Assistant Café Manager

Type: Temporary

Date Posted: 45002

Closing Date: 45031

Location: Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ

Salary: £12.50 per hour

Assistant Café Manager

Heritage Portfolio are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Café Manager for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It is one of the world’s leading botanical gardens, home to a spectacular and diverse living collection of plants. After the refurbishment 2021, our cafes are now destinations in their own right, set in the most beautiful of surroundings. Our emphasis is on fresh, delicious food prepared daily on site using local and seasonal produce including fruit, vegetables and herbs grown right here in our very own Botanics Kitchen Garden!Working flexible shift patterns, we are looking for an outstanding customer focused individual, our people not only look after our customers and clients, they are also the heart and soul of our business. Renowned for being a cut above the rest, we would love for you to join the team!Applicants must be available to work on the weekendsWhat’s in it for you: Casual role, paid weekly Accrue holiday pay as you work Meals on shift Internal promotion opportunities On-going training and support Uniform provided Flexible working hours Refer a friend schemeMain Responsibilities
To assist the Retail Manager with the accountability of all aspects of the business, both operational & financial Set and maintain an exceptionally high standard of food service. Create and maintain a working environment which meets all current legislative responsibilities. Ensure effective and acceptable lines of communication between the café and all other catering staff. To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness, tidiness and maintenance in the café at all times. Create and maintain a safe, happy and committed working environment for the café team, with an emphasis on development for all staff. Manage key financial lines of the P&L to achieve budget, and look to improve budget where possible. This management will include all café expenditure as well as fixed and variable payroll Provide innovation and new product ideas, and where practicable, use and promote local ingredients and suppliers.The Ideal Candidate
Natural creative and innovative flair with a genuine love of food and an eye for detail Excellent management skills, with a desire to share knowledge and best practises Knowledge of Excel, Word and Microsoft Outlook Industry awareness from high street to high end cafes, and be aware of competitors for benchmarking purposes Ability to multi-task Professional, motivated, driven, flexible and enthusiastic Ability to innovate solutions and prioritise workload About The Company
Heritage Portfolio is the sub-segment of Sodexo Live! that produces outstanding catering and event services for our cultural destinations. These include exceptional “in-house” café services in some of Britain’s leading visitor attractions such as V&A Dundee, The Signet Library, The Scottish National Gallery, private parties and dining, weddings and prestigious events including The Royal Garden Party for which we are honoured to have received a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Supplier of Catering Services.Our mantra is “building a business to be proud of” and as we grow and flourish in the world of bespoke events and venues, we remain true to our original ethos: to provide an amazing experience that goes beyond the remarkable food we serve. Therefore we always looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team and take pride in the work they deliver.