Restaurant Supervisor / Team Leader - Bruton, Somerset

Bruton, Somerset
£30,000 per annum plus tronc
05 May 2023
02 Jun 2023
Full Time

Restaurant Supervisor / Team Leader - Bruton, Somerset

£30,000 per annum plus Tronc and fantastic benefits

The Botanical Rooms

A contemporary take on British fine-dining, we offer a true farm to fork experience in a beautifully designed, atmospheric 60 cover restaurant. All food is prepared in our kitchen with ingredients fresh from our gardens or locally sourced, ensuring quality and seasonality. Our talented chefs ensure each ingredient is elevated to its highest potential - creating an unforgettable experience. Open for breakfast through to dinner, we offer cream tea in the library and early evening cocktails on the terrace.

Our Team Leaders


As Team Leader you will ensure smooth and efficient running of breakfast, lunch or dinner service in the restaurants. You will be confidant, self-motivated, lead from the front and be passionate about hospitality. Prime focus will be on guest’s experience throughout the dining experience, supporting your managers in ensuring front of house team delivers and upholds the exceptional service levels. You will be responsible for delivering impeccable service within a team of 15 staff, enthusing, coaching and supporting. Creating and ensuring a close working relationship with your team is key, as department fluidity is essential for our business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the restaurant is impeccably set and that service throughout is faultless.
  • Ensure the guest has the best possible experience, enthusing your team to prevail.
  • Support staff training, development and motivation.
  • Enforcing systems to manage the team and overall presentation of the department to ensure high standards are upheld.
  • Ensure your team and their knowledge is current and correct, installing confidence in theirs and your delivery.
  • Liaise with Restaurant Manager to ensure private dining and special events are executed well throughout the department.
  • Ensure department requisitions are prompt and meets business requirements.
  • Maintain company representation, ensuring you and your team always look impeccable. 
  • Ensure The Newt’s style of service and ethos is always upheld.

Skills and Experience


  • Previous experience in a Supervisor or Head Waiter role in high-end restaurant required
  • Willingness to develop, grown and keep up with the demands of our developing business
  • Confident in service and feels comfortable leading
  • Great attention to detail
  • Great time management and self-motivated
  • Passion for food, beverage and luxury hospitality
  • Basic computer skills

Your Newt Rewards

  • Exceptional working environment, fresh estate grown meal provided each day
  • Free fitness classes onsite
  • Free inspirational talks from leading guest speakers each month 
  • 30% discount on online shop and free delivery
  • 30% discount in the shops across the estate
  • 30% discount at restaurants across the estate
  • 30% discount on Newt cyder and Babylonstoren wine
  • 50% discount in the Spa
  • Discounted hotel stays for staff
  • Garden Membership
  • Free entry to our partner gardens including the Eden Project
  • Family Events 3 times per year
  • Access to internal/external training qualifications and programmes including WSET
  • Cross Training and career development opportunities