We’re Hiring: Catering Supervisor

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Catering Supervisor to join our team here at Cromford Mills, a beautiful 18th century cotton-mill complex which forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The complex is owned and operated by the Arkwright Society, a charitable trust dedicated to the restoration and conservation of this unique site.

If you have experience in the operational aspects of catering provision, work well in a team and would like to support our Head of Catering, and deputise for the Assistant Catering Manager in managing our catering outlets, then this could be the role for you.

Working Hours: Day-time shifts. Minimum 24 hours per week on a permanent contract, with the ability to pick up more shifts to cover holidays where required. Occasional weekend work may be required.

Salary: £12 p/h

Working patterns: Working at least one weekend day will be required, as well as availability on Bank Holidays and school holidays.

What it’s like to work at Cromford Mills?

At Cromford Mills, we believe in being a supportive, teamwork driven workplace, where working together creates the best experience for our visitors. We operate three catering outlets, one in the main mill complex and two nearby, next to the Cromford Canal. The mill and the canal area are popular destinations for local and national visitors and the catering offer is a key income source for the charity.

We are a large site with a business centre, a busy events and conference programme throughout the year. We operate guided tours of the mill which includes our visitor centre and the Arkwright Experience, telling the story of Sir Richard Arkwright who established the first mill here at Cromford in 1771. We also have an award-winning educational offer for schools and a very capable and involved volunteer team who help deliver the visitor heritage offer.

All these activities create a beautiful, unique and vibrant place to work.

What you’ll be doing

Having a passion to deliver high quality, customer focused catering, you will want to ensure that the quality and variety of food excites and differentiates us from the competition.

You will have a drive to ensure high standards are maintained and will work with the Head of Catering to ensure that these are consistently delivered in customer service, food safety, Health & Safety, COSHH, HACCP, till procedures, and licensing.

You will enjoy working in a team and will deputise for the Assistant Catering Manager in their absence. This will include duty managing the department, cash reconciliation, and opening and closing the two cafes.

You will be used to working with procedures and guidelines, and will assist with stock management and equipment monitoring, as well as implementing current operating policies; identifying improvements that might increase efficiency, profitable sales or reduce the cost base.

You will enjoy working with suppliers and colleagues, you will maintain and manage supplier relationships to maximize economies of scale and will want to cooperate with other members of the management team in running the site and developing business.

The Cromford Mills reputation will always be at the forefront of your mind, and you’ll be proud to share our good work with customers, whilst looking to maximise sales with new ideas so that the profit can be reinvested back into the maintenance and future development of the site.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team to exceed our customer’s expectations with the service, choice, and range of delicious food we prepare and serve.

You will need to be

  • Passionate about food, and about all aspects of its provision, from sourcing to serving it.
  • Great at communicating with both customers and team members.
  • Creative and proactive, with experience of menu development.
  • Knowledgeable about food safety legislation and compliance.
  • Experienced in working in a busy catering establishment with a proven track record of success.
  • Able to understand financial data, including budgets, and have basic ICT skills.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Organised, including knowledge of stock and waste management.
  • Strong people management skills, including monitoring personal objectives and providing feedback.
  • Able to thrive in a demanding role.

The package

Benefits for working at Cromford Mills:

  • Free staff parking
  • Staff discount scheme
  • Generous annual leave
  • Workplace pension scheme where applicable.
  • Training & Development tailored to you.

Please send applications to Rob Williams, Catering Manager, on rwilliams@arkwrightsociety.org.uk.


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Posted on
June 25, 2024