junior front of house manager

junior front of house manager | full time

at wagamama, we’re an eating house for the soul. with over 160 uk restaurants and growing, our purpose is to nourish the world from bowl to soul. inspired by fast-paced, japanese ramen bars since 1992. a celebration of asian food brought wagamama to life 

we’re looking for a junior front of house manager to join us on our continuous journey of true nourishment 

 

the role | 

as a junior front of house manager you’ll support the management team to oversee all aspects of our front of house operation the wagamama way. embodying our people promise + values through how you show up at work, you'll inspire and motivate your team to provide exceptional service to our guests whilst striving to exceed expectations. you will support the management team to develop and grow your team, ensuring they are engaged, motivated and meeting wagamama standards. if you're an aspiring supervisor or manager looking to develop their hospitality career this could be the role for you 

 

perks + quirks | 

  • £10.80 per hour +  £2.80 average tips per hour* 

  • dedicated 4-week training programme 

  • internal progression opportunities | fully funded apprenticeship programmes to support your growth 

  • £14 - £25 of free food allowance on every shift  

  • 50% discount at wagamama + 30% off all other trg brands with family and friends 

  • pension scheme + 28 days holiday 

  • kintsugi wellness | access to councillors, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym + leisure   

  • family friendly policy | any expectant person or anyone adopting a child will receive 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks half pay 

  • financial wellbeing support | access to loans repaid through your salary for those ‘strapped for cash’ moments in life  

 

what we look for | 

  • an individual who is ready to lead by example and help motivate your team 

  • a strong communicator that has real conversations with consideration + care to build relationships with your team  

  • aware of the financial performance of your restaurant 

  • able to contribute to nurturing a culture of fun, encouraging everyone on your team to be the best they can be 

  • you care about creating an inclusive environment where your team feel respected + that they belong  

  • a forward-thinking problem solver, able to think on your feet and make quick decisions 

as this role is based in an airport all successful applicants will need to apply for an airport pass (paid for by wagamama). as part of this process you'll be required to provide 5 years worth of continuous references and complete a dbs check. if we are unable to obtain a pass, we'll look for vacancies in nearby non airport restaurants 

 

the wagamama way | 

kaizen, meaning ‘good change’, is the philosophy that sits at the core of who we are. it shapes every dish we create and pushes us to find better ways in all we do. our food, how we think, how we work, it has to be fresh. committed to championing change in both our communities + the impact on the planet  

three whole decades of acting different, we don’t conform, we celebrate difference. appreciating personality over perfection. welcoming everyone and their unique story to our benches. we promise to have your back. working together to build close bonds of trust + support. creating safe spaces where we can have real conversations with open hearts + open minds 

all we ask is for you to dish up what makes you different  

be you, be wagamama

wagamama is proudly part of disability confident 

*100% of tips go to our teams. average tips are based on front of house management positions across all our uk restaurants between 29/05/23 + 02/07/23. actual tips by restaurant will vary. tips are left solely at our guests discretion and are not considered as wages by the company nor are they guaranteed in any way 


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