Farnham Royal Cricket Club (FRCC) have an opportunity for a Club Steward/Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the clubhouse and premises on a contracted basis.
Reports to: Treasurer
Direct reports: All catering and bar staff as employed by the Club Steward
FRCC is a cricket club in the fore-mentioned village in Buckinghamshire that runs a large cricket team and a full social agenda comprising of darts, cribs, hosting football teams, golf societies as well as social events.
The bar steward is expected to ensure that the clubhouse is fully operational and ready for use. To play an integral part in developing the atmosphere at the club into one that is dynamic, welcoming and fun — where people choose to come to spend their leisure time. in performing this role, delivery of the highest professional standards and quality of services will be paramount. The post holder will be required to explore and implement appropriate service improvements, and to be aware of, and maximise, the commercial opportunities available and promote these at every opportunity.
This position requires excellent organisational and personal skills, open-minded with a patient personality that will engage with the Club’s Committee to assist with the future growth and development of the Club. The successful applicant will have a ‘can-do’ approach and will always be expected to be an ambassador for the Club and be a visible presence during opening hours representing the Club in a professional and friendly manner.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Bar and Catering:
To take responsibility for the running of the club's bar and catering service, including performance of and / or management of: Cleaning, Equipment, Ordering, Deliveries, Stock, Storage, Service, Security – including opening and closing of the club
To arrange all bar and catering staff — payment, recruitment, training, retention and management.
To reconcile weekly monies, bank and prepare floats to the financial standards fully in accordance with the ﬁnancial procedures laid down by the finance representative. To provide reporting on the takings of the club against pre—defined criteria and timescales.
To achieve value for money in all purchasing fully in accordance with the purchasing protocols laid down by the Committee. .
To undertake regular stock takes on a periodical basis monitoring all products-held by the club including all - bar food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages that are sold.
To work to an agreed budget across the bar and catering areas with appropriate controls in place to ensure expenditure and profit is in line with forecasted margins and profit.
To coordinate all daily activities at the club ensuring adequate staffing and catering is in place to fully utilise the entire facility.
To maintain all standards generally associated with a ‘public house“, including product excellence.
To work on the basis of a ‘rarely shut’ policy.
To review the sporting calendar and work with Events Committee to ensure the club is open at every opportunity and promotions to generate extra income are in place to support any events.
To organise. coordinate and be responsible for all club lets.
To maintain and coordinate the events across the club ensuring that adequate staff are available to provide catering and bar facilities as required.
To manage the catering function within the club accordingly which includes provision of teas for cricket, darts and crib.
To ensure that all staff employed are at all times focussed on providing the best possible levels of service to members and visitors to the club.
To implement, publicise and market regular promotional drink and food events to increase sales. revenue and profit and help to create a sense of change around the club.
You will also be responsible for overseeing the Cleaning and ensuring adherence to Health & Safety
The ideal candidate(s) will be expected to:
- be available to manage the staffing of the bar and kitchen across the 7 days per week the club is open
- weekdays 5pm until closing
- weekends – midday until closing
- have a minimum of three years’ experience in the hospitality industry that should include both bar and catering experience. Management and sports club experience would be an advantage
- as this is a contract role experience of independently employing staff, being responsible for own and your team’s wages, accounts and financial responsibilities as required by Law.
- have a valid driving licence, their own transport and appropriate insurance.
- hold their own personal bar licence or be willing and able to obtain one prior commencing employment
- undertake a DBS check and to take First Aid at Work training.
- be available to start ideally before 01st September
Selected candidates will be invited to an interview. Part of the interview will comprise a 10 minute presentation by the candidate on their thoughts on how as the steward / club manager you would run the day-to-day working of the club, staff you think you would need and ways of utilising the club to raise its profile and increase turnover.
Remuneration will be competitive and subject to negotiation and will be incentive based to encourage sales but will have a guaranteed weekly base.