Website Gilpin Hotel

Salary: £10.50 – £11.75 per hour (equating to £24,570 to £27,495)

Gratuities: £130 – £210 per month

Accommodation: subsidised accommodation available on site or in local town (when available)

Staff transport: provided free between staff houses and hotel

Hours: 45 per week

Progress your pay as you develop your skills through our Skills Development (SD) Levels:

  • SD1: £10.50 per hour, and be eligible for £130 gratuities per month. 28 days’ holidays (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • SD2: £10.75 per hour, and be eligible for £150 gratuities per month. 28 days’ holidays (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • SD3: £11.00 per hour, and be eligible for £170 gratuities per month. 30 days’ holidays (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • SD4: £11.25 per hour, and be eligible for £190 gratuities per month. 30 days’ holidays (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • SD5: £11.75 per hour, and be eligible for £210 gratuities per month. 32 days’ holidays (inclusive of Bank Holidays)

Learn from the best.

Be part of a great team.

Work in a stunning location.

We’re looking for talented kitchen porters to our enthusiastic and talented team.

Being a Kitchen Porter at The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House requires bucket loads of enthusiasm. With three very different kitchens on our beautiful sites – we employ staff with a range of culinary skills and qualifications ranging from creative chefs with Michelin Star experience to our much-needed and hard-working kitchen porters. Every staff member is important in helping to create a smooth and incredible dining experience for our guests.

A Kitchen Porter

  • Washes and sanitises dishes, utensils, pots and pans either manually or using dishwashing equipment, ensures that all items are thoroughly cleaned and ready for use.
  • Maintains cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen, including work surfaces, equipment, and appliances such as ovens, grills, and stove tops.
  • Sanitises kitchen tools and equipment to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Disposes of waste and recycling, ensures that rubbish and recycling bins are emptied regularly and that waste is disposed of correctly, following health and safety guidelines.
  • Sweeps and mops floors, cleans walls and ceilings, and ensures proper ventilation.
  • Assists with the organisation and stocking of supplies, such as cutlery, crockery and cleaning materials. Helps with receiving and storing deliveries of food and other kitchen items.
  • Supports kitchen staff by assisting in food preparation tasks, such as peeling and chopping vegetables, fetching ingredients or equipment as needed.
  • Helps with basic food plating and garnishing.
  • Follows health and safety regulations and policies, adhering to food safety guidelines and ensures proper storage and handling of food items.
  • Works closely and collaboratively with chefs, cooks, and other kitchen staff members.
  • Communicates and shows teamwork skills to help coordinate tasks efficiently and ensure a smooth workflow.
  • Maintains a clean, tidy, organised and safe working environment at all times.
  • Is presentable at all times in clean pressed uniform, with long hair tied back. Attention to personal hygiene is also extremely important.

Skills and experience required for the role

  • Report for work in the kitchen on time and fit to work.
  • Maintains a high level of personal hygiene.
  • Clock in and out daily as a non-negotiable.
  • Act professionally at all times and set a good example to other members of the team.
  • Follow rules of the kitchen and follow the timetables set.
  • Have a positive attitude to the kitchen every day.
  • Be flexible to rota changes.
  • Report any issues to the next senior member in line.
  • Hold a Food Hygiene qualification.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and under pressure
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong sense of need for achievement of goals and success
  • High level of motivation, determination and commitment
  • Can act as a First Aid Aider or Fire Warden in the event of an accident or emergency.

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