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Kitchen Porter - Term Time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5464-117S
  • Posted:25/09/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed on shortlisting



Starting ASAP


We are currently looking to add a skilled kitchen porter to our team. In this role, you will be asked to support our kitchen staff by washing, cleaning, and sanitizing cookware, dishes, and utensils. You will also play a basic role in the food preparation process. This will include washing, cutting, and peeling ingredients as directed by your supervisor.

Working hours: 8.00am – 2.30pm (30 mins for lunch break, unpaid)

Working Pattern: ideally Monday – Friday but there is flexibility on working days;

Working Weeks: 39 weeks (term time plus one week for INSET days)

Free school meal

Main Duties

  • Clean and sanitize cookware, dishes, utensils, and cooking stations throughout the kitchen.
  • Sweep and mop the kitchen area as needed.
  • Assist our chefs by preparing ingredients. This may include chopping, slicing, washing, and peeling vegetables and meats.
  • Receive deliveries, unpack them, and place them in the appropriate location.
  • Maintaining ingredient inventory and organization in all refrigerators, freezers, and storage areas.
  • Follow the directions of kitchen supervisors to provide support through the completion of additional tasks as necessary.


Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the post before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Woods – School Business Manager by telephone: 01892 521595 or email: woods@bennett.kent.sch.uk 


The closing date for applications is Friday 6h October 2023.

We reserve the right to appoint at any stage of the process

For application form, please visit our website: www.bennettmemorial.co.uk - follow ‘Tenax Jobs link to job vacancies. Completed Application Forms should be sent to recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is part of the Tenax Schools Trust.

The Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and proactively model the school’s values.  All posts are subject to vetting checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 


Information about the school

Situated in Tunbridge Wells, with excellent transport links to London, Bennett is a popular and over-subscribed academy with an enviable record of outstanding academic achievement over many years. A Church of England co-educational school with independent academy status

• 1,850 on roll including 390 in the Sixth Form • Judged Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in 2012
• World Class School Quality Mark reaccreditation in 2021
• Outstanding GCSE and A Level results • Excellent reputation; oversubscribed

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Karolina Seath, HR Manager
  • Address:Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9SH
  • Telephone: (01892) 521595
  • Email: recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 514424

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.