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The Iveagh Trust: Kitchen Porter

The Iveagh Trust is the oldest provider of social housing in Ireland, building sustainable communities since 1890. Today, the Trust provides over 1,690 homes across Dublin, offering a range of housing options including general needs housing for families, supported housing for older people, and accommodation for men experiencing homelessness at the Iveagh Hostel. The position of Kitchen Porter gives the successful candidate the opportunity to contribute to the work of a respected charitable Trust in a challenging but rewarding environment. Position Kitchen Porter Reference KP-01123-001 Reporting to Head Chef Contract Permanent, Full-time Probationary Period 6 months Pay & Benefits The Iveagh Trust offers excellent terms and conditions of employment:

  • Mileage – Mileage allowance will be paid in respect of all car mileage on Trust business at a rate fixed.

  • Annual Leave – 22 days – increasing after three years+ service to a maximum of 25 days.

  • Pension – very generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 15% (when matching an employee contribution of 10%), lower contribution options are also available.

  • Death in Service Cover.

  • Full Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.

  • Group Health Insurance Scheme providing discount to employees.

  • Generous and supportive sick pay scheme.

  • Full induction and ongoing training and development opportunities.

The Role The Kitchen Porter will support the catering staff, in ensuring the kitchen is kept to the highest hygiene standards at all times. The Kitchen Porter is a key member of the kitchen team and has a critical role to ensure the kitchen and dining area are kept to the highest standards at all times Job Profile Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Keep all kitchen work surfaces (counters, sinks, cookers, walls) clean and sanitized, including deep cleaning, when required.

  • Sweep and mop floors at the beginning and ending of shifts.

  • Clean up spills immediately to ensure the safety of all at all times

  • Wash cookware, utensils and cutlery fast to keep them in rotation.

  • Process deliveries, as they come in & checking all items are delivered, as ordered and help the chefs with stock controls.

  • Arrange equipment and ingredient deliveries.

  • Keep the food and supply storage areas organised.

  • Manage waste, as per HAACP standards.

  • Help with routine food prep tasks (such as peeling and chopping vegetables) when needed.

  • Under the direction of the Chefs, help in the delivery of a full catering service that reflects the Iveagh Trust’s commitment to its residents.

Health and Safety responsibilities include:

  • Follow food hygiene, and Health & Safety guidelines

  • To ensure that reasonable care is taken for health and safety of yourself and others, who are authorised to be in the kitchen.

  • To keep work areas safe and report any hazard, loss, damage or near misses in accordance with the Iveagh Trust procedures.

  • To participate in all Health and Safety training scheduled for you.

Person Specification

  • ave the ability to create a positive resident experience within the kitchen and dining area, ensuring a welcoming, inviting and homely atmosphere for one and all.

  • Committed to the highest standards of excellence in hygiene and health and safety.

  • Committed to work and willingness to do ‘what needs to be done’.

  • A positive and focussed approach.

  • A high level of professionalism, commitment to the job and a ‘solution focus’.

  • A positive, team-oriented spirit.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Good organisational skills.

  • Patience and cool-headedness, especially under pressure.

  • Ability to be calm in response to challenging behaviour.


  • At least 2 years’ experience working as a kitchen porter role


  • Demonstrable understanding of health and safety rules

  • Ability to work unsupervised and to show initiative

  • Ability to keep accurate records.

  • HAACP Level 1 qualification.


  • Experience of working/volunteering in the Homeless sector.

  • Competence in using Microsoft apps (Word, email etc).

  • Leaving Cert or equivalent is a plus but not necessary

Application to: Applications must include the job reference code: KP-01123-001 Please send an up-to-date CV detailing relevant accomplishments, together with an email outlining the following:

  1. Why you are interested in this job?

  2. What you believe you can offer to the team if appointed to the role?

by email to: Closing date is: Friday 8 December 2023 Shortlisting of applications for interview will commence before the closing date therefore if you are interested in this opportunity, please apply early. The Iveagh Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Date Entered/Updated: 23rd Nov, 2023 Expiry Date: 8th Dec, 2023 Region: Dublin

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