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Food and Beverage Manager - job post

Darwin Escapes
2.8 out of 5
Ashbourne DE6
Responded to 75% of applications or more in the past 30 days.

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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Holidays


Ashbourne DE6

Pulled from the full job description

  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay

Full job description

We are looking for a Food and Beverage Manager to join our team at Rivendale Lodge Retreat in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Fantastic competitive salary!

This is a permanent position to work full time hours. This will be 40 hours across 5 variable days including weekends and bank holidays.

Flexibility is essential to suit the needs of the business.

Company overview:

Darwin Escapes has 26 amazing destinations across the United Kingdom, each of which has its own unique offering. Whether you are looking for a role in food and beverage, grounds, maintenance, housekeeping, entertainment or at a management level then the Darwin family will have the career waiting for you!

About The Role

Main responsibilities:

The successful Food and Beverage Manager will

  • Lead the Front of House team to ensure all guests at the resort receive five star, award winning standard of customer service that we pride ourselves on.
  • Complete rotas, manage stock budgets, complete stock checks and complete all necessary paperwork promptly.
  • Ensure the serving of food and beverages are prompt and efficient.
  • Ensure prompt glass collection and resetting of tables within the restaurant.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and presentation of all areas.
  • Ensure accurate cash handling, using an EPOS system.
  • Identify and issue any required training amongst the Front of House team.


We are looking for a candidate with previous Front of House management experience. The successful candidate will need excellent customer service and communication skills and a positive work ethic with a willingness to learn new skills. A driving licence and ability to drive is an advantage to enable easy travel to and from the retreat..

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive rate of pay.
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement (*with the option to cash in a number of holidays per year).
  • Discounted staff breaks at our luxurious holiday resorts across the UK.
  • Free use of all Darwin Escapes resort facilities including many of our free gyms and swimming pools.
  • Food discount across all resorts.
  • *Free complimentary round of Golf .
  • Discounts on spa treatments.
  • *Discount on website ticket prices for Chester Zoo, the UK’s largest charity zoo.
  • *'Introduce a friend' recruitment bonus.
  • *Company employee sick pay.
  • Compassionate leave pay.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free access to the Darwin Academy training programme to help further your career and skill levels.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • MediCash cash plan.
  • Subject to terms and conditions

Why work for us:

‘Darwin Escapes is successful because of our Team, who are like minded, dedicated and committed to delivering outstanding standards and customer experience. This is how we support each other to carve those life long memories for our holiday home owners, holiday guests and golf members and visitors’ – Lindsey Esse, Managing Director.

Required Criteria

  • Right to Live and work in the UK
  • Excellent customer service and strong communication skills
  • Previous Front of House management experience
  • Positive work ethic with a willingness to learn new skills

Desired Criteria

  • A driving licence and the ability to drive is an advantage to enable easy travel to and from the resort

Skills Needed

About The Company

A Darwin Escape will always be the perfect destination.

A chance to unwind, power down or charge up! You’ll be all set to explore, seize adventure, dream bigger and let go of it all.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat in a picturesque rural setting, or a fun-packed family break in the heart of the action, we’ve got the perfect escape waiting for you.

Each of our locations are unique – no two are the same. We have lots of different accommodation, from luxury lodges complete with their own private hot tub, through to family-sized caravans and even treehouses. We want you to love your escape, so we are always striving for excellence.

All of our resorts are beautifully-maintained, with our award-winning facilities and stunning accommodation. Where you can relax and unwind or have an adventure filled holiday break away – make it your holiday, your way.

Company Culture

Start your career with one of the fastest growing companies in the UK holiday industry.

Darwin Escapes has 26 locations across the country, each with its own unique personality and offering, including luxurious lodge retreats, more family focused destinations and countryside tranquil locations. We offer something for everyone, from our holidays guests, holiday home owners to our valued staff.

No matter where you are in the country we are sure to have a resort near you. Whether you're down at the southern-most point of Cornwall or all the way up to Ayrshire in Scotland, and everywhere in between, we have the career for you!

If you're looking for a role in entertainment, food and beverage or at a management level the Darwin family will have the career waiting for you.

With a friendly and encouraging environment you can start your career at Darwin Escapes with lots of opportunities for progression or movement amongst locations.

Company Benefits

We offer on-the-job training and a professional environment where everyone can thrive.

So why not apply and start your career with us today!

Vacation, Paid time off, Paid sick days, Retirement plan and/or pension, Employee development programs, Employee discounts, Gym membership or wellness programs, Free parking, Cycle to work, Referral bonus, Competitive salary, Discount on meals purchased , Discount on spa treatments or products, Free parking or Discounted parking , Employee Assistance Scheme


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