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Assistant Catering Manager

University of Leeds - Catering Services

Location: Leeds
Salary: £25,306 to £29,169 Grade 5, per annum (plus meals)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: FDCAT1021

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you have the ability to motivate a team in a demanding environment, ensuring excellent standards of customer service at all times?

Do you have experience working at a management level within a restaurant, hotel, or other hospitality setting and are looking for a new challenge?

University Catering and Hospitality Services operates a range of retail catering across campus, and an extensive range of hospitality services. 

University House is the premium venue for our hospitality and fine dining services. As Catering Manager, you will be an integral part of a dedicated team working to deliver an impeccable customer service experience with an enthusiastic, reliable and confident approach. You will ensure the smooth operation of our suite of function and meeting rooms by ensuring that customer needs and our standards are met and are adhered to at all times. 

You will have experience working within a restaurant, hotel, or other hospitality setting at management level and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Effective time management and organisational skills are key in order to ensure an effective and efficient customer experience. 

This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week, worked 5 days over 7, usually between the hours of 7am and 11pm.  You will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business including working in other locations on campus, if necessary, and working weekends, bank holidays and closure days as and when required, with time in lieu to balance.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Chris Jenkins - Catering & Hospitality Operations Manager 

Email: C.Jenkins@leeds.ac.uk 

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Facilities Directorate

School/Institute: Catering Services

Category: Operational Support

Working Time: 35 hours per week, worked 5 days over 7

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Downloads: Candidate Brief 

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