Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£35,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title: Foodservices Manager

Region: NMA

Directorate: NMA

Contract: Permanent. Full Time, 40 hours per week

Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 gross per annum



About The National Memorial Arboretum


The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and part of The Royal British Legion. Home to over 350 memorials, including the nationally-important Armed Forces Memorial, it remembers the service and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve our country. The 150-acre site features around 30,000 maturing trees and an abundance of wildlife.  Each year the Arboretum welcomes around 300,000 visitors, many of whom attend one of the 200+ events which take place across the site.


In March 2017, the National Memorial Arboretum formally opened its new award-winning Remembrance Centre.


Our Values and Behaviours


Does the following describe you?


  • A desire to provide great customer service
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others


If so, then we would like you hear from you ….


The Role


We are looking for an exceptional manager to lead the National Memorial Arboretum Foodservices Team.  You will manage all areas of activity in the Restaurant, Coffee Shop and Aspects Events Centre; be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of food and service delivery for our visitors; optimise the financial contribution across all catering service outlets; and ensure compliance of Food Safety and Health and Safety legislation.

The National Memorial Arboretum celebrated its 20th Anniversary earlier this year and currently welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year.  The Foodservices Team provide catering across multiple outlets including a 280 cover self-serve restaurant, table waited functions up to 500 attendees, barista served coffee shop, ‘pop up’ food outlets within the grounds of the Arboretum and hospitality.  This is a varied and exciting opportunity to lead a passionate and dedicated team in a place that matters. 

This role is based at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, postcode DE13 7AR.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required. 


Diversity Statement 


We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us. 


It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be. 


It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 


How to Apply 

Please apply by clicking ‘Apply online’.


Closing date for this role is: Sunday 31st October 2021. 


We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible

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Posted on: 06 October 2021
Closed date: 31 October 2021
Tags: Vocational/Services