Catering Manager

Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment are recruiting for a Catering Manager for a renowned historic venue nestled in the Scottish Highlands.

About the company:

Iconic 5* visitor attraction which welcomes over 100,000 visitors per year. Varied business and catering operation, no two days are the same.

About the role & the perfect candidate:

The purpose of the role is to oversee the delivery of the venue’s catering operation which includes a coffee shop, restaurant and conferences/events, maintaining high standards of food quality and service at all times.

If you have a passion for designing innovative menus, a flair for creativity and keen interest in food development, this could be the role for you. You will have a proven track record as a Head/Lead Chef or Chef Manager and have excellent leadership skills. You will also have overall responsibility for the running of the catering department, including events, and training of catering staff.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive salary starting from £35k
  • Work life balance, sociable working hours
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Being a part of a company whose values will give you a standard to aspire to and underpin who we are as a company and a community
  • Pension scheme

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £35,000.00 per year

Commis Chef (Temp to perm)

We’re recruiting for a Commis Chef on a temp-to-perm basis for one of our longstanding clients based just outside of Hexham, Northumberland.

Our client is a large leisure site based in Northumberland, with an onsite Bar & Restaurant, Activity Centre and outdoor sports activities. This is a well-known site of natural beauty and is a large tourist attraction.

This position will be on a temp-to-perm basis, you will be employed by our agency on a temporary basis for 12-weeks before transferring over to a permanent contract through our client on successful completion of probation period.

– Prepare and cook food items according to recipes and quality standards
– Ensure proper food handling and storage procedures are followed
– Maintain a clean and organised work area
– Collaborate with the kitchen team to ensure timely and efficient food production

This is a full-time position with permanent hours, a mix of weekends and evenings as per business needs. There is free staff accommodation available on site, private locked room and bathroom facilities and a shared staff kitchen.

Please apply now to be considered for the role!

Job Types: Full-time, Temp to perm

Salary: £11.50-£12.50 per hour

Stores Manager

We are recruiting a Stock Coordinator on a temporary 3-month contract lasting until the end of Dec 2023 in central Newcastle. Hours (7am-1pm) Monday to Friday.

Ensuring the provision of high quality goods, supporting value for money food for customers in Event Catering, Conferencing, Retail Grab ‘n’ Go and Restaurants. Reporting to the Admin & Finance Team Leader, the post holder will have responsibility for control of goods, ensuring that they are of the correct type, quality and quantity and delivered in accordance with service policies.


  • To maintain stock levels through ordering all goods as required e.g. food, drink, consumables etc. to ensure provision of a high quality catering service to meet the needs of customers
  • To receive all incoming goods ensuring they are of the correct type, quality and quantity and delivered in accordance with service policies. To take remedial action where this is not the case e.g. notify suppliers and line manager of short deliveries, refuse delivery where product does not meet standards.
  • Undertake all aspects of stock control e.g. ensuring goods are promptly stored in the correct designated location, manner and at the correct temperature and stock rotation and stock takes are carried out at the end of each month to maintain quality, minimise wastage and safeguard from theft.
  • Supervise the daily activities of the General Assistants including the assignment of tasks liaising with colleagues to ensure provision of assistance when required (if applicable to work location.)
  • Report any irregularities or concerns with stored items immediately to line manager e.g. decaying food, evidence of pests in accordance with food hygiene legislation and service policies and procedures.

Candidates will have/should be:

  • Must be able to work accurately and pay attention to detail
  • High level of IT literacy in Microsoft Office packages
  • Up-to-date knowledge of legislation in relation to Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health and Safety.
  • Planning, organisational and numerical skills • Good oral/written communication skills
  • Experience of specialist software (Saffron, Kinetics, EPOS Systems).
  • Proven planning and organising abilities.
  • Creative approach to problem solving


  • Food Safety for Caterers Level 2 Certificate.

Qualifications (Desirable)

  • NVQ2 Warehousing and Distribution • Food Safety for Caterers Level 3 Certificate

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. It is not exhaustive or comprehensive. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract

Contract length: 3 months

Salary: £11.00 per hour

Restaurant Supervisor

We’re recruiting for a Restaurant Supervisor for a well-established hospitality group, based just outside of Alnwick. This position is within a newly-opened hotel and is a great time to join their growing team.

