Nightingale Hospital is the only private mental health hospital in Central London, with over 30 years of experience in delivering specialised, evidence-based treatments in outpatient, day patient and inpatient settings.

Our dedicated team of specialists are committed to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of mental health conditions, including eating disorders and addictions. Conveniently located, we are a two-minute walk from Marylebone mainline and Underground stations, and within a ten-minute walk of Baker Street and Edgware Road Underground stations.

We are owned by international medical group Orpea, delivering the full spectrum of psychiatric care, high-quality care home and rehabilitation services across the globe.

The main purpose of the job

Reporting directly to the Head Chef, a kitchen porter is primarily responsible for ensuring kitchen cleanliness, basic food preparation, and maintaining kitchen organisation. 

Main responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible
  • Collecting and wash up pots and pans
  • Cleaning food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery
  • Unload food and equipment deliveries
  • Keeping work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised
  • Keeping the storeroom organised
  • Emptying all trash bins and ensure that all waste is disposed of promptly
  • Helping with routine food prep tasks (such as peeling and chopping vegetables) when needed
  • Sweeping and mopping floors at the beginning and ending of shifts


  • Basic level of education
  • 1 year of experience in a similar role
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work 
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work as a team and take direction
  • Good communication skills both verbal and reading
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues, patients and visitors
  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business

Main benefits

  • Competitive salaries + an additional London allowance of £2,500 per annum added to all full-time permanent posts
  • 25 days’ holiday (pro-rata for part-time roles) increasing up to 30 days for long service, plus bank holidays
  • Generous company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • Generous company sick pay
  • 100% of NMC registration renewal for nursing staff will be paid for by Nightingale Hospital (subject to meeting the criteria)
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • Paid for DBS
  • Death in service cover
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working
  • Perkbox discounts and more

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  • Marylebone, London

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