Cafe Manager Front of House

  • Job Reference: 00000830-1
  • Date Posted: 18 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Goodnestone Park
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Sector: Catering & Hospitality
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The Old Dairy Café located within the beautiful grounds of Goodnestone Park Gardens offers morning coffee, cakes, brunch, lunches and afternoon tea in a relaxed and casual environment. We also have occasional special events including our monthly Supper Club. The Front of House pride themselves on the friendly, professional level of service they offer whether it’s a cup of coffee or a full service at one of our special events. 

The Individual

Goodnestone Park are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate café manager at the Old Dairy Café. The role will involve working in conjunction with the head chef to ensure the effective operation of the Café including supervising staff, stock management, customer care and preparing and serving food and drink

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, polite and friendly person with the ability to work under pressure in our very busy café.

  • Proven experience in hospitality management or previous front of house role (Preferable)
  • Self- motivated individual who can work well within a team.
  • Good verbal and written communication.
  • Own transport due to rural location.

Principal duties

  • Be responsible for the smooth running of the café which will include supper club evenings.
  • Supervising front of house staff and acting as a coordinator with the kitchen.
  • Taking orders, clearing tables and serving hot and cold drinks including use of a barrister coffee machine
  • Key holder responsibilities including opening up and closing down and ensuring the café is secure at all times.
  • Cash handling, float management and till reconciliation daily
  • Using an electronic point of sale system.
  • Coordination of social media and marketing content in conjunction with the owner.

The Package

  • £25,000 Per Annum (Dependent on age and experience)
  • Equal share of gratuities.
  • 5 days per week including weekends and bank holidays.
  • Straight shifts with evenings off apart from our monthly supper club and the occasional special event
  • Paid Holiday entitlement is 28 days annually.
  • Workplace pension scheme

​How to apply

Applications should be submitted with a covering letter to Sue Thompson olddairy@goodnestone.com

Applicants selected for interview will be invited to attend a meeting at Goodnestone Park.     No agencies