Food & Beverage Operations Manager

Type of contract: Permanent Full Time

About Us

Crealy Theme Park & Resort is the South West’s largest family theme park attraction and is home to over 60 rides, attractions and live shows and zoo. Set in over 100 acres of countryside the business also consists of a large luxury lodge and camping resort that includes uniquely themed glamping accommodation.

About the Role

The Food and Beverage Operations Manager is a key member of the team in delivering an exceptional guest experience on a daily basis across the Resort.

You will have a passion for all things food, drinks, and hospitality. As a self-motivated team player, you will lead from the front in our bars, restaurants, and kiosks.

You will provide supportive and inspirational leadership with a keen focus on training and coaching your team at the heart of your operations. You will work closely with the Commercial Management team to help develop the department across the park and resort.


Reporting to the Head of Commercial, as Food and Beverage Operations Manager your responsibilities will involve:

  • Direct management of the F&B Team including Team Leaders
  • Manage day-to-day F&B operations across a designated area of the resort, within budgeted guidelines and to the highest of standards
  • Delivering ongoing training for the team, including effective inductions ensuring the team are ready to deliver a friendly, exceptional guest experience
  • Being a visible and hands on leader throughout all F&B areas to deliver excellent levels of service
  • Ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations


The successful Food and Beverage Operations Manager will have:

  • Previous F&B management experience
  • Understanding of EPOS Systems and IT
  • Understanding of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety policies
  • Demonstrable ability to lead by example
  • Friendly, assertive, with excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement for yourself and your team
  • Self-manage workload and efficient management of rotas

Our Business Hours for Food Service are 8am – 10:30pm to match our Theme Park and Holiday Park operations.   We also cater for corporate and other events throughout the year.

Please note –  this role requires you to be available to work weekends, early mornings, evenings, during school holiday periods and bank holidays, although we can be flexible in the shift patterns if necessary.  Hours will be rostered in advance and vary dependent on the time of year. Flexibility is also required from you to meet peak and off-peak demands of our opening. We are open to guests/visitors all year.

Every department here at Crealy Theme Park and Resort focuses on the safety of our guests and team members, as a number one priority. Each role will undertake department specific Health & Safety training, alongside wider Theme Park and Resort training. 

A competitive salary of up to 30k is on offer for this role, plus bonus and 30 days annual leave

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Information for Candidates

Closing date for applications is 24th October 2021 (although we reserve the right to close earlier if we receive a high level of applications)

You will need to have proof of right to work in the UK (either a birth certificate or current passport) and be able to provide details of a reference.  Please ensure that you have both of these before applying.

If successful through the application process, you will be invited for an interview.  If you have any questions or should you require any assistance at an interview event, because of a disability or medical condition, please let us know.




  • Career Opportunities
  • Free car parking and easy access by public transport
  • 50% off food and drink whilst on duty
  • 25% off all other purchases on park
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • FREE Friends & Family Annual Passes* T&C's apply
  • Access to our Employee Assist Programme - looking after your wellbeing & offering free legal advice
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Uniform Provided

Personal Details

Educational, Technical & Professional Qualifications

Employment History Information

References (We will only request a reference if you are successful)

It is company policy to obtain two satisfactory references with one being from your current or last employer or if you have recently finished studying, form a Tutor or Head Teacher. Other references should be from someone who has known your for at least two years and cannot be a family member. References will only be taken up with your permission. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references being received.

Reference (current or last employer)

Other Personal Details

Because of the nature of the employment, all convictions, including those deemed as spent under the Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974, need to be disclosed. Ex-Offenders will considered on an individual basis. Having a criminal record will not automatically be a bar to obtaining employment. Crealy is an equal opportunities employer.

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Right to Work

The law on preventing illegal work is set out in sections 15 to 25 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. These rules came into force on 29th February 2008. If you were born in the UK, have a British passport, a national insurance number or live in the European economic area then you do not require a work permit.

If you have a home office letter or stamp in your passport indicating that you have permission to take employment, we will need to see this document before employment is confirmed.

Before commencing employment you will be required to provide documentary evidence to verify the status of your right to work in the UK. This can be one of the following forms of ID. If you supply a birth certificate as part of your documentation it must be a full certificate:

Letter from the Home Office, Passport, National Insurance Card, Work Permit, Birth Certificate & P45/P60

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This Job Role expires on 2021-10-27