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Catering Manager

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Dumfries and Galloway
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Full time

Full time, Permanent contract
Option to live-in or short commute possible
Residential outdoor centre based near Castle Douglas

A Catering Manager is required to join one of a group of 4 outdoor adventure centres in Scotland. They are a Christian organisation which means that their staff team are Christians and they hope that their guests see a positive difference in the care and contact that they receive. The team is trained to ensure the best hospitality and customer service possible in some of the most stunning (and occasionally remote) locations in Scotland.

Who should apply?

This challenging and varied role is essential to their ministry as their kitchen team are crucial in ensuring their guests and staff are well looked after. They are looking for a hands-on team leader who has a good level of initiative. First and foremost, they are looking for people who want to serve God in this kind of outreach, so your Christian Faith will be evident in your life.

What are the key tasks?

- To supervise, train and work with the catering team, ensuring high standards of catering alongside quality and portion control for guests and staff on a daily basis
- To be responsible for writing menus appropriate to the customer and to manage the ordering, collection and stock rotation of food within the confines of a budget
- To maintain a high standard of safety, cleanliness and food hygiene in the kitchen, providing training to team members where necessary
- To manage the paperwork and record keeping associated with catering management, keeping up to date with current legislation and government advice
- To have a working knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations and COSHH
- Active involvement with their “Explore” Christian programme

Ideally, what are they looking for?

- A motivated, flexible individual who demonstrates initiative
- A working knowledge of a catering department
- Previous experience of leading a team
- Full UK driving licence with D1 entitlement
- Positive Christian role model for both guests and staff

It is an Occupational Requirement, in terms of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, that this post is filled by a practicing Christian.

In line with good practice, PVG Scheme membership (Scottish criminal records check) with Disclosure Scotland is required.


- Basic monthly salary (discussed at interview and dependent on whether living on-site or not)
- Full board single accommodation provided if required
- Paid annual leave (30 days per annum)
- Use of Centre facilities
- Opportunities to take an active role within the life of their local church and Christian youth work
- Living as part of a vibrant Christian Community, in a beautiful part of Scotland

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Hospitality and Support Roles

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PGL Travel Limited
From £372 to £1,147 per month + onsite accommodation, meals package, free uniform
United Kingdom
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Full time

Hospitality and Support Roles

Salary: £372 - £1147 per month

Looking for a new challenge? With fantastic opportunities in hospitality and support roles – you could join the team at one of 24 stunning activity centres across the UK, France and Spain and start straight away!

PGL is the UK's leading provider of residential activity holidays and educational study courses for young people. Operating 24 centres across the UK, France and Spain, giving more than 400,000 young guests an experience to remember each year!

PGL has a wide range of hospitality and support roles suit any level of experience with development opportunities and amazing apprenticeships.

Catering roles:
PGL has a wide range of catering jobs from Catering Assistants to Head Chef to suit any level of experience.

We're not necessarily looking for people with masses of experience for a Catering Assistant role but we welcome applications from people who can demonstrate a willingness to learn and an interest in starting their careers on a PGL foundation programme. Many of our Head Chefs joined us in this role, progressing to their present roles as a result of our Apprenticeship programme and development opportunities.

This role offers the perfect chance to kick start your a career in catering even with no previous experience - we provide all the necessary training. You will work under the direction of your Chef or Head Chef, preparing and serving food to our guests as well as cleaning the dining and food preparation facilities after use. We attempt to use as many fresh ingredients in our dishes as possible and have a healthy eating charter to compliment the active nature of our holidays.

Other roles allow you to bring your previous experience and continue your development in a unique and exciting environment.

Hospitality roles:
We have great opportunities for anyone looking to gain experience or develop within the hospitality industry. This role offers individuals the chance to work as part of a highly motivated team, in a professional, friendly and supportive environment. No previous experience is necessary as we provide all the necessary training.

Our Housekeeping Teams prepare and maintain accommodation and communal areas to create a great first impression for our guests. We’re looking for Housekeeping Assistants to join our team from April 2014 and we have vacancies at a range of locations across the UK.

We’re looking for enthusiastic people who can work well both as part of a team and independently to ensure our accommodation and communal areas exceed our guests’ expectations.

Support roles:
Our guests have come to expect market-leading accommodation as well as amazing activities and fantastic food. Our Maintenance Teams are responsible for involves the upkeep and maintenance of the centres' guest and staff accommodation and facilities to create a great first impression for our guests.

This is your chance to join our team!

We are currently looking to recruit Maintenance Assistants on a fixed term contract to be based at one of our children's educational holiday centres in France or Spain.

Duties will include day-to-day maintenance issues reported by guests and staff and pro-active maintenance to reduce future problems. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will be responsible for some of the essential auxiliary functions at the centre, including the site’s appearance, general upkeep and cleanliness.

As a Maintenance Assistant, you will play a crucial role to ensure the centre runs like clockwork and that the non-activity side of our guests’ stay exceeds their expectations.

Whilst training can be provided the following skills are essential:

• Basic plumbing
• Basic electrical knowledge
• Basic carpentry

The role of Maintenance Assistant offers great scope for personal development in a supportive environment.

Staff Package:
We offer a competitive wage, paid monthly, meals and on-site accommodation provided, access to training and development opportunities and a free staff uniform that reflects your job role, location and contract length. If you are working in France or Spain we also provide return transport from a UK departure point as part of your employment package.

This is a residential job role with staff accommodation provided on centre and is available at numerous locations across the UK, France and Spain.

What are you waiting for?
If you can’t wait to start then you can join our 2014 team now.

How to apply...
To apply for any of these roles all you need to do is click the 'Apply' button and sign up for a MyPGL account where you can fill in our simple application form.

***Unfortunately CV’s and cover letters are not accepted for this role, you will be redirected to PGL’s website where you can create an account and fill in their application form.***

Make a change and start a new challenge today...

Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure, which PGL will pay for. You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for employment with PGL. PGL is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community.

The PGL Recruitment Team
fixed term, up to 10 months


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