Kitchen Porter

PA1 2BE, Paisley
Grade 1: £20,893 per annum
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Campus Services

Kitchen Porter – REQ002012

An excellent opportunity is now available at the University of the West of Scotland within the Catering Department.

We are seeking a Kitchen Porter to join our existing team working within our campus food service areas, coffee shop and retail spaces.

As part of the Catering and Hospitality Team the post holder will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of food preparation areas and catering equipment in accordance with environmental health legislation and University standards.

The post holder will be required to unload deliveries and keep the store rooms organised.

The post holder will also support the Hospitality Team with both on and off campus deliveries and logistics contributing to the delivery of an effective and efficient catering and hospitality service throughout the University.

The successful candidate will be a positive, enthusiastic team player with a love for taking pride in their work. Previous experience within a retail catering environment would be an advantage, along with a willingness to learn new skills.


UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others. 

Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future.

This role offers a great work/life balance, opportunities to develop and work within a vibrant and dynamic university environment.

Over and above a competitive salary, wider UWS staff benefits include:

  • A total of 36 days leave per year, made up of 24 days of annual leave with an additional 12 University/Public Holidays.
  • Operating predominantly day time shifts across a Monday to Friday shift pattern with some additional evening and weekend work by arrangement.
  • Overtime is paid for any work carried out over and above contracted hours.
  • No split shifts.
  • Opportunities to earn overtime on an ad hoc basis by supporting events and other commercial activity
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Free gym membership
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Closing date: Monday 20th March 2023                 

Interview date:          w/c 27th March 2023

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

UWS is a "Disability Confident" employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520

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