Head of Catering and Development

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£35K - £42K per annum (depending on experience)
07 Jun 2018
06 Jul 2018
Job Function
Catering Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Life Catering, which incorporates Meetings and Events and two on-site cafes, is part of the International Centre for Life, located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.  Life offers a range of spaces including a purpose-built conference centre, an award-winning Science Centre and Times Square - a distinctive and versatile outdoor space.

Head of Catering and Development

Salary range £35K - £42K per annum (depending on experience)

40 hours per week

We want to appoint an experienced professional to head the catering operation at Life.  Reporting to the Trading and Operations Director, a primary focus of this senior position will be to initiate new business and develop the Life catering brand whilst leading a high performing Meetings and Events team to ensure the highest quality of service delivery.  As someone who is up to date with the latest food trends in the industry, your role will be to identify and maximise catering opportunities, drive change and increase profit.  Eager for a fresh challenge and fuelled by your passion for exceptional food and service, you will be brimming with new ideas, be good at developing strong client relationships and be ready to take the business to the next level.

The successful applicant will have financial responsibility for the operation of eight meeting spaces and two on-site cafes with a high volume during peak holiday periods.   You will be an innovative operator, with proven experience in a similar management and operational role, have excellent budgetary skills and the ability to effectively lead, inspire and motivate others whilst demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in a team environment. 

 Flexibility is essential for this role due to the nature of the business, as some evening and weekend work will be involved.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please visit our website at https://jobs.life.org.uk/ and complete the online application form by Friday, 6th July 2018

You will also be able to download the full job profiles and person specifications.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award.

Registered Charity Number: 1059607