Kitchen Porter

South West Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride, Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week on a flexible shift pattern

Salary: £22,286 per annum, plus salary enhancements for weekend work

Location: Hinkley Point C

Want to work for a company where Togetherness, Nurture, Pride and Planet are at the heart of everything they do? Then look no further, Somerset Larder produces fresh food and meals to go using locally sourced ingredients from all over the west country. Our philosophy is to nourish the community with amazing produce, to employ local people and to train apprentices for future careers in the catering and hospitality sector.

At Somerset Larder, our Values have been set by our staff. Our Values exist for the good of our working lives and company performance. Our Values are:

• Togetherness – “Be a tractor not a trailer.”

• Nurture – “You grow, I grow, we grow.”

• Pride – “We can and we will”

• Planet – “We’re part of a bigger picture”

South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Christmas Shutdown
  • Flexible shift options
  • Ongoing Learning, Development & Training
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension Scheme (5% matched)
  • Free Meal on Shift
  • Extra Hour pay per day for using the HPC bus service

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chef Manager and Chef Supervisors, you will be a key member of the back of house team, ensuring the Chefs have the support they need each day to create thousands of meals to an exceptional quality standard.

You’ll assist with food preparation, so some previous experience of handling food or preparing food in a restaurant environment would be incredibly valuable in this role, as you’ll also assist with storing raw materials in their correct locations. With the amount of produce we deal with on a daily basis, you’ll do a fair bit of heavy lifting, so the ability to safely cope with heavy loads is a must.

Alongside this, you’ll help keep the kitchen clean and tidy, cleaning equipment, crockery and cutlery to an extremely high standard, so you’ll need to have a conscientious and adaptable attitude towards your working day.

This is a really exciting opportunity, and we will develop your career with us. You will find yourself working any five days out of seven, on a combination of early and late shifts. There are a variety of shift patterns available, however you will need a degree of flexibility as these range from 5.30am to midnight.

You will be a polite and enthusiastic individual, with high standards for customer service and a ‘can do’ attitude.

We also love to invest in our staff, so you will receive training from the first week you start, including courses on Food Hygiene level 2, allergens training and fire safety. We’ll also look to develop you and encourage your growth through the business.

Our hourly rate is £10.96, which equates to £22,286 per year. On top of this, we pay time and a half for hours worked on a Saturday, and time and three quarters for hours worked on a Sunday.

Our Ideal candidate will have the following characteristics in line with our values


  • A flexible approach to working hours
  • Be supportive of colleagues


  • Adaptable, flexible to changes and new practices
  • Hold Food Safety Level 2 (or be able to achieve on appointment)
  • Helpful and supportive to others


  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Able to work independently
  • Have a can-do approach


  • Hygienic approach and manner
  • Able to minimise wasteful practices
  • Committed to zero harm and sustainable practices

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail or visit our head office for a chat, please give us a call on 01278 555340. Successful applicants will be required to provide a three-year employment history and five-year address history in order to work on Hinkley Point C. They must be able to provide in date photographic ID and their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as these roles are based on a nuclear regulated site.

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