Catering Manager

Location Reading
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness Management
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £27,108
Contact name: Alex O'Connor

Job ref: 187226

Catering Manager

Based: Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, Berkshire


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Catering Manager to oversee the catering provision in our brand new Rivermead Leisure Centre. You will have full responsibility for evaluating suppliers based on quality, cost, reliability and the associated marketing and displays.

This new, high-profile venue will have a discerning customer base who are likely to place an emphasis on health and quality. Understanding the potential requirements of our customers, you will source and order food and beverage items accordingly as well as inputting into the menu. The importance of customer care in this role is key and you’ll lead and inspire your team to deliver the high standards that you expect.

This role would suit an experienced team leader/manager from a café environment or catering manager with ambitions to take their career to the next level. You’ll be an excellent team player with a Food Hygiene Certificate Level 3, COSHH knowledge and ideally NVQ Level 2 in Catering & Hospitality.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you’d expect from the UK’s largest leisure provider:

*         Pension schemes

*         Ride to work scheme

*         Discounted membership at our leisure centres

*         The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we’re run plus associated social events

*         Career pathways

*         Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If you think you’d be a good fit for this role, apply now


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

To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.


About Us

GLL is the UK’s largest leisure and cultural services provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.