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Reporting to: Head Chef. Assistant Managers. Retail/Catering and Bar Manger.

Position: Kitchen Porter

Location: River Dart Country Park, Dartmoor, Devon TQ13 7NP

Wage: Negotiable dependent on Age and experience

Essential Qualifications/ Experience: None required

Desired Qualifications/ Experience: Previous kitchen experience

Start date: ASAP

Interview Dates: As Required

To apply: Please email a completed application form with covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to HR Department, River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, TQ13 7NP.

An application form can be downloaded here Application form.

The Company:

River Dart Country Park is set in 90 acres of parkland within Dartmoor National Park and has been one of Devon’s best-loved family tourist attractions and campsites for over 20 years. In addition to the campsite, bed and breakfast and play areas the park is also a popular venue for both corporate clients and weddings.

Person Specification:

You must be a logical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and be capable of working under your own initiative. Excellent communication skills are essential and it is imperative that you can communicate effectively with clients and colleagues. You need to be able to work with speed and efficiency, and demonstrate confidence and flexibility. You must be fully competent with all aspects of the job and treat all equipment with respect, notifying your line manager of any faults. Excellent timekeeping is essential, and employees must be presentable with an elevated level of personal hygiene. When working for River Dart Country Park we expect you to be an ambassador for the company at all times. 

Responsibilities:

  • Wash crockery, pans and utensils to a high hygienic standard.

  • Daily cleaning of kitchen and stock areas across food outlets within the site. Ensuring all cleaning of equipment is up to date. 

  • Deep cleaning of kitchen equipment. Report faults in equipment and Health and Safety hazards to the appointed person.

  • Keep stores areas neat and tidy. Keeping high standards of stock control – Rotation, records and minimizing wastage. Using the correct manual handling procedures while packing away stock and equipment.

  • Must maintain a high level of personal hygiene.

  • Keep refrigeration units and freezers cleaned and properly organised.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues across departments.

  • Maintaining the highest level of safety when working. Making sure the correct provided PPE is being worn depending on the task.

  • To comply with the River Dart Country Park training procedures.

  • Correct use of the recycling/ food waste bins. Bins to be thoroughly cleaned at the end of every shift.

  • To work on weekends, evenings, and public holidays as required. Flexibility with working hours is essential.

  • Ongoing personal professional development is essential. 

  • PLEASE NOTE - ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FULL RECRUITMENT PROCESS- INCLUSIVE OF INTERVIEW, ENHANCED DBS CHECK, REFERENCES, AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT CHECKS. ALL GAPS IN EMPLOYMENT WILL BE EXPLORED BEFORE OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT IS GIVEN.