Catering Manager (Seasonal) - YHA Windermere
YHA Windermere are looking to recruit a Kitchen Manager for 25 - 42.5 hours per week.
YHA Windermere has panoramic views of Lake Windermere and the Coniston & Langdale fells. The hostel is based in Troutbeck, a short walk to the village and then 2 miles from Windermere and 3 miles from Ambleside, with good transport links from the bus stop at the bottom of the lane. There are extensive grounds and woodland to explore, with great access to the fells in Troutbeck. Being slightly set back from the town means that the site is often relaxing and peaceful during the day time, when the crowds are elsewhere.
The hostel is medium sized and has glamping and camping options alongside the internal rooms, our tipis, bell tents, pods and airstream are very popular, especially with families. The staff accommodation is split in two, one cottage on site in the woods, a few hundred metres from the hostel, and another property down by the lakeside.
What can YHA offer you?
YHA Windermere is somewhere a little different, certainly not your average office. YHA offers a fantastic benefits package including:
- We pay £11.57, subject to pay review in line with the living wage increase
- 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
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