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Senior Management Jobs – Hospitality

Head Of Hospitality Services

Emerson College is a charity offering adult education and retreats with an extensive range of holistic workshops, conferences, and events in several buildings, surrounded by over 23 acres of grounds, an Apple orchard, a vegetable, flower, and herb garden and a large greenhouse facility. Our kitchen is well known for its creative, vegetarian, vegan and seasonal meals with over 40% of ingredients sourced from our gardens.  The College has a holistic care ethos by creating a nurturing environment and the use of the facilities by groups seeking quiet sanctuary.  Also, we operate a non-alcoholic retreat type space.

Purpose of the role

The Head of Hospitality Services will report directly to the Co-Principal College Services and is responsible for leading the service including planning and managing the day-to-day operation of 60 bedrooms, 8 classrooms, 4 dining rooms, and common areas such as libraries, small meeting rooms and offices whilst delivering breakfast, lunch, and supper meals for currently up to 100 people per day.

The role requires working closely with the kitchen and accommodation teams in the dining rooms, liaising with course leaders, the Bookings & Events Manager, and other colleagues on a daily basis.  The role can require physically helping out the teams during peak demand periods but otherwise has considerable decision space to develop the services by increasing the utilisation of the residential accommodation and to broaden the catering offer both on site and for the local community.  The Head of Hospitality Services will be the public face of Emerson College for hospitality services, with emphasis on delivering friendly, efficient, and effective services with high standards of customer care to our varied clientele.

Please see the Job Description for Responsibilities, Person Specification, Required Competencies and Conditions Of Service.

To apply:

Please email a covering letter, CV, three professional references (including name, organisation, and email address) and a short (max 1 x A4 page) written summary describing your vision for developing Hospitality Services at Emerson.

Emerson College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is a committed equal opportunities employer.

Deadline for applications is: 18.00, Thursday 3rd November 2022.

Please send your application to: jobs@emerson.org.uk

Interviews will be held at Emerson College on: Thursday 10th November 2022.

Further information:

To discuss the position please contact Linda Churnside, HR Manager on linda.churnside@emerson.org.uk

If you wish to visit Emerson College before applying or prior to interview, please contact Linda to arrange an appointment.