Lambeth Palace is a unique building of significant historical and global provenance. It is, first and foremost, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and their family, as well as home to a wider, diverse and thriving, residential community. It is also an office and the epicentre of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s ministry to the Church of England and the global Anglican Communion. It is a Grade I listed building comprising various listed buildings dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries, set within 10 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.
By its nature and location, Lambeth Palace is seen as an iconic statement of the values and the nature of the Church of England, the Anglican Communion and the ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury. As such, the way it is managed is essential to the witness and ministry exercised or exemplified within its boundaries. It requires flair to work well, joy to give atmosphere, peace to encourage ministry and love to welcome guests of all kinds.
In collaboration with the wider Hospitality Team, the Catering Team play an essential role in the setting of the tone and ethos of the practical operational extension of the Archbishop’s ministry.
In line with the Archbishop’s wishes, we continue to develop the events business at Lambeth Palace in order to open up the Palace more to the public, increasing awareness of the Archbishop’s ministry and generating income that can contribute to the upkeep and work of the Palace.
This is a unique opportunity assisting the Hospitality Operations Manager in bringing practical support to an important aspect of Lambeth Palace’s outreach.
As Catering Supervisor, you will ensure the safe management and co-ordination of waiting staff teams, the effective running and delivery of the service and ensure that all waiting staff adhere to and uphold the standards of Lambeth Palace. In doing so you will support the Hospitality team to deliver the day to day catering and hospitality at Lambeth Palace in a safe and well managed environment for staff and visitors.
To be successful, you will need to be passionate about customer service and the values that we respect when welcoming guests. With excellent leadership and team working skills. you will be highly organised and efficient, able to prioritise and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.
With experience of working safely within the hospitality and catering sector, you will have excellent customer service skills and an awareness of the importance of confidentially in the variety of events that take place at Lambeth Palace.
This post is offered on a one year fixed-term contract.
Interviews will take place on the 2/3rd March 2020.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme
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