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Catering Manager - Full Time - Littlehampton Wave

Freedom Leisure
Rustington Littlehampton United Kingdom

Do you want to make a difference within your local community, supporting people to improve their lives through leisure?

If you feel driven to inspire people to be more active, improve their wellbeing and would like a job that will make a real different to local people’s lives then Freedom Leisure is the place for you!

We are a not-for-profit leisure trust with we have a strong purpose and commitment to support our local communities and hard-to-reach groups encouraging them to become more active, contributing to improved lives. From Swimming lessons, to walking football and everything in-between we are driven to provide fun and welcoming sessions to support the whole community to be active, both within our leisure centres and in the local community.

To manage the catering function within the Centre, leading the team to ensure customers experience a professional and quality catering service. Delivering a varied menu and quality Costa Coffee, ensuring staff are trained and working to clear guidelines. Developing the service to meet the needs of the local community and seasonal changes will be key.

You should already be working at Assistant Manager level or higher within a medium to large operation. The people we are looking for will have the ability to manage a number of priorities at the same time; will be able to build, lead and motivate staff and have a passion for the leisure and cultural services and events. The ability to deliver on tight deadlines under pressure is absolutely essential.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

Hours: 37 hours a week, Monday - Sunday (Rota basis)

  • Strong people management skills
  • Level 2 food hygiene
  • At least three years in a catering role
  • Experience of problem solving, customer service and staff management
  • Experience of identifying staff training and development requirements and implementing development opportunities
  • Experience of managing or contributing to an income target
  • Experience of stock management (ordering/rotation) and building relationships with key suppliers
  • An ability to lead and motivate a staff team
  • Good IT skills including the ability to produce and interpret reports and data
  • Team orientated approach, able to work across organisation boundaries, demonstrate interest and be supportive of the work of staff and colleagues

We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued. That's why we've developed a benefits package with you in mind, so what can we offer you?

  • My Staff Shop, our very own staff benefit scheme, gives employees access to a great range of benefits. Get discounts on cinema tickets, travel bookings, high street e-vouchers, gift cards, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending.
  • Discounted Staff membership (including family members)
  • Incremental holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24/7 confidential, independent and professional counselling.
  • Company pension
  • Various insurance and saving schemes
  • Financial advice
  • Cycle-to-work and Car Leasing tax-efficient schemes (salaried staff only, depending on earnings)
  • All this as well as fully funded training and career progression opportunities in a team working environment

Closing Date: 24th November 2023

Salary: Up to Β£25,000 per annum

This job is closed.