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Café Manager - Isle of Wight Pearl

Job Posted: 20 May 2024

Closing Date: 17 June 2024

Job Title:            Café Manager

Contract:            Permanent £28K + commission & performance bonus

Terms                All daytime shifts, up to 40 hours per week, including weekends.

Location:           Isle of Wight Pearl Brighstone PO30 4DD 


Isle of Wight Pearl is a multi-award-winning, family business where for more than 35 years, we’ve helped locals and visitors celebrate special moments with pearl jewellery and beautiful food.

We have a new opportunity for an experienced Café manager for our much-loved Pearl Café in Brighstone.  Reporting to the Venue Manager whilst working alongside our Head Chef, the Café manager will manage all aspect of the business.

We are a ‘treat yourself café’, offering breakfast, coffee, lunch and afternoon tea that celebrates our island location through both offering and environment.  We offer a comfortable, relaxed café experience that is oh so slightly elevated to bolster our brand and sit happily alongside the showroom.  Our personality reflects the Isle of Wight, just like Isle of Wight Pearl, a place to spend good times with those we love and celebrate life on our beautiful island.  A place for holidaymakers and locals of any ages to relax, catch up and enjoy lovely, comfortable food in a lovely, comfortable place.

About the role

  • Take full responsibility for our café by growing sales to run an efficient, profitable café.
  • Lead our front of house team by motivating every staff member.
  • Manage café rotas, staff holidays & 1 to 1s within the café team.
  • To deal with any staff issues that may arise.
  • Will regularly have the opportunity to help in the kitchen as needed.
  • Develop new menus and offers in partnership with our Head Chef to improve our product, maximise profit and reduce waste.
  • Manage stock and work with suppliers to source high quality goods at the best price.
  • Lead on administrative tasks such as restaurant opening and closing procedures effectively.
  • Keep wastage to a minimum and to maintain accurate records.
  • Ensure cafe is cleaned to the highest standard and hygiene procedures are followed.

About you

  • Have a confident out-going personality with excellent communication skills a passion for food.
  • A keen eye for detail and the ability to develop and manage a team.
  • Must have managed a front of house food service team before.
  • Flexibility, a positive approach, and great people skills are essential.
  • You should have level 2 or above food hygiene and safety certificate also barista trained.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join a hard-working passionate team, committed to driving the business forward.

What it’s like in our team

Isle of Wight Pearl is a part of the FS Group, a family run business that creates the perfect brands for people to treat themselves on holiday in Jersey, Cornwall and Spain. FS Group’s family values are reflected in everything we do - from our jewellery quality, to the way we work with our customers and the people in our team.  We work hard for each other in a supportive culture to ensure that we do a great job and have a lot of fun along the way.

Plus, there are great perks such as generous discounts on jewellery and the IOW Pearl café as well as Parent-Cloud to support working mums and dads.

Here are some quotes from our team.

-        ‘Isle of Wight Pearl is just a very happy place to be!’

-        ‘The place is lovely, and the staff are all happy in their work’

-        ‘I really enjoy my job in the cafe, and I have learnt that customers come back to see me’

-        ‘I have seen the company grow over 35 years for the better - we have moved on considerably, it’s been an absolute joy and a privilege to work here, it’s nice to work on the shop-floor and for the family’

For more information on the role or to be considered for the position please email Lizzie at the following address [email protected],  I look forward to hearing from you. 

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