Brentford FC - Kitchen Porter

LocationJersey Road
Hours of WorkFull-Time
Salary & Benefits£12.00 per hour
Closing Date28 Nov

Job Description


Brentford Football Club is a Premier League football club based in the London Borough of Hounslow. The Club was founded in 1889 and has been through a period of great change in the past year. Brentford moved to a new, 17,250-seater stadium with outstanding facilities for fans, broadcasters, corporate guests, and the community in the summer of 2020, having previously played at their historic Griffin Park home for 116 years.  

At the end of the first season in the new stadium, Brentford won promotion to the Premier League. The Club's first season in the top flight of English football since 1947 will start in August 2021. Promotion and a move to a new stadium are parts of a longer-term vision that aims to see Brentford FC sustain top level football on the field and ensure that the Club is sustainably run off the field.  

Situated next to the M4, the new Brentford Stadium is at the centre of the Brentford East redevelopment scheme, which includes the construction of more than 900 new homes, a new purpose-built location for Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, and a public square with shops and cafés. Brentford FC plays a very active role in its local community.  

The Club is a four-time winner of the EFL Community Club of the Year Award and is the only professional football club in the UK with a Business in the Community and Community Mark Award. In total, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust delivers more than £13 million of social benefit to the West London area. 

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants and, whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we would also like to encourage those qualified candidates from underrepresented groups within our organisation to apply; this currently includes those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. 

The Role of the Kitchen Porter   

This role is exceptional for someone trustworthy, reliable, and enthusiastic about developing existing skills in the world of Sports. The responsibility of a Kitchen Porter is to assist other kitchen staff, chefs, and cooks within the kitchen environment. The primary duties include basic food preparation, cleaning, shopping for supplies, equipment and organizing food and other items in the stockroom. 

Main Accountabilities 

  • Cleaning and Sanitising all food preparation equipment, display areas and work surfaces 

  • Clearing, cleaning, and preparing all kitchen areas to ensure it is ready for next day 

  • Cleaning and maintaining display cooking and storage equipment, such as cookers, pots, fridges  

  • Deep cleaning fridges and storerooms to maintain sanitary and kitchen safety standards 

  • Maintain the storeroom organised 

  • Receiving deliveries and organising in designated storage areas 

  • Supporting the chefs in basic food preparation as instructed (cutting, peeling, washing) 

  • Assisting other kitchen staff, cooks, managers and supervisors as needed 

  • Replenishing condiments, keeping dining area clean and tidy 

  • Removing kitchen waste from waste containers and disposing of them properly 

  • Ensuring all equipment is clean and put away correctly 

  • Keep work surfaces, walls, and floors clean and sanitized 

General Club Accountabilities 

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies and with specific reference to the data regulations (GDPR and PECR) 

  • To ensure compliance with all Club and regulatory requirements related to safeguarding, and to ensure the Club's safeguarding processes are followed in the event of any safeguarding concerns. 

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements  

  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC 

  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel  

  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times  

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics 

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

  • Experience of food handling and usage of kitchen equipment 

  • Previous exposure and responsibility to Health and Safety and Food Safety Standards 

  • 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 

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics 

  • Previous experience of working in a similar environment is desirable but not essential 

[To Apply ]

Submit your CV and Cover letter to the link below by 28 November 2021 ]

Any applications without attached documents will not be considered. 

Suitable candidates may be interviewed earlier.  

If you do not hear back from us within two weeks post application closing date please assume you have been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications received we are unable to get back to all applicants. 

We aim to be an inclusive and diverse Club, therefore, it would be great if you could spend a couple of minutes to complete our Equality and Diversity Monitoring 

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