Kitchen Porter

Location Romford
Discipline: Operations
Job type: Vacancy
Salary: £London Living Wage
Job ref: 002962
Published: 18 days ago
Expiry date: 27 June 2022

We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunities in employment and have been accredited with being a Disability Confident Leader.   We will actively promote equality and equal opportunities in our business to ensure that individuals receive treatment that is fair and equitable and consistent with their relevant aptitudes, potential skills and abilities.


West Ham United FC is committed to equality and safeguarding children and ‘adults at risk’. Positions that involve working with such groups are subject to safer recruitment protocols, including DBS Disclosure at enhanced level.


We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.


As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of our staff.


Job summary 


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the West Ham United Operations department To support to the Head Chef in the planning, preparation and provision of nutritious food at the West Ham United training Ground.


Key Responsibilities:


*       Ensuring the food preparation areas are clean and hygienic

*       Washing utensils and dishes and making sure they are stored appropriately

*       Sorting, storing and distributing ingredients

*       Basic food preparation including washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking foodstuffs and helping to prepare salads and desserts

*       Assist with the setting up of the service counter and serve food

*       Set up dining room furniture and prepare the room for dining

*       Disposing of rubbish

*       Cleaning the food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools or areas

*       Follow strict hygiene, health and safety rules


Equal Opportunities

1.       To ensure that all departments are provided within an anti-discriminatory framework and take account of such issues as race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.

2.   To carry out work in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity for both staff and clients.


Employees will be recruited and selected, promoted and trained on the basis of objective criteria.


Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas: - Essential (E) Desirable (D)




*        Demonstratable experience within similar role (E)

*        Experience in dealing with high profile individuals (D)

*        Experience of food handling and usage of kitchen equipment (E)

*        Awareness of Control Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and chemical safety €

*        Previous exposure and responsibility to Health and Safety and Food Safety Standards (E)



*        A self-starter with a high level of initiative and proactivity

*        Great communication skills with an ability to motivate others

*        Excellent organizational and time management skills

*        Quick learner and able to follow instructions

*        Ability to remain calm under pressure

*        Ability to work well as part of a team 


Please apply through our careers site by Monday 27th June 2022.


Due to a high number of expected applicants, only those successful will be contacted