Kitchen Assistant

Job Type Customer Service
Location Poole - Brownsea Island
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 04/08/2021
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £18,200.00 - £21,800.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Various full-time hours required


Duties and Responsibilities:
Do you have a real love of food and would like to join our friendly catering team working as Kitchen Assistant at our Hotel?
You'll be involved with the preparation of food, managing stock and wastage.
This is a role where you will receive ongoing training and there is scope to progress throughout the kitchen.

Job Requirements:
This role offers variety to your working day as well as the opportunity to gain experience within the hospitality industry. The emphasis always being on providing exceptional customer service.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Can do attitude showing flexibility to work in the department.
  • Food Safety Level 2 (will be trained within 3 months).

Desirable experience skills and qualifications:

  • Previous commercial kitchen experience including basic preparation of food items
  • Able to be flexible in work approach and skill training

Additional Information:
We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, subsidised food in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.

We request that candidates only apply for this position if you can fully commit to the advertised working hours and the full term of the contract, or we will be unable to proceed with your application.

Live in accommodation is available on-site at a cost of 66p deducted from every hour worked, which acts as a contribution towards living costs. This price remains unmatched in the surrounding area by some margin and covers accommodation in your own private quarters, all general bills & meals.

Please consider the following when making your application:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
  • Print off the job description now if you require it.
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role of kitchen assistant will see you work in all areas of the kitchen including kitchen porter, basic food preparation and adhering to cleaning schedules.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here -

Attachment: Brownsea Castle Kitchen Porter.pdf 


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