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Assistant Café Manager

Welcome to our vibrant and dynamic Assistant Café Manager role at Blenheim Palace. As a key player in our hospitality team, you'll be joining an exciting environment where exceptional service meets unforgettable experiences. Our visitor attraction is a hub of creativity and excitement, drawing guests from far and wide to explore and enjoy everything we have to offer.

As an Assistant Café Manager, you will play a pivotal role in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse team and engage with guests from various backgrounds, ensuring that each visit to our café is a memorable one. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy fostering positive team dynamics, and have a love for providing excellent customer service, then this Assistant Café Manager position is the perfect fit for you.

Join us on this exciting journey of blending hospitality with a unique visitor experience, where your skills and passion will contribute to our success. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!


What we are looking for:

  • Formal hospitality qualifications desirable but not essential eg NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of current Health, Safety and Licensing Legislation, Food safety and health and safety Regulations.
  • Strong Communicator
  • Training Orientated
  • Self-motivated, analytical, objective, innovative and assertive.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
  • Tenacity though and still being a Good Team Player

What's in it for you: 

  • Staff Discounts: 
      20% on Blenheim retail
      50% on Blenheim Café food outlets
      30% on Blenheim Restaurants (Clementine's/Orangery)
  • Free breakfast on Friday
  • Staff Events
  • Annual Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Access to wellbeing resources and events for you and your Family
  • Refer-a-Friend Scheme
  • Pension 
  • Free Christmas tree
  • Complimentary Event Tickets
  • Annual Pass
  • Access to our Benefits Platform with a range of additional benefits 


Benefits vary dependant on Contract Type


A bit about us!

Our vision is to be the lifeblood of the local economy, to enhance the lives of the people of Oxfordshire, to share this magnificent Palace and to conserve and protect it for future generations for more than three hundred years, we have been privileged to serve as custodians of somewhere special.

Through the centuries many things have changed, but three things have stayed constant; a duty to preserve our legacy, a responsibility to continually evolve and a need to sustain a strong connection with the community using our three businesses to pave the way. 


Our People Promise is to help our employees, Grow, Give and Belong!

Grow - At Blenheim your talent is nurtured and your wellbeing in championed.

Give - Being apart of something much bigger, giving back to the wider community to work collaboratively and to meet our shared goals

Belong - Be apart of something special, know you matter and belong. 


How to Apply: 

If you are excited about joining our team and believe you have the skills and qualities we are looking for, please submit your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the role. We look forward to reviewing your application!


Blenheim Palace, Woodstock



Job Type

Full time

Contract Type





45 Hours per week, variable hours

Closing Date


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