Bar Bistro Supervisor

University of Kent - Commercial Services

Would you like to be an integral part of our award winning, IiP team providing an exceptional service with pride, passion and professionalism?

If you have enthusiasm when dealing with a diverse range of customers from students to University staff on a daily basis, are flexible regarding your hours of work and thrive on providing great customer service in a cafe, bar or commercial outlet then our role of Bar/Bistro Supervisor is for you.

This is a fixed term position offering a 35 hour working week, a chance for overtime and time off over Christmas and the New Year.

As a Bar/Bistro Supervisor you will:

  • Have excellent customer service skills, experience of working in a Bar/Cafe and using tills. You must be enthusiastic regarding the role and duties.
  • Assist the Food & Beverage Manager in the supervision and delivery of an efficient and high quality bar/bistro service, undertaking all aspects of stock and cash control, assisting in the service of food and drink and working closely with kitchen colleagues to deliver a first-class dining experience.
  • Supervise casual staff daily, so supervisory experience is a must. You will also assist with their induction and operational training.

You will need to remain calm and efficient, even in times of extreme pressure, so customer service skills are essential.

Please refer to the attached job description for a full list of the duties.

The Department

Kent Hospitality provides housekeeping, catering, bar, reception, conference and events services.

The department manages student accommodation on the Canterbury and Medway campuses for over 6,500 students.

We have been awarded Gold status by Investors in People since 2010, attributable to our committed staff delivering outstanding customer service with passion, pride and professionalism.

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Further Information

Closing date for applications: 5 January 2018
Interviews are expected to be held: possible w/c 8 January 2018

Please click on the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system, we do not require a CV. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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