Front of House Manager

Front of House Manager

Salary up to £30,000pa depending on experience

37.5 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 on rota

Royal Russell is a highly respected HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon on the doorstep of London.

This is a high-volume catering environment (lunch for 1200 staff and pupils 5 days a week, and meals for our 150 boarders at weekends) where our staff need great communication and customer facing skills. The Front of House Manager must have a real passion for excellence in food service and experience in managing high quality private functions and events.

Leading a food service team of 25 and reporting to the Catering Manager, you will have relevant experience in an Asst / Deputy Management role in the restaurant, hospitality, events or contract catering sector.

Our Catering Department is fully operational between the hours of 6.30am and 8pm during term time, as well as beyond these hours for functions and events. It also continues to run during the School close down periods to service outside lettings. Some flexibility in approach to hours will be required.

This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary with scope for progression, working with a fantastic team of dedicated and friendly staff, immediate non-contributory pension, free life cover, free car parking, meals on duty, working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links and the use of our sporting and gym facilities, all combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School.  Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page at

If you are interested in joining us, please visit where you will find further information on this position and an application form. All completed applications should be submitted to by 12 noon on Monday 15th July 2019. Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews will be held in the week commencing 15th July 2019.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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