Helford River Sailing Club

Catering & Bar Couple (Stewards) required - Helford, Cornwall

We have an opportunity for a self-employed Catering & Bar Couple (Stewards) to provide a full range of hospitality services to our membership.   

The Helford River  Sailing Club is a family friendly Sailing Club on the banks of the famous Helford River in Cornwall.  We have an active membership  of over 1000 and also attract many visiting yachtsmen during the summer months.  From April to September the club is very busy with organised sailing events, regattas and comprehensive training programmes, the winter months are quieter, but with the potential to generate events and a winter social calendar.

You will have several years experience in a similar position, for example running your own pub, small hotel, golf club or restaurant.  You will need to have a good knowledge of running a busy venue, welcoming Members, Guests and Visitors in a friendly and hospitable manner.  A good knowledge of cellar maintenance, stock control, and all aspects of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Regulations.  You will also be IT literate and have experience of EPOS systems.  Flexibility within the service required is essential and to work with the House Committee in the running of the hospitality services.

Your responsibilities will be to provide a friendly, polite and informative front of house service and running a busy bar for which a significant share of the bar profits is available, (annual turnover in excess of £75k). You will also be responsible for providing the full catering service for the club, which you will be require to run as your own business, and employing staff as necessary, meeting all costs whilst retaining 100% of the profits. Also complying with all legal and tax obligations for your own company.

Essentially, the remuneration package comprises:

  • The Stewards will retain 100% of profits from their own catering business
  • In addition a high percentage of the bar gross profit will be paid
  • The club will offer an additional incentive % of the bar profits following good customer feedback.
  • There are other significant allowances which can be discussed during interview.
  • There is a two bedroom flat on the premises available with this position by separate rental agreement.

Please apply online below or call 01326 221514 or 01326 231133