and Talking Spaces. North Yorkshire Hospice Care is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2121179).

For more information on the role, please contact us on or on 01423 879687 and we can arrange for you to have an informal discussion, or please click the website link below, where a full Job Description is available and you can apply. Please be aware we reserve the right to close a vacancy early if a suitable candidate is identified.

Telephone screening will take place soon after application with successful candidates being invited for an interview, which will take place in Harrogate.

Phone Number: 
01423 879687