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Assistant Bar Manager

Location: Whinfell Forest Village - Cumbria

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £24,677 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 24 October 2017

Assistant Bar Manager

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations. 


A range of quality own-brand and high street restaurants and cafés, mixed with great food, family-friendly menus and a generous sprinkling of excellent service. That’s the recipe for success in our Food and Beverage department. 

Around each Village, the Food and Beverage department employs around 350 team members across nine different restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as a production kitchen.  There’s also a further five concessionary units including well-known brands such as Bella Italia and Café Rouge.  From American grills to authentic Indian cuisine, or for those wanting a relaxing drink after a busy day, there’s something to suit all appetites at Center Parcs. 


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets 


We are recruiting for an Assistant Manager to join our team in the Leisure Bowl. The Leisure Bowl is a busy vibrant bar serving hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day alongside ten pin bowling and child and adult discos in the evening.

In this role, you will assist the Manager in effectively controlling, co-ordinating and planning the unit activities in line with Company standards.  You will maintain high levels of guest satisfaction through service and value for money to achieve budgeted financial targets.  

Other responsibilities will include helping to lead, motivate and develop the team. This is a hands-on management role, where you will play an integral part in the day-to-day running of the operation, including taking and serving drink orders and ensuring the team deliver excellent service to every guest.  

Ideally, you will have previous experience as an Assistant Manager / Supervisor within a fast-paced bar / food and beverage environment.  You will be a highly motivated individual, committed to the success of the operation. 


You will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis.  This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period. 

Working 8 hour shifts, your hours of work will be allocated on a rota basis. Day shifts start from 8am and evening shifts finish at 0:15am (1:15am on Saturdays).  Weekend and Public / bank holiday working will also be required.  


Essential requirements: 

  • Previous experience of working in the hospitality industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and to coach others to achieve objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with and resolve guest issues
  • The ability to work well under pressure and “think on your feet”
  • Food Hygiene qualification
  • GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English 

Desirable requirements: 

  • Previous catering / bar management experience at a minimum of supervisory level
  • Formal hospitality qualification 

Closing date:   24 October 2017 at 12 Noon 

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 31 October 2017 

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.



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