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Current Vacancies

Senior Roles

  1. General Manager

Operational Roles

  1. Bar/Barista/Gaming Attendants
  2. Accounts/Adjunct/Banking Support

 

The Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club in one of NZ’s largest Clubs providing top class facilities, entertainment and activities in a busy and friendly environment and has the vision to be the leading community club in New Zealand through the provision of exceptional food and beverage service, innovation and care.

Upper Hutt is experiencing exponential growth in hospitality offerings, our innovative approach will provide further choices to satisfy a variety of tastes for our members, the local community and visitors to the region.

 

GENERAL MANAGER

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to become the General Manager of the Upper Hutt
Cosmopolitan Club and use your leadership and strategic thinking skills and experience for
this Club with some 8,000 members in the growing city of Upper Hutt.


The Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club has been in existence since 1961. The Club’s vision is to
be the leading chartered club in New Zealand through the provision of exceptional service,
innovation and care.


As the General Manager you will provide the leadership and direction of the Club in order to
achieve the mission, goals and objectives set by the Club’s Executive Committee. You will
lead the Club in the implementation of the strategic direction as well as manage the
implementation of the annual business plan and the Club’s operating policies. You will also
be required to maintain and build stakeholder relationships. The General Manager ensures
maximum member and guest satisfaction, as well as ensuring the quality of the Club’s
services and products is of a high standard.


The successful applicant will have previously demonstrated the ability to think strategically,
while still meeting operational objectives. They will also be able to prove their ability to make
complex decisions in a dynamic environment that support the Club’s vision, mission, core
values, and objectives.


The applicant is expected to hold a current club manager’s certificate under the Sale and
Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. As General Manager you must also be able to qualify as a “key
person” under the terms of regulations attached to the Gambling Act 2003, and any
subsequent amendments.

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For more information please contact the Denise Short, HR Advisor, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply for this important role please submit a covering letter, detailing your personal
attributes, and a current CV detailing your work relevant experience via email to Denise
Short, HR Advisor, Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 15 July 2022.​

 

DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE
SENIOR MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club in one of NZ’s largest Clubs providing top class facilities, entertainment and activities in a busy and friendly environment and has the vision to be the leading community club in New Zealand through the provision of exceptional food and beverage service, innovation and care.

Upper Hutt is experiencing exponential growth in hospitality offerings, our innovative approach will provide further choices to satisfy a variety of tastes for our members, the local community and visitors to the region.

Our new multi million dollar fit-out introduces a new Eatery and Bar with modern décor and surroundings for brunch, dinner and al fresco style dining.

The Role
We are looking for an experienced hospitality leader to manage our bar, gaming, eatery and catering offerings, including setting the direction and managing the opening of our new Eatery and Bar.

The Director of Food and Beverage will be responsible for the profitable operation of the bar, the provision of an exciting and satisfying dining experience and to drive function sales.

A very competitive remuneration package is offered to the right candidate who can keep the Club relevant creating an exciting social space and modern-day fare for the new generation while taking care of our ever-growing customer base of 7000 plus members and visitors.

This role reports to the General Manager and will work closely with our Marketing & Comms contractor and your direct reports: Bar Manager, Head Chef, Functions and Events Co-ordinator.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Sharp business acumen and a deep understanding of the hospitality industry with demonstrated success in growing revenue and profit.
  • Proven ability to inspire a team and build capability through leadership, coaching and constructive feedback to deliver the best possible customer experience. 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills to maintain mutually beneficial relationships with customers, suppliers, regulatory agencies agencies.
  • Strong communication skills and a high standard of written communication producing meaningful performance reports for the GM.
  • The ability to create a sustainable and successful food and function operation, to be a drawcard to members and non-members alike.
  • Creative flair and a passion for the latest culinary trends to consistently thrill customers with amazing flavours, variety, service and value.
  • Ability to implement and utilise leading-edge systems, processes, and costing techniques to ensure profitable and efficient operations.
  • A thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements and safety practices for hospitality, gaming venues and the safe operation of food service, demonstrating the highest standards.
  • Ability to engage with suppliers and stakeholders to achieve successful partnerships capable of delivering produce and services that enable price competitive and quality options for your chefs.

The UHCC prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing for our staff, members and the wider community we engage with, therefore, we require all staff to be fully vaccinated. Appointment to this position will require confirmation that you are fully vaccinated prior to the commencement of work.

What we offer 

  • A refreshed management structure in a truly exciting period of growth for the iconic Cosmopolitan Club.
  • Very competitive remuneration.
  • Laptop and phone
  • A professional supportive team
  • Support for your ongoing professional development.
  • Some flexibility to working hours.

For more information about the role please contact HR Advisor, Denise Short, 04 5290017 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply please submit your application and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.