Restaurant Supervisor

Job Type Customer Service
Location Cookham - Odney Club
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 11/06/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £24,400.00 - £28,400.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

 At a glance:

Working pattern- 37.5 hours per week. Mixed shifts on a rota basis including weekends. Earliest start time is 7 am, latest finish time is 11:30 pm with occasional 1 am finishes for large events

● This role is based at Odney in Cookham

Salary range - The salary range for this role is £24,400 -  £28,400 per annum

Contract type - This is a permanent role

Live- in accommodation -Shared single Live- in accommodation is available from £135pcm


About the role:

We are currently recruiting for a Team Leader (Restaurant Supervisor) who has the ability to supervise and motivate a diverse team of F & B Partners in delivering a consistently high level of service and standards. You’ll need to be comfortable operating in a busy environment and create a spirit of mutual respect, value, empowerment and trust amongst the team.

We need someone who enjoys the challenge of working to meet targets, maintains straightforward records and achieves high standards through others. 

You’ll work collaboratively with other hotel functions and support areas and be keen to be a key part of the hotel's leadership team.

You’ll organise, supervise and work within the hotel’s Restaurant and Food, Beverage Operation. Maintain and deliver the required exemplary standard of food and beverage service, hygiene and food safety across all areas of the hotel’s F and B operation to deliver a first-rate guest experience.

To view the full job outline:

External applicants- please view the attached job outline 

Internal applicants- please view this link:-


Essential skills you’ll need:

●  Relevant and proven experience in supervision of Food/Beverage service

●  Self-motivated/ Industrious.

●  Competent in IT systems and able to use standard software.

●  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and meticulous attention to detail.

Desirable skills you could bring:

  • Certificate in Food and Beverage Service

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene

About Odney:

If you are looking for a hotel with something different and some history to work in, then The Odney Hotel, our Place by the River could be for you. This is a beautiful and unique John Lewis Partnership owned hotel, set in 130 acres by the River Thames in Cookham, Berkshire. It offers both character and charm to our guests. 

The guests can stay in one of 5 beautiful houses on the site, or one of 4 Air bnb’s each maintaining the period look of its time with access to the picturesque grounds including a private stretch of river, water gardens, a pool and sports facilities. The main building Lullebrook Manor and its grounds are thought to have been the inspiration for the classic novel The Wind in The Willows bringing history along with relaxation.

Relaxation can be further achieved with a visit to our Serenity Therapy suite, offering beauty treatments and massages or afternoon tea on the terrace, a drink in the bar or a meal overlooking the river. 


Benefits of the Partnership and the role:

  • Full-time working holiday entitlement 22 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays (this is prorated for part time hours).
  • Free meals whilst on duty, for Live Out roles.
  • You’ll get a Partnership discount in store and online once you complete your Earning Membership period. That’s 25% off in John Lewis (12% off electrical products, some exclusions apply) and 20% in Waitrose (some exclusions apply) You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount.
  • Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us here

Next Steps:

The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Check your Workday inbox notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process". When your application is complete, you'll receive a notification or email saying 'we have received your application'.

You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

Please note that should we receive a high volume of applicants we reserve the right to close the role early

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

Attachment: Team-Leader-Restaurant-Job-Outline-1.docx.pdf

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