Food and Beverage Team Leader (70194-0123) . Job Reference: 1889875

University of Warwick
February 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:£20,688 - £20,761
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Contract Type:Fixed term contract
Working Time:Negotigation
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Vacancy Type/Job category



Warwick Conferences

Sub Department

Conference Operations


£20,688 - £20,761 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed term contract until 15 December 2023, 36.5 hours per week.

Warwick Conferences offers a range of world-class meeting and conferences facilities in a lively and attractive destination. We're proud to be part of the University of Warwick and located on its leafy green campus. An organisation that invests all its profits into social benefit – education for students, or world-leading research to improve lives globally.

Our mission is to ensure that every Warwick Conferences customer is entirely delighted by their experience with us. The role of our dedicated team is to create lasting, memorable events that achieve everything our customers hope for and more. We have endless stories of how our people go the extra mile every day for our customers. Constantly on the look-out for any improvement to make, taking personal pride in their work and supporting each other to deliver their very best. Our entire team works together to develop clever ideas to deliver a unique experience for delegates, for every client.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team. We are looking to recruit a Food & Beverage Team Leader to join our team on a FTC basis (internal applicants would be considered on a secondment basis).

Interview Date: w/c 6 February 2023.

Job Description


To assist in the supervision and management of the food & beverage service across the Warwick Conferences portfolio, ensuring that all standards are maintained to a high level, so customers get the best possible experience.


Operational duties:

• To work with the entire Food & Beverage team to ensure that all aspects of the service are consistently high at all times.

• To take charge of the restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner service in conjunction with, or in the absence of, the Assistant Food & Beverage Managers and Assistant Managers in accordance with standards and policies agreed.

• To ensure that a high level of customer care is maintained at all times.

• When on duty, ensure summary sheets are completed for restaurant occupancy so accurate charges can be applied; ensure all extra charges are recorded and authorised by the Event leader.

• Ensure all cash and credit card transactions are recorded and that any additional charges are recorded and authorised by the customer.

• Responsibility for maintaining cleanliness/ hygiene for all restaurant and lounge areas, ensuring that regulations regarding health and safety, fire and food hygiene are observed and adhered to.

• Make sure that all Key Control procedures are adhered to.

• Attend meetings and courses as a when required.

• Ensure any maintenance is reported at an appropriate level.

• Liaising with all operational teams whilst on duty.


• In accordance with standards and policies agreed, take charge of the restaurant and lounges in conjunction with, and in the absence of, the Assistant Food & Beverage Managers and Assistant Managers.

• Lead by example to ensure that the team is constantly providing a high level of customer service and openly encourage upselling.

• Through the use of Kinetics ensure that the knowledge of the daily business, the customers and their requirements whilst in house is understood and communicated with the team.

• To organise the team through the allocation of tasks to ensure all areas of service are covered during each shift.

• To assist with local area induction and training for new staff, plus the ongoing coaching and training of staff to ensure standards are maintained and relevant training up to date.

• To identify and resolve with any concerns and issues regarding staff performance through coaching or retraining with the support of the the Assistant Food & Beverage Managers and Assistant Managers.

• Plan periodic deep cleaning programme for area of work.

• To assist with the compilation of casual weekly wage sheet and clock cards for casual and agency staff.

• Ensure staffing levels are adjusted on a daily basis based in accordance with business needs.

• Make sure the team is providing constant levels of high customer service.

To undertake any other duties as from time to time maybe required commensurate with the grade of the of the post.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

GCSE English and Maths, or equivalent (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Experience and knowledge of bar and restaurant work in a similar environment, to include banqueting, events & fine dining (a,c)

Essential Criteria 3

Experience of handling cash (a,c)

Essential Criteria 4

Good, strong communication skills both oral and written (a,c)

Essential Criteria 5

Good customer care skills (a,c)

Essential Criteria 6

Basic knowledge of health & safety, manual handling and COSHH (a,c)

Essential Criteria 7

Planning and organisational skills (a,c)

Essential Criteria 8

Proven supervisory skills and experience and ability to lead a team. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 9

Minimum of a general working knowledge of beers, wines and spirits. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 10

Food Hygiene Certificate (a,c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about Warwick Conferences and opportunities please refer to this link.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

5 Feb 2023

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