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Senior Food and Beverage Supervisor

University of Kent - Keynes K Bar

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £23,144 to £24,533 per annum, Grade 4
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 19th June 2024
Job Ref: CS-303-24-R2

Are you ready to take charge and lead an incredible team at a bustling university campus bar?

We're looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Senior Food & Beverage Supervisor to join the K Bar team at the University of Kent. 

Located at the heart of the university campus, K Bar is a vibrant and bustling hub where students come together to unwind, socialize, and create lasting memories. With its inviting ambiance and friendly atmosphere, the campus bar serves as a social epicenter for students from all walks of life. The bar offers an impressive selection of beverages, including signature cocktails, craft beers, and non-alcoholic options, ensuring there's something for everyone's taste. The creative bar staff are dedicated to crafting delicious concoctions while providing exceptional service. Beyond its drink offerings, K Bar hosts a range of events and activities that cater to diverse interests. From live music performances and trivia nights to themed parties and karaoke sessions, there's always something exciting happening at the bar.

As the Senior Food & Beverage Supervisor, you will have the chance to create unforgettable moments for students, foster a sense of community, contribute to the vibrant university experience and assist the Food and Beverage Manager in the day-to-day running of the bar.

Rewarding your contribution

You will enjoy a friendly, open, and collaborative working environment, and support in your development and wellbeing, along with a range of great staff benefits including:

  • A 35-hour working week on a Monday to Sunday rota
  • Regular overtime during busy periods (up to 48 hours per week)
  • 43 days paid leave including paid time off when we are closed over Christmas and the New Year, a rarity in catering!
  • An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • On-site parking

You will be required to:

  • Oversee, train, and guide the front-of-house team, leading by example.
  • Ensure the highest standards of customer service are maintained at all times.
  • Manage inventory, order supplies, and monitor stock levels.
  • Assist the Food and Beverage Manager to create and implement innovative drink menus and special promotions.
  • Work alongside student groups and societies to create a memorable student experience.
  • Maintain compliance with all health and safety regulations.

What we are looking for in the right candidate:

  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Experience of supervising bar and catering staff in a high-volume environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Health and safety/risk assessment knowledge
  • Experience of creating rotas and organising work schedules
  • Knowledge and experience of EPOS and stock management systems

We are ambitious for our people, our communities and the region we serve – join us in making the world a better place. Visit our website for more on who we are: http://www.kent.ac.uk/about/

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact peopleserviceshr@kent.ac.uk quoting reference number CS-303-24-R2.

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