careers at thestudio…

Are you looking for the next step in your hospitality career? We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic team players who are passionate about customer service.

about us…

Born as ‘The Orange Studio’ in 1999 we started with our award-winning Birmingham location and just 5 meeting rooms but it’s safe to say we’ve grown a lot since then. We became thestudio… in 2006 and we are now an independent company, owned and run by the same team since the beginning but now having grown to 46 meeting rooms across 4 locations around the UK.

Though we’ve grown a lot our friendly, people focused ethos and culture very much remains at our heart. It’s important to us that everyone that attends one of locations feels welcome and looked after. We’re not a large corporate chain and we’re really proud of that. We work hard. We be ourselves. We have fun.

We’re passionate about giving our clients the best experience and really care about getting things right. Our aim is to exceed expectations so it goes without saying that we have a friendly, welcoming, client focused team at the forefront of everything we do. Our ‘Customer First’ mission statement is applied to all aspects of our work and is the reason our clients return time and again.

We are also passionate about our local communities, all of our food is locally sourced and we aim to do the best we can in terms of our impact on our environment.

Like we say to our clients, why would you want to work anywhere else?

current roles…

Head Chef – Manchester and Glasgow

Are you passionate about food, with amazing attention to detail and great organisational skills? Are you looking for a family friendly role with less weekend work and Christmas off? Then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for an experienced Head Chef for our innovative conference centre in Manchester and Glasgow City Centres. The successful candidate will be passionate about building a proactive, self motivated team and providing great food and service. You will have first class culinary skills, with high attention to detail and care about presentation and the food and service being delivered. Able to achieve budgetary targets and compliance with all health, safety and food hygiene obligations, including record keeping. Ensuring the highest standards of hygiene and kitchen practice. This role requires experience in menu planning, food costing, stock control and ordering.

Food Safety Level 3 desirable. DBS will be required

about the package…

The salary for this role is £27,000 per year, 20 days holiday + bank holidays, 40 hours per week, on a rota basis.

application…

apply via HR here. Use the reference Head Chef – MCR or GLA – Oct 2021

Venue Manager – Leeds

about the job and you…

Reporting to the Group Manager the successful candidate will effectively manage the events operation and venue.

You will be friendly and passionate about delivering first class customer service. You will need strong communication skills and a passion for food and great service complying with health and safety regulations at all times. Good people are key to our success so you will have experience in recruiting and managing a successful team.

Create a welcoming and friendly experience for our clients, maintaining the smooth running of the venue.

Have previous experience in a managerial role. A strong team player who is eager to build a successful team around them.

Making sure Event Delivery is of the highest standard, including room set up, equipment requirements and working with the sales team to ensure the clients expectations are achieved.

Passionate about building and leading a proactive, self motivated team and providing great food and service, able to deal with any recruitment and performance issues.

Managing the team levels and rotas according to the levels of business in the diary.

Experience with working to and keeping within budgets.

Self motivated with a high attention to detail, ensuring we deliver the best possible experience to all of our guests.

Pro active and solution driven able to deal with any issues on the day, which may arise calmly and successfully.

Successful past experience in managing budgets and stock control.

Able to communicate at all levels, to all stakeholders including the senior management team, clients and staff.

Comply with all health, safety and food hygiene obligations, including record keeping. Ensuring the highest standards of hygiene and kitchen practice.

Conducting site visits when required.

Food Safety Level 3 desirable. DBS will be required.

about the package…

The salary for this role is £27,000 per year, 20 days holiday + bank holidays, 40 hours per week, on a rota basis.

application…

apply via HR here. Use the reference Venue Manager – LBA – Nov 2021

Sales and Events Co-ordinator – Manchester and Leeds

Are you looking for the next step in your events career? We are looking for experienced Sales and Events Co-ordinators in our innovative city centre events centres in Manchester and Leeds.

about the job…

For most of our clients the Sales Co-Ordinator is the first person they speak to on their journey with us so it’s important to make the right first impression. We want to deliver our ‘Customer First’ mission statement from the very start. You’ll be working along side our ‘Mission Control’ team primarily looking after your venue but also supporting with our venues across the UK.

