Food Services Manager - Abernethy Nethybridge Christian Adventure Centre, Spey Valley, Scotland

Food Services Manager - Abernethy Nethybridge Christian Adventure Centre, Spey Valley, Scotland (Posted: 10/29/2019; Closing: 12/06/2019)

Full time, Permanent contract.
Closing date: 06 December 2019
Start date: January 2020

Abernethy is a group of 4 residential adventure centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland and we are all about living life to the full with God and sharing outdoor adventures. Through our centres in the beautiful wilds of Scotland and a staff team motivated by their Christian faith, we aim to create the very best experiences for each and every guest.

We are transforming our approach to food service – we are pulling out all the stops and plan to make our catering provision the best it can be for our guests and team members. We are excited and open to change and creative solutions. We are seeking a passionate and driven hands-on team leader to help us develop and improve this vital part of what we do. We need someone with a proven track record in cooking professionally for large numbers, leading others and initiating change. Someone with flair, innovation, flexibility, good humour and excellent budgetary skills. Mealtimes were key moments for Jesus as he ministered on earth – we aspire to create meaningful mealtimes that enhance the Abernethy experience. Are you fired up about this challenge? If so, read on!

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they:


Have a mature and growing Christian FaithAre a positive Christian role model for both guests and staffHave a passion for home cooking, commercial food service and excellent hospitalityHave a heart for service, evangelism and Christian discipleshipAre excited about the scope of Christian residential ministryHave a warm, friendly and collaborative approachAre able to problem-solve and think creativelyHave excellent communication skillsCan cope under pressure, in a calm and efficient manner to set deadlinesLove to plan ahead and get the details rightHave experience and understanding of budget-holding and cost controlAre keen to innovate and consider and implement significant changeHold an Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate and have worked in a commercial kitchen with HACCP proceduresHave a minimum 3 years of relevant work experienceAre motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrate initiativeAre willing to be flexible and go the extra mileAre happy to roll up their sleeves and be hands-on when neededHave good Word, Excel and Outlook IT skills


Have served previously with a Christian organisation, charity or churchHave previous experience in menu design and developmentHave previously catered for young people

About Abernethy Nethybridge: We are located in the Spey Valley, part of the Cairngorms National Park in the stunning Scottish Highlands.  Loch Morlich, Aviemore and Cairngorm mountain are all close by.

Visas: A Youth Mobility Visa is available to nationals of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada & Monaco aged 1830. If this is you – you can apply for any of our listed vacancies and come and work here for up to two years. See here for more details:

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