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Assistant Food and Beverages Manager

Listed by LSE Students' Union


Application deadline: Wed 22 Nov 2023 09:00


£30,000.00 - £33,000.00


Please note the interviews will be held on the week commencing 27th November. Please note in your application if you are unavailable this week.


We’re looking for an experienced Assistant Food & Beverages Manager to join the team and assist in the operations of our licensed spaces, including a new, exciting, relaunch of our café.  

About the role

The Assistant Food & Beverages Manager will, working alongside the Operations Manager to help grow and maintain the Unions’ food & beverage trading outlets as a vibrant social hub for LSE’s student community, delivering the best possible level of service, care, and experience to our members. The Assistant Food & Beverages Manager will be operationally focused, overseeing day-to-day operations of the bar and cafe. As such, an excellent knowledge of relevant products and keen understanding of emergent trends across the hospitality sector, especially amongst younger people is essential. 
As the Assistant Food & Beverages Manager you will work closely with the wider team (the Social Manager, Operations Manager [Food & Beverage] and Entertainment & Events Manager) and have the opportunity to let your creative side shine, ensuring the outlets are able to offer a unique experience that complements a diverse, exciting and unique programme of entertainment and events throughout the year.  

The Assistant Food & Beverages Manager will also be responsible for duty managing a variety of events in the absence of the Operations Manager. These range from large scale club nights to small scale pop-ups. As such, experience in managing security teams and duty managing larger scale events is required. When acting as duty manager the Assistant Food & Beverages Manager will ensure that all regulatory compliance is held to an exact standard, guaranteeing a safe environment for everyone.

Who we are 

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen.  

Founded in 1897, LSE Students' Union is one of the oldest Students' Unions in the UK. and is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Like other Students' Unions, it also funds and facilitates student activities of campus, including societies, sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives.  

Why apply? 

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we are progressive, daring, and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces. 

Benefits and Perks 

In return for your passion and experience we offer: 

  • 25 days holidays per year (going up to 30 days per year after five years of service) 
  • Additional time off at closure periods at Christmas and Easter  
  • Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice from dedicated professionals, with a wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes, pilates classes. 
  • The Cycle to Work scheme enables significant savings on bicycle purchases. 
  • Access to LSE staff training courses 
  • Flexibility for work-life balance 
  • Interest free Travel loan 

Want to apply?

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete and upload our Application Process in two stages. Please use this link to apply: 

Part 1 (Application Form): is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role using the job description and person specification attached and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview. Please keep this to one page maximum and do not include any personal details, including name, contact details.

Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form): is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.  

Part 3 (CV) please send us an update to date CV outlining your career history to date and your achievements.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact: Erika our operations manager on 

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