We’re looking to speak with experienced Restaurant Supervisors / Team leaders about this role. Please note, shifts will vary between breakfast service, lunch and evening so candidate’s must be willing to be flexible.


  • Oversee daily operations of the restaurant in senior restaurant manager’s absence, including the kitchen and food production
  • Ensure high-quality food and service standards are met
  • Manage and train staff members, including hiring, scheduling, and performance evaluations
  • Develop and implement operational policies and procedures to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Monitor inventory levels and order supplies as needed
  • Handle customer complaints and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop marketing strategies and promotions
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Skills:
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and best practices
  • Proficient in computer systems, including POS systems and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

Company benefits package:

  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • Generous service charge payment
  • Discretionary long service awards
  • 2 years – 1 additional day holiday
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discounts including overnight stays, food and drink.
  • Uniform (customer facing)
  • Free Parking
  • Referral programme
  • Regular Company events
  • Training opportunities
  • Bonus scheme (some positions)
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Salary streaming service (Wagestream)

Note: Previous experience in the restaurant or hotel industry is highly preferred.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience. We offer competitive pay and benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to £28,500.00 per year

Events Management Director

Events Management Director vacancy – relocation to Erbil, Kurdistan.

This is truly a life-changing opportunity for the right candidate! We’re currently recruiting for an Events Management Director for a newly established tourism organisation in Erbil, Kurdistan.

This position includes a full relocation package and a flight home paid for, per year. (Salary range USD £50,000 to £70,000 which equates to $61,280 to $85,400 tax free). You do not need to speak another language outside of English.

The Events Management Director role will encompass the entirety of what this tourism organisation aims to achieve, hence we are looking for candidates with relevant experience working in similar organizations such as Visit Dubai, Visit Saudi, Visit Jordan, Visit Rwanda etc. Their capabilities as candidates should include innovative thinking and approach to planning and implementing events that goes beyond traditional channels and captures the imagination of prospective tourists. They should be able to plan an event calendar that goes beyond traditional expectations.

Role breakdown:

Event Conceptualization and Planning:

Understanding Targeted Sectors:

  • Conduct in-depth research to understand the nuances of tourism, health tourism, city bus services, hotels, and restaurant industries.
  • Identify the specific needs, preferences, and interests of the target audience within these sectors.
  • Stay updated with industry trends and emerging concepts to incorporate innovative ideas into event planning.
  • Creating events calendars that aligns with the goals and the vision of the company, with ability to drive this calendar to implementation.

Event Design and Objectives:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to conceptualize events that resonate with the respective sectors.
  • Define clear event objectives, whether it’s promoting tourism, showcasing health facilities, or enhancing city bus services and hospitality offerings.
  • Develop detailed event plans, including themes, activities, and timelines, ensuring alignment with sector-specific goals.

Event Implementation and Coordination:

Logistics and Vendor Management:

  • Coordinate all logistical aspects of events, including venue selection, catering, transportation, and technical requirements.
  • Manage relationships with event vendors and suppliers, negotiating contracts to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality.
  • Supervise event setup and teardown, ensuring smooth operations before, during, and after the events.

Participant Engagement and Experience:

  • Design engaging programs and activities tailored to the interests of attendees from tourism, health, transportation, and hospitality sectors.
  • Foster interactive sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities to enhance participant experience.
  • Collect feedback from participants to evaluate event success and identify areas for improvement.

Required skills/experience:

  • Required Skills and Qualifications: Proven experience in event management (7 years)
  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Event Management or related field
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory; proficiency in Kurdish and Arabic is an advantage



We’re pleased to be recruiting for one of our long-standing clients based in Alnwick for a temporary Restaurant Manager, over the coming weeks.

Position to start immediately for approx. 3-4 weeks, live-in on site available.

Duties will include;

  • Leading a team of restaurant supervisors and front of house staff
  • Upholding restaurant standards
  • Providing excellent customer experiences for dining guests
  • Representing the agency and our client to the highest standard
  • Communicating and working closely with suppliers
  • Communicate effectively with the Hotel General Manager and heads of departments.
  • Prepare and execute the entire menu including cocktails and bar snacks.