Although there are many things you will be involved with on a day to day basis, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Taking sales enquiries via email, web enquiry systems and over the telephone, primarily for our venue in either Manchester or Leeds
  • Using the event diary to ensure you are maximising revenue opportunities
  • Conducting site visits within the space
  • Converting enquiries to confirmed bookings
  • Co-ordinating all events, primarily for the venue you are working in, including
    • Updating function sheets
    • Completing final details
    • Working closely with our operations teams in each location to ensure a smooth delivery of the event on the day
    • Communicating effectively across all departments to ensure all appropriate team members are aware of all aspects of every event
  • Working towards achieving the group sales target
  • Actively involved in evening and weekend work when required, particularly when hosting client FAM days and evenings
  • Supporting the Commercial Director with proactive business development within your local and surrounding area when required.

about you…

  • Previous experience in a similar role is preferred.
  • At thestudio we need passionate people with a friendly and hardworking attitude
  • You need to be self-motivated from the start and having a customer focus is absolutely essential
  • A ‘can do’ attitude is really important, you must be prepared to go the extra mile for our clients in order to achieve our mission of a ‘Customer First’ experience, every time
  • Our clients return to us time and time again, so the ability to build and maintain good relationships is key
  • As this is a sales role, you need to be target driven with a proactive attitude to sales
  • We want to make sure that when our clients arrive on the day they have an experience that’s second to none. This means you need to be great communicator with natural questioning skills and a super listener
  • Attention to detail is vital, so you need to be organised and be able to multi task, keeping a cool head in a busy environment

We’re a brilliant team who work closely together to deliver our clients expectations. We want great people to join us, so its important to be a team player. We’re looking for someone to be part of thestudio family, delivering an experience beyond our clients expectations every day.

about the package…

The salary for this role is £22,000 per year, 20 days holiday + bank holiday, 37.5 hours per week, on a rota basis.

application…

apply via HR here. Use the reference Sales and Events Co-ordinator and stating the venue you are applying for (manchester or leeds)

 

Event Catering Assistant – Glasgow, Leeds & Birmingham

about the role and you…

We are looking for friendly, self motivated, customer service focused Event Catering Assistants. Your role will be an important part of ensuring we achieve our goal of Customer First and ensuring all our guests have the best customer service experience possible. You will have high standards and excellent attention to detail, making sure everything is the best that it can be, taking pride in the work that you do.

The role is both front and back of house, supporting our clients in ensuring their day runs smoothly and their expectations met and exceeded when possible. You will be working alongside our friendly team, as well as sometimes being expected to work without supervision. You will be self motivated in ensuring tasks are done to the highest standards. The role involves setting up rooms for conference and events, service of food and drinks, supporting in the kitchen, helping our clients with anything they may need and keeping the venue at a high standard of cleanliness. You will be working front of house, on the reception desk when required.

about the package…

Salary: £9.50 per hour, part time.

application…

apply via HR here. Use the reference Event Catering Assistant stating the venue you are applying for (leeds, birmingham or glasgow)

 

Kitchen Assistant – Glasgow

We are searching for a Kitchen Assistant to join our friendly team at thestudio in Glasgow City Centre.

About the role and you…

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to support the Chef and Kitchen Team. You will have high standards and excellent attention to detail, making sure everything is the best that it can be, taking pride in the work that you do.

The role involves working alongside our friendly team, as well as sometimes being expected to work without supervision. You will be self motivated in ensuring tasks are done to the highest standards.

The role involves assisting the team in preparation and service of food items, following recipes to ensure all menus are covered for allergens.

Maintaining a clean environment, both in the kitchen and in refreshment areas, washing up and other kitchen porter duties. Maintaining hygiene, health and safety

Ensuring the clients have the correct food and refreshment items in the correct place at the right time, following the information on the function sheets.

About the package…

Salary: £10.50 per hour, part time.

application…

apply via HR here. Use the reference Kitchen Assistant – GLA – Nov 2021

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