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Kitchen Porter




Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£9.50 per hour



Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adult working age and who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.


Our multi-disciplinary teams work collaboratively with up to 101 male and female service users and their commissioners, across 7 wards and a step down community facility in Darlington town centre.  We deliver acute care, psychiatric intensive care (PICU) services, and a recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service.  Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence. 

Job Advert Role Description

The kitchen porter role ensures kitchens are clean and orderly and helps with basic food preparation. They wash dishes, equipment and utensils so they are ready to be used and meet sanitation regulations. They offer support to the kitchen manager and chefs to make sure the kitchen runs smoothly.

The kitchen porter performs the support work to help keep kitchens running on schedule and within food safety regulations.

General responsibilities are:

•           Cleaning and sterilising countertops, kitchen walls, stoves, ovens, grills and sinks

•           Maintaining the food storage areas like freezers and refrigerators

•           Receiving and storing deliveries to kitchen and satellite kitchens

•           Washing dirty dishes like cutlery, pots, cutting boards and pans or loading dishes into the dishwasher

•           Cleaning and maintaining cooking equipment like cookers, pots and food mixers

•           Supporting the Chef in basic food preparation like cutting ingredients, peeling and washing food items

•           Providing assistance to Prep Cooks and other kitchen staff, as needed

•           Deliver meals and other catering supplies to various units around site in a timely and efficient manner.


What we’d like to give you:


•           A competitive salary

•           Disclosure check cost coverage

•           Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising with years’ of service

•           Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave

•           Free on-site parking

•           Access to our on-site gymnasium

•           Online benefits and cashback rewards

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           Free meal whilst on shift

•           SMART Pension option

•           Local rewards and recognition programme open to all colleagues

•           Excellent staff break facilities in our bespoke new staff lounge


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service. 


Apply via the Priory website jobs page or if you would like an informal chat about the role call Daryn Clothier, Catering Manager on 01325 333 192 to discuss this opportunity further.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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