Catering and Housekeeping Manager

Location Windermere
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £31886.49
Contact name: John Cresswell

Job ref: 184806

GLL is looking for a qualified and experienced Catering and Housekeeping Manager to join our team at Ghyll Head Outdoor Education & Activity Centre, Windermere. If you have the skills and ambition to work as a Catering and Housekeeping Manager, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a job, it's a career.  Your duties will include managing both the catering and domestic team in our busy residential outdoor centre.  Undertaking preparation, cooking and serving of food in accordance with environmental health standards, in order to provide healthy and nutritious balanced meals and snacks for children. Directing the domestic housekeeping team to maintain a high standard of cleanliness for our visitors.


This is ideally a full time Catering and Housekeeping Manager position however we would welcome applicants who may be interested in a flexible working arrangement.


What you’ll do:

*          Providing and monitoring high standards of hygiene and care both in the catering and domestic housekeeping aspects of the Centre

*          Meeting the individual dietary requirements for customers, taking account of food allergies, medical conditions, and cultural needs.

*          Providing good quality, affordable, healthy, home cooked food to a wide variety of centre users, visitors and staff in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment.

*          Supervision and direction of catering tasks and the domestic housekeeping team staff.

*          Manage the catering and domestic teams staff rota, appraisals and supporting continued development of the team.


What you need:

*          You will already be experienced in catering / hospitality and with a working knowledge of legislation relating to hospitality venues

*          You'll understand everything from event catering to day-to-day kitchen work.

*          You'll have experience of housekeeping to a high standard.

*          You'll understand how to manage a team in both catering and housekeeping roles.

*          You'll be competent using IT, able to use online software and have sufficient knowledge to  create and edit word documents.

*          You'll have a basic understanding of data entry and use of a spreadsheet.

*          You'll ideally have a relevant level 3 qualification.

*          It is essential that you have a Basic Food Hygiene certificate.

*          With front-of-house experience, you'll be a great people-person, inspiring your colleagues as well as welcoming our customers.


As a leader within the leisure industry, we can also offer scope to progress your career, and job variety like nowhere else.


As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:

*          A salary of £31,886.49 per annum

*          A Values driven organisation

*          Learning & development to support career development

*          Good Pension schemes

*          Discounted gym membership for you and your partner.

*          A full-time permanent position

*          Industry leading rates of pay

*          Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events

*          Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal

*          Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria

*          Health assurance

*          Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too.

*          Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)

*          25% off Red Letter Days

*          25% off Buy A Gift

*          20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products.

*          Ride to work scheme

*          Free eye tests and discounted glasses


About GLL:

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres.

Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area.

One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community.


We offer two different types of work arrangements:

*              A permanent employment contract - part time and full time

*              A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool


If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you.

So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL.


Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer.


However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives.


We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams.


All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.