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Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a Kitchen Porter to join our team at Hawkchurch Resort & Spa in Axminster, Devon. Rates of pay will be discussed further upon application.

This is a permanent position to work part time hours. This will be 20 hours across variable days which will include weekends and bank holidays.

Flexibility is essential to suit the needs of the business. 

Company overview:

Darwin Escapes has 26 amazing destinations across the United Kingdom, each of which has its own unique offering. Whether you are looking for a role in food and beverage, grounds, maintenance, housekeeping, entertainment or at a management level then the Darwin family will have the career waiting for you!

Important Information
Location: Hawkchurch Resort & Spa, Hawkchurch, Axminster, England, Devon, EX13 5UL
Date Posted: 30th November 2023
Closing Date: 30th April 2024
Industry: Leisure and Tourism
Job Type: Full time
Salary: From £7.49 Hourly to £11.00 Hourly

About the role

Main responsibilities:

The successful Kitchen Porter will

·      Take on a range of kitchen responsibilities.

·      Pot washing.

·      Collect, clean and replenish all crockery and kitchen utensils in a prompt and efficient manner.

·      Assist the kitchen team with preparation of various food dishes.

·      Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the kitchen.


Similar previous experience is ideal, however not essential. Strong communication skills. A driving licence and the ability to drive is an advantage to enable easy travel to and from the resort.

What’s in it for you:

·      Competitive rate of pay.

·      Enhanced holiday entitlement (*with the option to cash in a number of holidays per year).

·      Discounted staff breaks at our luxurious holiday resorts across the UK.

·      Free use of all Darwin Escapes resort facilities including many of our free gyms and swimming pools.

·      Food discount across all resorts.

·      *Free complimentary round of Golf .

·      Discounts on spa treatments.

·      *Discounts for on the gate tickets and yearly memberships at Chester Zoo, the UK’s largest charity zoo.

·      *'Introduce a friend' recruitment bonus.

·      *Company employee sick pay.

·      Compassionate leave pay.

·      Employee Assistance Programme.

·      Free access to the Darwin Academy training programme to help further your career and skill levels.

·      Cycle to work scheme.

·      MediCash cash plan.

*Subject to terms and conditions

Why work for us:

‘Darwin Escapes is successful because of our Team, who are like minded, dedicated and committed to delivering outstanding standards and customer experience. This is how we support each other to carve those life long memories for our holiday home owners, holiday guests and golf members and visitors’ – Lindsey Esse, Managing Director.

What you will need

Required criteria

  • Right to Live and work in the UK
  • Excellent customer service and strong communication skills

Desired criteria

  • A driving licence and the ability to drive is an advantage to enable easy travel to and from the resort
  • Similar previous experience is ideal, however not essential

Darwin Escapes

We strive to set the standard, with a range of five-star destinations across the UK offering holiday breaks, holiday home ownership, and much more.
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A Darwin Escape will always be the perfect destination.

A chance to unwind, power down or charge up! You’ll be all set to explore, seize adventure, dream bigger and let go of it all.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat in a picturesque rural setting, or a fun-packed family break in the heart of the action, we’ve got the perfect escape waiting for you.

Each of our locations are unique – no two are the same. We have lots of different accommodation, from luxury lodges complete with their own private hot tub, through to family-sized caravans and even treehouses. We want you to love your escape, so we are always striving for excellence.

All of our resorts are beautifully-maintained, with our award-winning facilities and stunning accommodation. Where you can relax and unwind or have an adventure filled holiday break away – make it your holiday, your way.

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Start your career with one of the fastest growing companies in the UK holiday industry.

Darwin Escapes has 26 locations across the country, each with its own unique personality and offering, including luxurious lodge retreats, more family focused destinations and countryside tranquil locations. We offer something for everyone, from our holidays guests, holiday home owners to our valued staff.

No matter where you are in the country we are sure to have a resort near you. Whether you're down at the southern-most point of Cornwall or all the way up to Ayrshire in Scotland, and everywhere in between, we have the career for you!

If you're looking for a role in entertainment, food and beverage or at a management level the Darwin family will have the career waiting for you.

With a friendly and encouraging environment you can start your career at Darwin Escapes with lots of opportunities for progression or movement amongst locations.

Our benefits

We offer on-the-job training and a professional environment where everyone can thrive. So why not apply and start your career with us today!

Vacation, Paid time off

Paid sick days

Retirement plan and/or pension

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Gym membership or wellness programs

Free parking

Cycle to work

Referral bonus

Competitive salary

Discount on meals purchased

Discount on spa treatments or products

Free parking or Discounted parking

Employee Assistance Scheme

Kitchen Porter

We strive to set the standard, with a range of five-star destinations across the UK offering holiday breaks, holiday home ownership, and much more.