John Lewis Part Time Jobs – Hospitality Assistant

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We have an exciting opportunity to join the Hospitality & Food Service team as a Team Leader in our new national distribution centre in Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes working in the Partner Dining Room. As a Partner you will enjoy our unique benefits package, including staff discount, meals on duty included in Partner dining rooms, discounts in local restaurants, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.

Pay grade is between £20,600 – £27,000 dependent on experience

Shifts are 5/7 days working on a rota basis;

11:30-19.30 – there is also an opportunity to earn a shift premium

What can you expect in this role?

As a Team Leader, you’ll be an exemplary operator, ensuring food service is delivered to the highest possible standard, on time and in a way that puts Partners at the heart of what we do. Hygiene and food safety must be complied with at all times and you will be responsible for ensuring that all team members do the same.

The role will offer you opportunities to display your talent, people management skills and knowledge of running a successful team. It will also provide you with development opportunities and the progression routes as you will be expected to.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading the team, who you task manage, to support the Hospitality & Food Service proposition in the delivery of the highest possible operational standards

  • Delivering, through exemplar standards, outstanding and consistent customer service in catering and vending to maximise Partner Dining Room sales

  • Supporting opportunities for continuous improvement and greater efficiency

  • Ensuring the teams develop a great service offer which exceeds commercial targets, delights customers and leads market / competitor trends

  • Responsible for accurate till processes and procedures.

  • Developing self and team’s capability and capacity to create career and succession strength

  • Recognising, celebrating, and rewarding individual and team success and leading democratic vitality

  • Ensuring a consistent approach when managing performance.

  • Establishing and building effective relationships with stakeholders, gaining customer feedback to drive continuous improvement

  • Delivering and promoting healthy and balanced food information so Partners act as ambassadors

  • Ensuring full compliance with JLP Catering policies and legislation

  • Ensuring full compliance with Health and Safety Regulations

  • Carrying out due diligence tasks and keep accurate due diligence checks and records

What you’ll need:

  • Level 2 Food Safety

  • Operational experience in Dining Rooms and/or the Hospitality industry

  • Stakeholder management or senior influencing skills

  • Experience in leading a team

What you may bring:

  • Food Safety Level 3

Additional Information

The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they’ll do all they can to accommodate your needs.

Flexibility in location between Magna Park may also be required.

Please consider the following when making your application:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early

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