DESIblitz Job: Catering Manager – YHA Chester Trafford Hall

Catering Manager – YHA Chester Trafford Hall

Apprenticeship Chester
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Youth Hostel Association

We are really excited to announce our new hostel due to open in Chester this June, YHA Trafford Hall.

This will be a unique operation as we will be working alongside our partner (url removed) . The Regenda Group regenerates places and works with people to create the opportunities they need to thrive. They are a dynamic group of organisations doing very different things: working in places where they can make a difference. Their values are in line with our own and we are excited about what we can achieve together at YHA Trafford Hall.

Trafford Hall is a beautiful 18th century listed building set in extensive grounds with good transport links to Chester and other major cities. The main Hall has a suite of meeting rooms which will be utilised as a training and conference venue.   The main accommodation area comprises of 42 ensuite rooms and surrounds a beautiful garden courtyard, there is an additional annex building with a further 11 ensuite rooms.

We are YHA.

We believe in the power of travel and adventure. To connect people to each other, to nature, the outdoors, culture and heritage.

YHA is a 90-year-old social enterprise. Today, the charity makes a difference to more than a million people each year through our 150 hostels, activity centres and leading work in volunteering, traineeships, apprenticeships and youth employment.

We welcome all yet specialise in creating opportunities for young people. We have a thriving schools and groups programme and work with partners to support access for young people and families with challenging lives.

What we’re looking for:

In line with YHA strategy our top impact priority is to ensure that all means
all, increasing the scale and breadth of our reach and ensuring that YHA is for everyone. To fully realise this ambition, we need a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.

Our people share a common purpose: to improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of all, but especially young people facing adversity and challenges.

To achieve this, we subscribe to a set of core values and behaviours: HEART. Helpful, Efficient, Authentic, Respectful and Team-Spirited.   Our HEART values recognise the need for equality, diversity, and inclusion and to ensure we are reaching all, we capture this information at both the attraction and onboarding stages of employment.

You can find out more here: https://(url removed)/life-at-yha/people-values-behaviours

Our catering manager role requires flexibility to cover different shifts and tasks. 

Our catering managers are responsible for supporting the management of an operational budget and delivery of KPI’s, therefore, previous leadership experience and experience managing budgets is desired.  Knowledge and understanding of the core purpose of YHA along with excellent communication and customer service skills are essential.

Proven experience of working with the hospitality industry would be advantageous and significant experience of food and beverage best practice is essential.  Qualifications such as City & Guilds 706/ 1&2, NVQ4 or equivalent level of experience, Food Safety Level 2 Certificate are desired.  Experience working knowledge of allergens and health and safety compliance requirements along with excellent numeracy skills and experience of stock control and waste principles to maximise profit is essential.


What you’ll be doing:

Our catering managers are responsible for the management of the food and beverage (F&B) operation within our hostel, leading the preparation and delivery to agreed YHA standards.  You’ll have responsibility for the achievement of targets across the F&B function, maximising profit and minimising waste.  You will have management responsibility for team members. 

What you’ll get in return:

Working for a charity such as YHA can be extremely rewarding in itself, however, we also have a generous benefits package.

You can find out more here: https://(url removed)/life-at-yha/benefits-and-rewards/

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

If you require any assistance to submit an application please email: (url removed)

Please Note: to become an employee at YHA you must produce the correct ID for Right to Work in the UK and all DBS checks. Successful applicants must produce a satisfactory DBS check before a start date can be confirmed and before you can reside in our staff accommodation. We will ensure you receive your contract before your confirmed start date. YHA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during our safer recruitment process in line with this commitment.

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Posted 1 year ago