Assistant Food and Beverage Manager

University of Reading - Henley Business School


Start date: as soon as possible

Interview date: TBC

Henley Business School is situated in 30 acres of beautiful countryside in the Chiltern Valley on the banks of the River Thames two miles from Henley on Thames. It provides management training for Post Graduates and Senior Executives from all around the world.

The core purpose of the Hotel and Conference Services Department is to deliver a World Class Service which supports Henley’s strategic principles in promoting the quality of the Business School and its physical learning environment.

We deliver an exceptional service experience and our operational and support staff plays a significant part in delivering the Henley experience. Their contribution plays a major role in sustaining our quality reputation.

The Food and Beverage team produce and deliver high quality cuisine using fresh local seasonal produce for our daily menus, fine dining evenings, weddings and marquee events. Customer satisfaction is measured in a number of ways and we consistently achieve scores of 85% and above. This position will work with the management team in ensuring our goals and service levels are achieved and assist in the development of our future provision.

You will have:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with teams
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Team leading skills
  • Experience of working within a similar environment
  • Work flexibility to cover peaks of business.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Catering and Conference Services Manager

Contact name: Paul Rodrigues

Contact phone:+44 (0)1491 414560

Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Head of Hotel Operations

Contact name: Dereck St Clair

Contact phone:+44 (0)1491 418839

Contact email:

To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by the UK Border Agency and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Border Agency Website.

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