WHAT: Back of House Manager - Kitchen WHEN: ASAP REPORTS TO: Executive Head Chef LOCATION: National Theatre, Southbank SALARY: £26,000

Job Description

The National Theatre, one of the UK’s leading arts venues, reaches millions of people each
year through live and digital programming, creating and sharing performances in London,
across the UK and internationally. The organisation strives to be accessible, inclusive and
sustainable. It empowers artists and craftspeople to make world-leading work, inspires
young people, and works with communities. Based in the heart of London’s South Bank,
the venue is home to multiple performance spaces and is attended by over a million
people annually, operating year-round to provide a welcoming space for audiences and
visitors alike.

KERB’s vision is to create opportunity and joy through great food, from the kerb up. We
operate markets, one-off events, workshops, consultancy, bars, a food hall in Central
London and have developed a successful corporate catering arm, KERB Events Ltd.
KERB Events Limited is a joint venture with Compass Group UK. As part of this
partnership, KERB Events Limited will become the sole F&B provider for this high-profile
performance venue in central London, looking after all public-facing catering as well as
internal hospitality and commercial events.

Reporting to the Executive Head Chef to ensure the kitchen operation is managed,
maintained and controlled in the most efficient way to achieve operational and financial
objectives. Providing strong leadership to the porter team whilst maintaining a pristinely
clean, safe and well organised working environment. You will report with a dotted line to
Deputy Head of Operations.
  • Managing the team of Porters (Terrace, Events, House) including scheduling,
    managing lateness/sickness, completing reviews/appraisals, handling any
    disciplinary/grievance issues
  • Working closely with the team of chef
  • Devising and implementing cleaning schedules to ensure a pristine working
    environment is maintained at all times
  • Ensuring Food Safety at all times
  • Ensuring all Health & Safety policies and processes are followed, including
    management of all COSHH materials and COSHH training
  • Responsible for all crockery, cutlery and catering equipment back of the house and
    devising and carrying out inventories
  • Responsible for handling maintenance issues related to and for the kitchen areas
  • Reporting HSE hazards, accidents, incidents, illness and diseases according to
    company protocols and projecting a safety first culture at all times
  • Required to work with goods-in team on deliveries and logistics
  • Working closely with the National Theatre Housekeeping team
  • Sharing your knowledge and passion for hospitality with junior members of the
    team and to help develop the junior members of the team with training, support
    and guidance, including onboarding and induction training
  • Working closely and effectively with the team to develop a positive, open and
    inclusive culture around our key values and ethos
  • Making sure that you meet all legal and company requirements and follow all
    company protocols for fire, health, safety and hygiene


  • At least 2 years experience within a contract catering or commercial events
  • Experience in a similar role preferred
  • People management experience
  • Passionate about food, people and cleanliness
  • Positive and flexible attitude, with the ability to think laterally and willing to
    problem solve
  • Possess a willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in from time to time on
    non-designated areas of the business
    Outstanding hustle
This list is in no way exhaustive and the incumbent may be asked to perform other tasks
to help out the KERB family (within reason!)

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