Employee benefits;

  • Immediate start for the right candidate
  • Temp accommodation on site during assignment duration
  • Weekly pay through agency
  • Accrued holiday pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee discount

Medical Receptionist – TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT

We’re recruiting for a Temporary Medical Receptionist in Stockton-on-Tees for a 6-week assignment. Start date Thurs 5th Oct.

This position is for a minimum of 4 weeks up to 6 weeks to cover short term illness. Working hours are Monday-Friday (8:30am-5pm). Duties will include the following;

  • Opening / Closing Facility
  • Booking in patients
  • Checking I.Ds
  • General Clerical Duties
  • Answering Telephone Calls

You will be working alongside a part-time member of staff Thursdays/Fridays, meaning you would be expected to work independently Monday-Wednesday, however there would be a point of contact available via telephone to assist.

Previous medical receptionist experience preferred if possible.

Please apply if available to start Thurs 5th Oct.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract

Contract length: 6 weeks

Salary: £11.50 per hour, weekly pay through Adkins & Cheurfi Recruitment.


  • Company pension
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Maintenance Operatives

We’re currently recruiting for a number of maintenance / leisure operatives throughout Kielder Waterside Park.

This is a fixed term contract until mid December 2023. Full-time hours.

– Working alongside housekeeping team to perform different duties.
– Conduct inspections to identify potential issues and address them promptly.
– Respond to maintenance requests from tenants or staff in a timely manner.
– Keep accurate records of maintenance activities and expenses.
– Ensure compliance with safety regulations and maintain a clean and organized work environment.

– Strong leadership skills to effectively supervise maintenance staff.
– Excellent customer service skills to interact with tenants and address their concerns.
– Proficient in English for clear communication with team members and tenants.
– Solid problem-solving abilities to troubleshoot issues and find effective solutions.
– Knowledge of basic maintenance techniques and equipment operation.
– Attention to detail to ensure all tasks are completed accurately and efficiently

– Driver with own transport preferred.

We offer competitive pay and benefits package for the right candidate. If you have the necessary skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your application along with your CV.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract

Contract length: 3 months

Salary: £12.00 per hour

Kitchen Assistant

We have a rare and fantastic opportunity for an experienced Kitchen Assistant to join one of the North East’s most popular visitor attractions.

Nestled in the heart of Alnwick you will find this truly unique venue which boasts over 350,000 books, a miniature railway and a café. You will be joining a fantastic team of staff who are all passionate about keeping this venue thriving. Working under the venue’s head chefs, you will provide much needed support catering for a large proportion of their 400,000 yearly visitors.

Role specifics;

  • Shifts are EITHER; 5 x 8hr days OR 4 x 9 hr days
  • £11.79 rising to £13.95 depending on experience
  • 180-250 covers a day
  • 6pm latest finish every day
  • Operating hours are 8:30am-5/6pm
  • Buffet / Café style menu / Set menu
  • Working 1 x day a weekend

If you are interested in knowing more / registering your interest please get in touch with or give us a call on 0191 5166118.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £11.79 to £13.95


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Gym membership

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £11.79-£13.95 per hour

Wedding and Events Coordinator

We are recruiting for a Wedding and Events Coordinator on behalf of one of our clients based in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees.

About our client:

This privately owned, highly successful Wedding and Events Venue is looking for a talented Wedding and Events Coordinator to join their growing team. This venue is steeped in history and is one of the most renowned destinations in the North-East.

In this role you will:

  • Work towards achieving overall targets set on the requirements of the business.
  • Arrange appointments and manage a day-to-day diary
  • Organise and conduct preliminary client show rounds
  • Produce and send information packs and quotes
  • Deal with all phone, email and walk in enquiries
  • Follow up on all above enquiries to ensure everything has been done to satisfy the clients’ needs
  • Have responsibility for wedding & event booking from inception to completion i.e. bedroom bookings, private dinners etc.
  • Maintain client effective records
  • Relay event information internally to ensure successful delivery of events
  • Updating summary lists, mailing lists & sales records
  • Invoice and securing payment within specified time frames

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • Previous experience working as a wedding & event coordinator/planner
  • Educated to degree level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Good team working skills
  • Be career motivated with high standards
  • Prior experience in Guestline software would be ideal

Interviews to commence immediately, please apply for a confidential chat.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £28,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability