Somerset Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride & Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week  
Salary: £43,260.59 per annum (with discretionary quarterly bonus based on performance)
Location: Hinkley Campus, Bridgwater

Somerset Larder is an award-winning company, using locally sourced food to supply catering services and food-to-go options across the southwest. This is an exciting time to join our business, as we are constantly growing and expanding our reach.

Due to our rapid growth, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Unit Manager to join our campus team on our Hinkley Point C contract, based primarily at Hinkley Campus, which provides accommodation for many of the teams working on the construction of the project. To learn more about our partnership with Hinkley Point C, please click here.

Our campus hospitality operation is comprised of bar, kitchen and restaurant staff.  Our Chef Managers and Front of House Managers ensure each aspect of our hospitality and catering service is consistently delivered to a high standard.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Operations and Culinary Director, you will undertake the operational management and leadership of the restaurants, bars and food outlets on Hinkley Campus.  You will co-ordinate and support your Chef Manager, Front of House Manager and Supervisors in their own service planning and ensure they and all staff follow your example by modelling not only our values, but a first-class operational standard.

You will be a supportive and motivational leader, who brings the team together and nurtures their performance and development, communicating clearly in regular staff meetings on any operational service improvement initiatives or priorities.

With a keen eye for strategic development, you will also work closely with the Operations Director and other members of the Senior Management Team to contribute to the continuous improvement of our company-wide services and products.  Part of this will also include networking and establishing positive and productive relationships with your key stakeholders across the business, including our suppliers and our client.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Level 3 (or above) qualification relevant to hospitality and/or catering
  • Level 3 Food Hygiene qualification (or willing to achieve)
  • Strong and demonstrable people management experience
  • Leadership skills gained in a hospitality environment (or similar environment)
  • A working and up-to-date knowledge of operational compliance for Health and Safety Regulations in relation to hospitality/catering business operations
  • The ability to influence, advise and guide a team of staff
  • Experience of, and a desire to, manage and develop staff to professional standards, in line with legislation and best practice.

Rewards and Benefits

We have a whole host of excellent benefits including a generous pension contribution, 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays), a free lunch and cycle scheme. We also make your mental health and wellbeing a priority by providing free access to an Employee Assistance Helpline and an Occupational Health service. Alongside this, we offer flexible shift options, extensive training, and the opportunity to learn new skills, all whilst working in a modern, safe and engaging environment.

To view the job description, please click here.

Good to know:

Successful applicants will be required to provide a three-year employment history and five-year address history in order to work on Hinkley Point C and must be able to evidence their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as these roles are based on a nuclear regulated site. 

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