Steward at the British High Commission

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We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Steward

Ref No: 18/18 LOS
Location: Lagos
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Residence and Support Staff)
Job Subcategory: Butler
Grade: A1 (L)
Type of Position: Permanent
Start Date: 1st October, 2018

Main Purpose of Job

  • The main purpose of this job is to provide routine stewarding duties and support to the Residence Manager and Team

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Act as cover for events at the Residence in the absence of the Residence Manager
  • Daily general upkeep and cleanliness of the residential entertainment areas
  • To keep pantry, drinks refrigerator, and cupboards well stocked at all times and maintain sufficient supplies of other household items, including caring for china and stock keeping silver, cutlery and glassware
  • Conduct regular drinks stock valuation
  • Check equipment daily to ensure they are in good working condition and promptly report any defects/malfunctions to the Residence Manager
  • Understand and practice the principles of environmental stewardship
  • Liaise with the Chef on drink requirements for proposed menu for functions
  • Contact additional stewards as required once numbers agreed with residence manager
  • Create floral arrangements for functions
  • To work with the Chef on table setting and managing the food and beverage service
  • Assist in the set up and break down of service areas for all special functions (buffet, barbecue, etc).

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Knowledge and experience in Food and wine pairing
  • Previous experience in (or at least good understanding of) events management and/or professional hospitality industry;
  • Able to work accurately on own initiative without direct supervision, while keeping the team appropriately informed;
  • Customer focus with ability to interact with contacts at all levels, both internal and external;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Courteous and discreet manners;
  • Ability to prioritise, effectively manage and multitask;
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills, with an eye for detail.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Flexibility to work evenings (and occasionally at weekend events);
  • Good IT skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office;

Required Competencies:

  • Changing and Improving, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting Monthly Salary

  • N315,328.

Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment 

  • Conditioned working hours are 37 hours per week gross with TOIL (Time-off in Lieu) granted for hours worked in excess of this. Normal working hours are Mon-Thur 07:30 – 15:30 & 07:30 – 12:30 Friday, however regular evening and some weekend working will be required, with Time Off in Lieu given as necessary.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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