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Catering Duty Manager - Bardon Mill, Hexham

Bardon Mill, Hexham
£11.57 Per Hour
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Catering Duty Manager - YHA The Sill at Hadrian's Wall

YHA The Sill Hadrians Wallare looking to recruit a Kitchen Manager for 25-42.5 hr a week vacancy.

What can YHA offer you?

YHA The Sill Hadrians Wall is a stunning new purpose built 88 bed hostel just a short 10 minute walk to the historic Hadrians Wall. We are attached to the Sill Discovery Centre where regular fairs and events take place throughout the year. The area immediately surrounding the hostel is great for walking and running and is situated on both the Hadrians wall way and Pennine Way. If history is your thing then the Vindolanda roman fort and museum is a short walk away, and many roman forts linked along Hadrians wall. The historic towns and cities of Hexham, Carlisle are a short drive away, and if you are feeling in need of some city fun so is Newcastle (there is an excellent bus and train service to these areas as well, from the front of the hostel). The small town of Haltwhistle (the centre of Britain!) is 4 miles away and has shops, cafes and pubs.

We have the renowned twice brewed pub next door that has, in addition to its award winning ales brewed on site, a planetarium as well. This is as we are located in in an area  awarded ‘International Dark Sky Park (Gold Tier)’ status, so the universe is also at your fingertips.

We are a super busy hostel with varied guests from sole use groups to families and individual bookings from guests from all over the world. Come and join our friendly and enthusiastic team, we cant wait to welcome you.

  • We pay £11.57 per hour and this will be adjusted after April minimum pay award rise to reflect pay differential with team members.
  • We can offer live in accommodation if required (The current staff accommodation charge is £60.90 per week)
  • You will get access to YHA’s staff discount and cashback portal
  • Free YHA Membership each year
  • 10 nights free hostel stays per year for you and up to 3 friends or family

There’s lots more benefits to working for YHA so please visit our YHA Jobs website to find out more.

What will you be doing as Kitchen Manager?

Our Kitchen managers are responsible for supporting the management of an operational budget and delivery of KPI’s, supporting with a wide range of customer facing duties across the hostel, delivering an excellent service to all guests and visitors, giving them a great experience of YHA.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • managing the food and beverage operation within your hostel
  • leading the preparation and delivery of food to agreed YHA standards
  • carrying out cleaning duties predominantly within our kitchen and food and beverage service areas
  • minimising food and beverage waste
  • maximising food and beverage profits
  • Hostel duties, housekeeping and reception, as required by the business.

What Skills and Experience do you need to be a Kitchen Manager?

Our kitchen manager role requires flexibility to cover different shifts and tasks. It’s an advantage but not essential that our kitchen managers have worked in a face-to-face role with customers previously. Experience** in hospitality or customer service would be advantageous, including the management and delivery of a quality service.

Proven experience of working with the hospitality industry would be advantageous and significant experience of food and beverage best practice is essential.  Qualifications such as City & Guilds 706/ 1&2, NVQ4 or equivalent level of experience, Food Safety Level 2 Certificate are desired.  Experience working knowledge of allergens and health and safety compliance requirements along with excellent numeracy skills and experience of stock control and waste principles to maximise profit is essential.

Duties vary so good communication skills, excellent timekeeping and basic IT skills are advantages.

Knowledge and understanding of YHA’s core purpose and experience of working in a team are beneficial.

**We value lived experience just as much as previous skills and knowledge. We offer a robust induction, ongoing training, and further development, however, some of our roles will have further skills requirements. It’s an advantage but not essential that our team members have experience volunteering or working with other people.

How do you apply?

Submit your CV and complete the application form (it’s a short one, we promise!). If you need any assistance, please visit the contact page on the YHA Jobs website and someone from the team will help you.

Who are YHA?

If you would like to find out more about YHA the charity, the culture, the heritage and so much more please visit our jobs website.

YHA’s core strategic priority is access for all. It is a fundamental part of our charitable objects and the foundation upon which our 90-year history is built. We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone.

You can find out more about us by visiting the ‘Working for YHA’ pages of the YHA Jobs website.

PLEASE NOTE All relevant checks are in place to ensure safeguarding and legal requirements of safer recruitment are adhered to.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

YHA Job Title: Kitchen Manager

Keywords: Catering Manager, Kitchen Manager, Food and Beverage Manager


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