Somerset Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride & Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week  
Salary: £27,045 per annum (£10.64 p/h uplifted to £13.30 p/h for nights)
Location: Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater

Somerset Larder is an award-winning company, using locally sourced food to supply catering services and food-to-go options across the southwest. This is an exciting time to join our business, as we are constantly growing and expanding our reach.

Due to high growth and demand, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Kitchen Porter to join our nightly Catering team on our Hinkley Point C contract, based at Hinkley Point C.  To learn more about our partnership with Hinkley Point C, please click here.

Hinkley Point C is a large-scale construction project, with thousands of employees clocking in and out every day and night.  It’s also high security, meaning you’ll get an extra hour of pay each day when you take the private HPC bus to and from the site.  Our Catering team work hard and take pride in what they do, creating thousands of meals daily using fresh produce prepared and delivered daily from our Central Production Kitchen in North Petherton.  From our Kitchen Assistants to our Chef Managers – everyone receives professional training and support to ensure our standards of hygiene, quality and presentation are always high, especially when working in such a fast-paced environment.

Key Tasks & 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 some minimal food preparation, so some knowledge of food safety and hygiene 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 weeknights and weekends.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A good understanding of health and safety issues
  • A positive can-do approach
  • An adaptable nature, flexible to changes and new practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Some experience of food preparation/storage
  • A flexible approach to shift patterns

Rewards and Benefits

We have a whole host of excellent benefits including a generous pension contribution, 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), a free lunch and cycle scheme. We also make your mental health and wellbeing a priority by providing free access to an Employee Assistance Helpline and an Occupational Health service. Alongside this, we offer flexible shift options, extensive training, and the opportunity to learn new skills, all whilst working in a modern, safe and engaging environment.

Good to know:

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 and must be able to evidence 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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