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Hospitality Manager

Harrow School
Harrow, London (Greater)
£32,000 per annum, depending on experience
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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The environment: Harrow School is situated within a beautiful site in Harrow on the Hill, northwest London, and is one of the best-known schools in the world, with around 830 boys studying at Harrow. The School’s Catering Department has over 60 staff led by the Director of Catering, the Catering Manager and the Executive Head Chef, supported by a large kitchen brigade, catering assistants and kitchen porters. The team produces over 3,000 meals per day during term time and over 25,000 packed meals per year. The School also caters for sports teas, open days, parents’ meetings, departmental dinners, working lunches, and provides high-end hospitality for events such as wedding receptions and conferences.

The role:  You will run all aspects of Harrow School’s internal and external catering events, such as breakfasts, canape drinks receptions, VIP lunches/dinners, afternoon teas and weddings in various locations across the Harrow School estate. Collaborating with colleagues, you will ensure that all hospitality services are customer focused, delivered efficiently, within budget and in line with the highest catering service standards. The role is very hands-on and involves managing the hospitality team, addressing staffing matters, event planning, financial reporting, wine purchasing and stock control. Staff turnover is low, so training, developing and supervising service staff is a key priority of the role. This will require flexibility, adaptability and professionalism at all times.

The skills: You will have an excellent grounding of working in a front-line, customer-facing, fast-paced workplace, with highly developed organisational skills so that you can deliver exceptional dining experiences. You will use your knowledge of high-end environments and your excellent communication skills to guide and motivate your team, and will support the Director of Catering with accurate budgets, rotas and efficient operational planning.

The benefits include: 

  • Free lunch.
  • Uniform.
  • Free parking.
  • Automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme.
  • Use of the School’s sports facilities such as the swimming pool, gym, and running track.
  • Subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

For a detailed job description and application form visit For any questions email the HR department at CVs without the application form will not be accepted as it forms the important first step in our safeguarding process. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: Sunday 22 August 2021.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Harrow School is an equal opportunities employer.

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