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Assistant Restaurant and Functions Manager (Modern Life Café)

University of East Anglia - Sport and Commercial Services - UEA Catering Services

Location: Norwich
Salary: £21,197 to £23,144 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: GG576

Enjoy working in the hospitality industry but want better employee benefits? 

In this role you will benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement, which includes a break encompassing the UEA (University of East Anglia) closure periods across the Christmas and New Year, and during Easter.

University of East Anglia’s Catering service are looking for a self-motivated Assistant Restaurant and Functions Manager working in the Modern Life Café at the internationally renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA). 

Working closely with the Restaurant and Functions Manager, you will provide an essential role in both the daily service of the counter-service restaurant, and at our conference & banqueting events. 

You will also enjoy working in the beautiful glass-fronted restaurant in the Grade II listed gallery, providing high quality service for a range of customers, from our regular coffee and cake art gallery visitors to large scale banqueting events.

Is this role for me?

You will communicate with and motivate front line staff; help to improve sales; offer exceptional customer service; enjoy event co-ordination and execution; maintain high standards; comply with all food safety requirements; and promote new initiatives.  

You will need experience in a catering customer facing role; be an excellent team player; possess good IT skills; and be able to communicate successfully with a variety of staff and customers. Some experience in banqueting service is ideal as you will be required to supervise functions and events however full training will be given. A professional image suitable for a customer facing role is essential.

You will be required to work any five days from seven, covering mornings and evenings as the business deems it necessary, therefore a flexible approach to working hours is essential.

What are the benefits of working for UEA?

As well as a commitment to paying the real living wage for all staff, and working for a business that cares and supports the mental health and wellbeing of their personnel, you will also benefit from:

  • Excellent pension
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Discounted access to one of the country’s leading sports and swimming complexes
  • Working in a pleasant campus environment 

For more information about the benefits of working for the UEA, please visit: Staff Benefits - Careers at UEA - About

For further information about the University of East Anglia’s catering services, please visit https: www.uea.ac.uk/uea-life/campus-life/eat-and-drink

If you meet all the essential requirements of the person specification, it would be great to hear from you!

This post is available immediately on a full-time, indefinite basis.

Closing date: 3 January 2023

To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at: https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. As examples, we already hold an Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality. We also have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.

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