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Assistant Butler

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31 Jul 2024

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Manpower Recruitment is looking for a Full Time enthusiastic Assistant Butler to join a busy College in Oxford, they candidate must be committed and reliable individual, to join the SCR/Hall Team on a permanent basis.

The College has developed the team to ensure that excellent training opportunities are available, flexible working is considered and straight shifts and staff support are offered. The post-holder will be involved in the highest standards of service in all catering service areas of the College.

The salary is in the region of £27,149 per annum, based on previous skills and experience.

This post will provide an ideal career opportunity to join an Oxford college and work as part of a team where a very high quality of food and level of service is provided. This role will involve supervising formal dinners, waiting on tables, setting up tables, liaising with the catering team and servicing college events.

The full-time working hours are 40 hours a week, with some evening and weekend shifts.

College benefits include Free meals when on duty, university discounts, access to leisure services, development and training opportunities, bus pass scheme, and health and an excellent pension scheme.

General Overview The SCR/Hall team is a well-regarded, experienced department whose full-time management team comprises of: A Head Butler, Two Deputy Head Butlers , The team also includes Assistant Butlers, Catering Service Assistants, SCR/Hall Assistants, SCR Assistant and additional support from casual workers on a flexible basis.
The team works closely together to support one another, if required, and regular team meetings are held to ensure everyone is kept up to date with key events.

The Assistant Butler/ F&B Supervisor is a key supervisory role in the department and reports to the Head Butler in the first instance.

The role is responsible for the day-to-day supervision, administration, and maintenance of the highest standard of service in all catering service areas and will be expected to oversee formal dinners and other catering events.

Responsibilities and duties
1. In conjunction with the Head Butler, assist with the supervision of all catering events and liaise as necessary with other departments

2. Assist with the supervision, training and welfare of all full and part-time catering service staff and the allocation of their duties.

3. Under the direction of the Head Butler maintain all catering areas to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness, hygiene and repair

4. In conjunction with the Head Butler, be responsible for the general security of all catering areas

5. Carry out daily routine tasks for example waiting on table; setting up tables and servicing

college events; operating equipment; assisting in food service; cleaning of all service areas and ensuring this meets with hygiene procedures and regulations and cleaning schedule.

6. Maintain the highest standard of staff discipline, dress, hygiene and service

7. Ensure the most economic utilisation of labour, fuel, lighting, equipment and foodstuffs

8. Ensure compliance and observation of all H&S and Food Hygiene Regulations. Report any defects promptly to the Head Butler and or in his absence to the Domestic Bursar.

9. Ensure compliance with the College's food allergy policy for all catering events and liaise with the kitchen staff if required.

10. Process administrative tasks as required.

11. Communicate and liaise with other members of the SCR and the catering team, working as part of a team and ensuring that high standards are maintained. Updated: October 2023

12. Maintain records for relevant areas of responsibility.

13. Undertake training and development as and when requested.

14. Ensure that high standards of personal hygiene and presentation are adhered to at all times including the wearing of College uniform and PPE.

If interested, please get in contact with a Manpower Representative

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