Food and Beverage Manager

Darwin Escapes
Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
Closing date
18 Aug 2021

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Company overview:

Darwin Escapes has 24 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!

The position:

We are looking for a Food and Beverage Manager to join our award winning team at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Perks of this Food and Beverage Manager role in the Lake District:

Introductory bonus!

One bedroom apartment accommodation available for the right candidate.

Immediate start.

This is a permanent position to work full time hours. Hours will be across 5 variable days. Flexibility is essential to suit the needs of the business. 

Main responsibilities:

The successful Food and Beverage Manager will

  • Lead the Front of House team to ensure all guests at the resort receive five star standard of customer service that we pride ourselves on.
  • Successfully manage the Front of House team.
  • Complete rotas, manage stock budgets, complete stock checks and complete all necessary paperwork promptly.
  • Ensure the serving of food and beverages are prompt and efficient.
  • Prompt glass collecting and resetting of tables within the restaurant.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and presentation of all areas.
  • Ensure accurate cash handling, using an EPOS system.
  • Identify and issue any required training amongst the Front of House team.
  • Ensure high, award winning standards are upheld.


  • Previous management experience is essential.
  • Food and Beverage experience is essential.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Positive work ethic with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • A driving licence and ability to drive is an advantage to enable easy travel to and from the resort.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary and introductory bonus.
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement.
  • 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.
  • Discounts on spa treatments.
  • *'Introduce a friend' recruitment bonus.
  • *100% work attendance 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.
  • Health Shield 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.

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