Visitor Services Manager - Food & Beverage

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £24,865 to £29,253 per annum

Location: Threave Estate


To support the conservation of Threave Garden & Estate by generating income through food and beverage operations and delivering the highest standard of visitor experience for all visitors. This will be achieved by maintaining the highest standards of conservation and adhering to regional and national strategies, policies and procedures.


Visitor Catering Experience
• Overall responsibility for the management and delivery of the catering facilities at Threave Garden & Estate
• Ensuring innovative ideas and current trends in catering are constantly being delivered in all outlets on site
• Setting objectives and being responsible for the overall, day-to-day running of the catering operations
• Leading and managing a team of staff; managing performance, recognising training needs and potential as appropriate
• Managing budgets – ensuring that, as a minimum, the financial targets agreed with, in line with the budget
• Devising, costing and sourcing menu items and consistently looking at ways of maximising income through effective purchasing and creative merchandising
• Adhering to the sale of alcohol legislation, being a Premises Manager
• Regularly monitoring customer feedback, Mystery Visitor and Visit Scotland Audits and develop suitable action plans based on the results
• Being visitor/customer focused by being visible, approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs
• Day to day housekeeping and security of the visitor centre

Hospitality – Weddings, Private & Corporate Events
• With the Operations Manager, property and NTS teams assist with the development and delivery of a strategy for private events to achieve and exceed annual income targets
• Delivery of all or part of operations relating to onsite wedding and corporate events
• Actively evaluating and analyzing all events post-delivery to ensure continued improvement

Health & Safety, Food Safety, the Environment
• Ensuring that the operation meets statutory requirements of Health and Safety, Food Safety and Environmental legislations and procedures
• Conducting Food Safety and Health and Safety Risk Assessments and ensuring that all standards and procedures with regards to Hygiene and Safety are established and
• Recording and reporting all accidents within the location, adhering to location and company procedures
• Ensuring all equipment is well maintained and is in good working order
• Making recommendations for renewal and replacement of equipment when required.
• Establishing and maintaining location cleaning schedules
• Ensuring that all Trust procedures and work instructions are fully understood and practiced by all employees
• Promoting and encouraging environmental improvement initiatives as appropriate within the business

Application Deadline: Friday 11/03/2022