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Kitchen Porter

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction


Are you ready for a new and exciting challenge?

Would you like to work somewhere with access to the great outdoors?

Are you a team player looking for your next move?

We have the role for you!

We are looking for some dedicated team members to join our enthusiastic team at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

Some of our spaces have recently gone through a refurbishment and expansion of our services has meant we are looking for some new recruits!

Based in Edinburgh City Centre, the Royal Botanic Gardens is home to some wonderful and endangered species of plants in a beautiful setting.

Don’t hesitate, send in your application today!


Role Responsibility

1. Comply with all Company & client policies and statutory regulations relating to Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place

2. Maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the service yard including but not limited to, stacking all kitchen delivery boxes, pallets, cages in designated areas. Sweeping yard including smoking area, ensuring bin storage area is tidy

3. Maintain the upkeep and tidiness of the outdoor kitchen and equipment through daily checking. Kitchen should remain clean, tidy and organized every day according to the Company's standards and to the agreed specification of the client

4. Maintain a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the kitchen

5. Keep all work areas and surfaces clean and tidy at all times. Assist with routine cleaning schedules as required and ensure high standards of personal performance, hygiene, appearance and cleanliness at all times

6. Ensure the kitchen is closed to the highest level of cleanliness in accordance to Health & Safety Laws, company policy and client expectation.

7. Communicate well and demonstrate a pleasant, polite, efficient, caring and friendly service to customers and clients in all areas of service, which Sodexo provide



The Ideal Candidate

1. Excellent spoken English and communication skills

2. High standards of personal presentation

3. Able to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays


4. Previous KP experience

5.Good awareness of industry standards

About the Company

Heritage Portfolio is the sub-segment of Sodexo Live! that produces outstanding catering and event services for our cultural destinations. These include exceptional “in-house” café services in some of Britain’s leading visitor attractions such as V&A Dundee, The Signet Library,  Portrait Gallery, private parties and dining, weddings and prestigious events for which we are honoured to have received a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Supplier of Catering Services.

Our mantra is “Never standing still” and as we grow and flourish in the world of bespoke events and venues, we remain true to our original ethos: to provide an amazing experience that goes beyond the remarkable food we serve. Therefore we are always looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team and take pride in the work they deliver.

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