Head Barista - Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

Organisation: Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

Salary: Start wage £12.00 + Travel Contribution

Location: Grandtully, PH9 0PL

Full Time Position + Permanent, Year-Round Work + Pay ABOVE the Real Living Wage

We are looking for an enthusiastic and service-orientated individual to join our team. The job is full-time starting immediately, and applicants must be able to work weekends and flexibly to cover holidays.

The Head Barista leads a small team of Baristas in our elegant, fast-paced Chocolate Lounge serving a menu of gourmet chocolates, cakes, coffees and teas. The Head Barista is responsible for the general barista tasks, and in addition, sets the example of the highest standard of customer service and hospitality organisation, trains and supports colleagues to maintain those standards, and ensures that the duties and policies of the manual are carried out daily. General duties include: serving customers, cleaning, keeping food service records, placing orders, managing staff rotas, stock rotation and ordering. In particular, the ideal candidate will:

· Create and maintain positive colleague relationships with good humour and tact

· Teach and support others with diligence and kindness

· Unify and galvanise the team when under pressure at busy times

· Enjoy a customer facing role

· Be accurate with ordering stock and supplies as well as counting inventories and cash

· Be enthusiastic about the Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier brand and be proud to represent it

· Be able to communicate clearly with colleagues and management

We’d love to hear from you if you are looking for a kind team of colleagues selling world-class chocolates and serving diverse customers in a beautiful and friendly atmosphere. If you yearn for a positive work environment, enjoy variety in your work and like to develop new skills and capacities, this is a chance to become a part of a skilled team and Four-Star family business.

BENEFITS OF WORKING HERE: Being surrounded by a fun, supportive and reliable team; Excellent rates of pay and travel contribution; Flexible work schedule to accommodate family needs, studies and other work; Good training and upgrading of your service skills and capacities. Our team includes people with many years of retail and food service experience as well as those starting out in the world of work for the first time. New team members are trained and accompanied until they are confident in their ability to carry out all tasks.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We would love to hear from you if you are kind and are looking for long term, full time work, and live within daily travelling distance of Grandtully. Personal qualities are more important than experience. The ideal candidate will have an attitude of learning, will be enthusiastic about the Iain Burnett brand and the world of gourmet chocolate, and have a supportive and compassionate nature that strives to contribute to positive relationships with teammates and customers. Candidates must feel content in a busy Front of House environment keeping a positive attitude with colleagues and customers, and giving attention to the personal details of excellent hospitality.

The Chocolate Lounge offers a menu of gourmet Chocolates, Tasting Flights & Hot Chocolates, as well as home baked cakes and fine coffees & teas. The Chocolate & Gift Shops sell gourmet chocolates and elegant, unique gifts. A genuine interest in gourmet chocolate is essential as the focus is the award-winning chocolates of Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier. Uniform and extensive training are provided.

HOURS AND WORKING DAYS: Candidates must be able to work weekdays, weekends and flexibly to cover holidays. Applicants must live within daily travelling distance of Grandtully and a contribution to travel costs is offered.

Please contact Rachel at: Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier, Grandtully, between Aberfeldy & Pitlochry PH9 0PL. Tel. 01887 840775. Your CV, two references and a handwritten covering letter must accompany application.

Application Deadline: Thursday 06/07/2023