The primary function of this role is to ensure that CMC Adventure offers a genuine and warm welcome to our guests and that our work and service is guest centred.
This area of our work is the one where we are best able to serve beyond the expectations of our groups and as such witness to them through genuine Christian hospitality. The residential aspect of an outdoor centre greatly enhances the value of outdoor learning and this must to be a warm, safe and welcoming environment. CMC Adventure aims to be the leading Christian outdoor centre in England and Wales.
POSITION: Hospitality and Catering Coordinator
RESPONSIBLE TO: Centre Director
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Centre Cooks, Volunteer Team Members and other members of staff whilst engaged in hospitality and catering duties.
This is a senior staff position and as such the successful candidate would be a member of the senior staff team. This is an exciting role providing the opportunity to guide and develop the residential service of CMC Adventure to our guests. It is essential that candidates are confident in their Christian Faith and willing to share it with colleagues and guests gently and respectfully.
If you are excited about the opportunity to provide our guests with a hospitable, welcoming, safe, comfortable, clean environment then please read on! If you are not, then this job isn’t for you!
The Christian Mountain Centre provides a wide variety of activity, and specialist courses to schools, youth and church groups and individuals within a supportive, non-denominational Christian environment. Its ministry has been expanding to cater for a growing number of day and weekend courses for pupils from schools in the locality. The Hospitality and Catering Coordinator has a key role to play in the life and leadership of the centre.
The role of Hospitality and Catering Coordinator is a varied one, and touches on all aspects of the life of the centre. A successful applicant will be responsible for aspects of the centre site including the catering, domestic arrangements. A typical mid-season working week for the Hospitality and Catering Coordinator may entail two days cooking to cover for the cook on their days off, and two days a week office based. The remaining day is available to practically work on improving the fabric and condition of the centre, or other projects as requested by the Centre Director. Outside of the main season responsibilities include but are not limited to organising decorating, soft furnishings and working with the Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator repair and upgrade the buildings across the two sites – Bryn-y-Moel and Pensarn Harbour.
Due to the residential nature of the centre much of the work done is at weekends or in the evenings. A successful candidate will need a flexible approach to hours worked. Members of the senior team are required to take the “duty phone” overnight by rota when groups are in residence.
There is a CMC staff time on a Sunday evening. This is a chance to meet together as a group of Christians. It is either in the form of a Bible study, time of worship or a social time together. It is expected that all CMC staff will take a full and active role in meeting together on a Sunday evening.
The successful candidate will have a good level of experience, ideally in residential centres and preferably hold qualifications in Food Hygiene (Ideally Level 3) and Health and Safety certificates or course attendance an advantage.
They will also possess excellent leadership qualities. He/She should be an excellent communicator with good presentation skills and experience in training others. Computer literacy is essential i.e. competency in Microsoft word and Excel. Appropriate training will be given to the right candidate.
Alongside these qualifications, the successful candidate would have a vision for sharing the Gospel, especially with young people, through a welcoming and caring centre atmosphere. It is also expected that a successful candidate will have a very good understanding of how adventurous activities can be used to develop the individual and the significant part the residential environment plays in this process.
A clean driving licence essential. A minibus D1 endorsement is desirable as is experience driving larger or 4 x 4 type vehicles.
An initial two-year contract is offered, after which a permanent contract may be offered.
Salary is currently £19500 per annum depending on qualifications / experience. The successful candidate will be expected to provide their own accommodation off-site. CMC will contribute to a Pension and a Health Cash Plan is available. Annual Leave is 30 days to include bank holidays.
The CMC is committed to developing and training its staff, and every effort is made to identify training needs which would contribute to his/her career development as well as to the work of the Centre.
Basis of Faith
For this post, it is important that you are committed to CMC Adventure’s Christian ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment, motivation and service. It is therefore an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian. All staff are required to assent to the Centre's doctrinal basis of faith, a copy of which is enclosed.
Closing Date for applications 13th February 2020
Interview will be held over 27th – 28th February 2020
For an informal conversation regarding the role please telephone.
Mark Downey Centre Director / CEO