WHAT: Kitchen Porter WHEN: ASAP REPORTS TO: Back of House Manager LOCATION: National Theatre, Southbank SALARY: £11.05 Per Hour

Job Description


The National Theatre, one of the UK’s leading arts venues, reaches millions of people each year through live and digital programming, creating and sharing performances in London, across the UK and internationally. The organisation strives to be accessible, inclusive and sustainable. It empowers artists and craftspeople to make world-leading work, inspires young people, and works with communities. Based in the heart of London’s South Bank, the venue is home to multiple performance spaces and is attended by over a million people annually, operating year-round to provide a welcoming space for audiences and visitors alike.

KERB’s vision is to create opportunity and joy through great food, from the kerb up. We operate markets, one-off events, workshops, consultancy, bars, a food hall in Central London and have developed a successful corporate catering arm, KERB Events Ltd.

KERB Events Limited is a joint venture with Compass Group UK. As part of this partnership, KERB Events Limited will become the sole F&B provider for this high-profile performance venue in central London, looking after all public-facing catering as well as internal hospitality and commercial events.


Reporting to the Back of House Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining a pristinely clean, safe and well organised working environment in our kitchens and back of house areas.  This includes waste management.  You will be working on a rota (shifts) basis to ensure that we are appropriately staffed during peak trading periods.


  • Full responsibility for washing/drying/polishing & replenishing all equipment, pots & utensils
  • Full responsibility for washing/drying/polishing & replenishing all Venue service ware & cutlery including dish washers as necessary
  • Clean all grease traps on a weekly basis
  • Cleaning and sterilising countertops, kitchen walls, stoves, ovens, grills and sinks
  • Cleaning the entire kitchen when it is closed ready for the next day
  • Ensuring that food storage areas are kept clean and tidy
  • Removing waste from containers and disposing of them properly
  • Ensure recycling & food waste systems are being used appropriately at all times
  • Ensure correct usage of both waste rooms at all times
  • Make sure that you meet all legal and company requirements for food safety, fire, health, safety and hygiene
  • Look out for any problems or potential problems with food safety, hygiene, health and safety and maintenance and report them to your Manager ASAP
  • Correctly use work equipment and personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instructions provided to you
  • Report HSE hazards, accidents, incidents, illness and diseases to your Manager at the earliest opportunity


  • Always arriving on time for shifts
  • Plenty of stamina to work in a very busy environment
  • Excellent stress management skills
  • Ability to communicate well with fellow colleagues and line managers
  • Attention to detail
  • A real team player
  • Positive and flexible attitude, with the ability to think laterally and willing to problem solve
  • Willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in from time to time on non-designated areas of the business
  • Passionate about food
  • Outstanding hustle

This list is in no way exhaustive and the incumbent may be asked to perform other tasks to help out the KERB family (within reason!)


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