Kitchen Porter

We have recently been voted as “Best Places to work in Hospitality” by Contract Caterer Magazine & the Cateys!!

Thomas Franks are a young, independent and vibrant Contract Catering Company, with a reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional standards, a total fresh food policy and service delivered with individuality, passion and style.

We are looking for a driven and motivated Kitchen Porter to join our team at one of our prestigious independent schools in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle. A leading independent day school providing exceptional all-round education for pupils aged 2 – 18. Catering for 860 students and teachers daily. We offer a core feeding of lunch, sixth form café and morning breaks. This is a term-time only contract and operates Monday to Friday. There is occasional weekend work for hospitality. Additional benefit to this location is free parking on site.

Key skills:

  • Experience of pot wash duties would be an advantage
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Great team player
  • Be able to help the Chefs with some food prep


  • £10.52 per hour
  • Working Monday to Friday with some availability over weekends.
  • Working 31.25 hours per week
  • Working term time only – 36 weeks
  • Shift Patterns 09:30-16:00
  • Wider wallet scheme (discounts at major retailers, restaurants, gyms etc)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Unrivalled individual training and development
  • Team & company social events
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Workplace pension
  • Excellent career progression within a leading independent contract caterer

Sound like the ideal role for you? Apply today!

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

An enhanced DBS, Identity & reference checks (covering the last five years) will form part of the selection process. As an organisation using the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Thomas Franks Ltd complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed. However for any post in a school please be aware that any application is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any criminal conviction, caution or bind-over must be declared.

Diversity and Inclusion at Thomas Franks

We actively encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and continue to develop a culture of growth and inclusion and would like to invite applications from groups who are currently under-represented, because we believe greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life.

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