Manager - Jago Town Playground, Hamilton

Indoor playground opening soon at Te Awa, The Base
Exciting new venture delivering happiness to children and their families
Passion for Food / Excellence in Service

Does the opportunity to combine your exceptional hospitality management expertise, and your outstanding people and communication skills within a family friendly, child focused environment appeal to you?

Jago Town is an indoor playground opening soon in Te Awa Mall, at The Base, and promises a fun filled experience for children and families. Open 7 days a week, this brand new state of the art playground will cater for ages 2-10 years, and with an onsite café, party and function rooms, it will provide a venue for the whole family to enjoy together.

We need a suitably qualified and experienced manager to lead our team in executing the owner’s vision of providing the best indoor playground where family come to have fun, enjoy, relax, and celebrate. The Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the business, including café and playground, ensuring there is a primary focus on a passion for food and an excellence in service.

Whilst not needing to be a qualified chef, an understanding of food services would be an advantage in order to support and guide the Chef in leading the kitchen staff to deliver eye catching and colourful cabinet options, healthy offerings for all ages, a family inclusive function menu, and themed party events.

Front of house, you will manage the Playground Assistants to maintain a clean, tidy and safe facility at all times. Whilst children are required to be supervised by an adult, the playground assistants will monitor the playground activity to ensure a safe and hazard free environment and alerting caregivers of any behaviour that poses a risk to users.

If you are energetic and engaging, love working with people of all ages, and have a natural enthusiasm and affinity for a family friendly environment, we need you to help us make Jago Town a success. You will need to:

be able to develop, foster and maintain healthy working relationships
lead, motivate, and inspire team to deliver on the vision
ensure financial performance through efficient rostering and purchasing practices
ensure playground is monitored to remain safe and hazard free
promote a friendly customer service culture
implement health and safety policies and process across café and playground
confidently deal with difficult situations, staying cool under pressure
be prepared to jump in, roll your sleeves up and assist wherever needed
A current first aid certificate would be an advantage, and a duty manager’s certificate, or willingness to obtain one, is required to cater for after-hours functions. This is a full time position with fixed days of work including weekends.

We consider applications as they come through, so don’t delay … apply today attaching a current CV and cover letter outlining why you are interested in this position.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens/residents or eligible to work in New Zealand. Please specify your current status in your job application correspondence, and if on a work visa what type and expiry date.

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