Catering Supervisor – Queensland Parliament House

  • This is a rare opportunity to work in a unique setting
  • Attractive conditions of employment
  • Queensland Parliament House

About the company

Parliamentary Catering Services is a service area within the Property and Facility Services division of the Parliamentary Service in Brisbane and provides cost effective catering services for Members of Parliament, official guests, staff of the Parliamentary Service and approved guests.

The Parliamentary complex has a range of dining and function facilities which are used extensively throughout the year.  Food and beverage services are delivered via a range of dedicated dining and bar facilities and dedicated function facilities in venues within the Parliamentary precinct.

Catering Services operates in a semi-commercial environment within the public sector.

About the role

The Parliamentary Service is seeking applications for an experienced Catering Supervisor with excellent “front of house skills” to work in a variety of dining and function outlets within the Parliamentary Precinct in Brisbane and ensure the consistent delivery of quality services.

Along with the prestige of this position comes significant responsibility to meet the discerning needs of Parliamentary guests, visiting dignitaries, and government departments.

The successful candidate will answer directly to the Senior Catering Supervisor and will be responsible for the direct supervision up to 7 full time staff and up to 40+ casual employees (for large functions).

It is a requirement of the role to have full availability across day and afternoon shifts and the successful applicant will be required to work hours outside of normal business hours, on weekends and public holidays.  Overtime including some overtime on weekends may also be required.

Skills & experience

To secure this position, the suitable candidate will possess the following:

  • Experience in a 5-star catering/hospitality environment including the supervision and co-ordination of staff is essential.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound knowledge of general catering practices including food preparation, presentation and storage, client service and inventory control.
  • Sound knowledge of safety and hygiene practices.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of various computer systems and technology including the internet, email, word-processing, spreadsheets and point-of-sale equipment or the ability to become competent in the use of these systems within a reasonable period of time.
  • Sound knowledge of contemporary human resource policy and practice.

Roles & responsibilities

The key roles and responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of a variety of food and beverage trading areas (Dining and Function rooms, Bars, etc).
  • Liaise with Senior Catering Supervisor, Function Co-ordinators and the Executive Chef in the delivery of services in trading areas.
  • Undertake daily reconciliation of cash registers.
  • Undertake the ordering of prepared items from internal stores and carry out stocktakes.
  • Assist with the training of new employees.
  • Provide leadership, support and training to other Catering Services staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Catering Services staff and with other staff of the Parliamentary Service.

This unique position brings with it significant responsibility working in an official government environment and therefore requires candidates to be of good character and have an exemplary employment track record supported with references.

If you are looking for a home for your talents and you want to make a commitment to a unique position, don’t miss this opportunity to stamp your personality on this exceptionally rare opportunity.

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter and resume detailing their skills and work experience. Applicants are not required to address selection criteria as part of their application.

The successful applicant will be required to submit a National Criminal History Check prior to appointment. A criminal conviction or charge will not automatically exclude an applicant from consideration for appointment. All personal information obtained in the application process will be treated confidentially and held securely by the Parliamentary Service.

Applications remain current for a specified period of up to 12 months after the closing date for the receipt of applications for the original vacancy.  Applications may be used to consider an applicant for appointment to a relevant vacancy.

Any future consideration of applications will be regarding vacancies with the same title, classification and role description, but may vary in regards to location and/or attendance (full or part time).

Applications close 5pm, Friday 8th March 2019

No agency referrals will be accepted.

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