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Food & Beverage Assistant Manager - Droitwich

The National Trust
Droitwich, Worcestershire
24,843 pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Food & Beverage Assistant Manager - Droitwich




Are you looking to develop your career in Food & Beverage? The National Trust is renowned for its food and hospitality. We run 185 cafes all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we'd love you to join us. 



We have an opening for a Food and Beverage Assistant Manager to join us at Hanbury Hall. Because we are in a rural area, please think about how you’d be able to get here for work, before applying for the job.

Benefits: We want to help you look after the things that matter to you, such as saving for your future, getting a discount on your weekly shop, or encouraging you to find a work-life balance. Please read our package, below, to see what benefits we offer you.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full time), working 5 out of 7 days. Regular weekend working will be required, as well as weekdays and school/Bank holidays. No evenings or split-shifts.

Salary: £24,843 per year.

Duration: Permanent contract.

Interview dates: 29th May, 30th May, 5th June and 6th June 2024.


What it's like to work here




Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager, you'll be based at Hanbury Hall & Gardens (Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 7EA), a country retreat in the heart of Worcestershire. The Stables Café and Courtyard Kitchen are both open daily, serving a range of hot meals, cakes, sandwiches, bakes and drinks.? Hanbury also has 400 acres of parklands, gardens, the house and second-hand bookshop.?



At times you may be required to support our operations at The Greyfriars, a small Food & Beverage outlet in the centre of Worcester.

To find out more about what it’s like to work in a food and beverage team for the National Trust, click here to watch our video.


What you'll be doing




As Food and Beverage Assistant Manager, you’ll be working closely with the Food and Beverage Manager. You’ll be helping to look after the entire operation, keeping consistently high standards in the team, in the outlets, and in the food and drink we prepare and serve. You’ll always have an eye on ways to improve service and standards for our visitors.



You’ll support the team to help build a great place to work. This could include helping with recruiting and training new people or developing the team. You’ll make sure that the team follow all relevant legislation and National Trust policies.

You’ll be setting and achieving financial targets to increase income and profits. This could be by driving sales through controlling resources and achieving the best possible customer service.

We’ll give you an induction that fits the job, and training in allergens and food safety, plus any mentoring needed to help you in your role. You can sign up for further professional training and development if you wish. 

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.


Who we're looking for




We’d love to hear from you if you’re:



  • Used to achieving outstanding customer service in a similar environment.
  • A good leader of people, skilled in setting personal objectives and giving feedback.
  • Experienced with budgets to increase income and control costs (including managing stock and waste).
  • A people person, with a friendly attitude and great communication skills.
  • Aware of health and safety compliance.


The package




The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.



  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax-free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • EV car lease scheme 
  • Perks at work discounts such as gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most Trust places

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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