Portering Supervisor

Up to 10.00 Per Hour
10 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019
Miss Laura Glover
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Portering Supervisor

Looking for a new opportunity as a Portering Supervisor? A step towards your new career? Or maybe you want to move up a level and take on more responsibility?

Look no further as we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, multi-talented and highly skilled Portering Supervisor to supervise of team members to ensure all general duties are completed to appropriate standards.

Package description

  • £10.00 per hour. 37.5 hours per week.

  • The opportunity of joining the Compass pension and share scheme

  • Discounts at various high street stores

Main responsibilities

The successful Portering Supervisor will undertake the following duties:

  • Prepare rotas and ensure that there is adequate staff on duty to cover all areas for the day, evening and night shift working patterns.

  • Ensure supervision of all portering staff is carried out at both work and rest break times.
    Authorise all staff annual leave requests and maintain annual leave records.  Arrange appropriate cover as and where necessary.
    Take an active role in the recruitment of all staff.  Assess and shortlist application forms, interview and recruit staff.
    Give induction training to all new members of staff and provide refresher training to all staff on a planned and regular basis, or when required on an individual basis. 
    To undertake other in house training sessions, assessing staff and coordinating training programmes, as required.


  • To support the Department in the introduction of NVQ training schemes, arranging the release and cover of staff.
    Ensure that all staff training records are signed by each employee and supervisor, then maintained and kept up to date.
    Monitor all staff sickness and absence levels, reporting trends and notifying the Assistant Hotel Services Manager so that appropriate action can be taken.
    Undertake annual Personal Development Interviews with all staff, to ensure that development, training and educational needs are identified and individual action plans developed and supported, as part of the NHS Plan.
    To operate the one-point call control desk to ensure demand for porters services hospital wide are met in a timely and effective fashion by allocating tasks to porters and when appropriate by performing tasks in person.
    To allocate ad hoc tasks fairly, as they are received.  Also to participate in the general portering duties, patient movement etc, as workloads demand, as long as one Portering supervisor remains available at the Supervisor’s desk.

Ideal candidate

If our Portering Supervisor position is right for you and you match our criteria of highly honed skills and qualities - please apply today with no hesitation, we want to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your CV. 

About the company

Healthcare Retail, part of Medirest, is passionate about delivering excellent products, standards and customer service to patients, staff and visitors in over 50 NHS hospitals around the UK through convenience and catering retail formats.  The portfolio comprises many high street brand franchises including Costa Coffee and M&S Simply Food as well as a selection of in-house brands.

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