Catering and Outdoor Events Manager

£28,143 per annum – band 5

Permanent position

Full-Time - 37 hours a week to be worked over 7 days

Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council. We are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality services to our customers and the community.

This is an exciting new role within the Country Parks team and we are looking for a  motivated and creative individual to join us in managing and transforming our café and conference catering offering and, in partnership with the Art and Culture team bringing a range of outdoor events to Itchen Valley and Lakeside Country Parks.

You’ll have experience of managing both back and front of house operations in a catering environment with a focus on customer care, safety standards and tight budget control. In addition to this you’ll be comfortable with coordinating different partners and stakeholders to develop a calendar of outdoor events.

We’re a friendly and collaborative team and you’ll be a manager that plays an active role in both the daily operation of the Country Parks visitor experience and help guide future planning as we expand our services over the next few years. Eastleigh Borough Council are committed to supporting and developing all staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer a good range of benefits and facilities and support our staff in maintaining a good work life balance through our innovative flexi time system.

If you’re looking for a new challenge to use your skills and experience of catering and events and enjoy working in an outdoor environment that provides Eastleigh residents with beautiful spaces to learn, relax and explore then we’d love to hear from you.

24- 27 days annual leave (dependent on local government service)
Flexible working arrangements
Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
Support for continuous professional development
Good work life balance

For further information please refer to the Job Description.  For an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please email

To apply, please send your application form and CV to   

Closing Date:          11 October 2020
Interview Date:        w/c 19 October 2020