Careers

This is your chance to make a difference and work at one of the North West’s newest and most dynamic venues where we are passionate about offering quality, first class service and a product that sets new standards.

Located in the heart of the Fylde Coast, just off Junction 3 of the M55, Mill Farm is open seven days a week and boasts: bars, restaurants, conference & events facilities, all weather sports pitches and is also the new home for AFC Fylde Football Club. For more information, see Milano’s (www.milanos.co.uk), Churchill’s (www.churchillsevents.com) and Bradleys (www.bradleyssportsbar.com).

We have openings for both full time and part time staff, which you’ll find below. This is no ordinary venue and for this reason we are looking for the very best. If you think you have the talent, experience, energy and passion to contribute in helping to create something special, we would be interested in hearing from you.

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Full Time Jobs

Waitress/Waiter - Milano's
Fantastic Working Hours Available
Working Days Thursday to Sunday
35 – 40 hours per week
Pay Dependent On Experience

Please apply online for immediate consideration

Restaurant and Events Manager - Milano's - £25k-30k DOE
Plan, direct and oversee all food and beverage operations including managing staff, ensuring product and service standards are met and implementing and maintaining procedures for maximum operating efficiency.

This position is working in Milano’s, an 80 cover modern Mediterranean restaurant with an extra 40 covers al fresco, serving chichetti, small plates to share, stone-baked pizzas, with a grill and pasta section.

Overseeing Conference and Events you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth organisation and operation of all conference, meetings and events. Including all Match day hospitality.

Mixologist/Cocktail Bar Bartender – Milano's - £20k-24k DOE
To prepare and serve a range of cocktails, drinks and wine to Milano’s Guests.

To assist in all operational aspects and ensure the smooth running of the department and offer exceptional customer service at all times.

Sous Chef – Milano's
Our Sous Chef will be expected to assist the head chef to lead, motivate and supervise the Kitchen team and have full responsibility for all aspects of food storage, preparation, production, safety, cooking and service to the restaurants, bars, match day hospitality, public catering and banqueting. The sous chef will be responsible for all head chef duties in the absence of the head chef. You must be energetic and enthusiastic with a real passion for cooking and a real can do attitude. You will be required to demonstrate and help maintain high levels of service that consistently exceeds the expectations of our customers and to control the resources, manage the processes and cultivate the understanding of good food throughout Mill Farm.

Financial Controller - Mill Farm - £ negotiable
About The Role
We are on the lookout for a hardworking and professional Financial Controller to join our state of the art leisure complex in Wesham, Preston on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Finance Director and in turn the Chief Operating Officer, you will play a key role in the responsibility for Tangerine’s Leisure Division including Mill Farm, Churchill’s conferencing, Milano’s restaurant, Bradleys Bar and also supporting AFC Fylde and the AFC Fylde Community foundation.

Working as part of the finance team, you will lead a small team to ensure the production of accurate and timely financial results, maintaining a robust internal control environment and constantly challenging processes and striving for continuous improvement. This position would suit an experienced accountant who is able to take full responsibility for all financial matters for the division, while also being comfortable working in a small team. Experience of working in the leisure or hospitality industry would be beneficial.

Duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Financial Reporting and Forecasting

  • Lead and manage the production of all P&L accounts and balance sheet accounts for the Tangerine Leisure Division
  • Perform a full analysis of the P&L accounts providing commentary on business performance and explanation of variances to plan
  • Ensure accounts are completed in line with Group timetable
  • Working with the business to produce the annual business plan

Management of Employees

  • day to day leadership and supervision of the Leisure finance team
  • ensure all daily accounting processes are adhered to following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) guidelines in place
  • continually update and improve all accounting SOPs
  • lead the functional appraisal, performance management and people development processes for the group accounting / finance teams
  • recruitment and assessment of internal and external finance colleagues
  • working closely with the Head of HR on all strategic people processes, i.e. retention, engagement, development, talent and succession planning

Daily/weekly/monthly Tasks

  • lead and manage the cash flow forecasting on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • lead, manage and review and control of :
    • purchase ledger balances
    • aged debt balances
    • cash books and control of inter-company balances (both trade & nominal)
    • stock holding
    • payroll processing
  • lead and manage the posting of journals and review/management of journal posting
  • lead and manage the control of all prepayments & accruals
  • lead and manage the control of all nominal balance sheet items
  • lead and manage all aspects of Vat including intra-stat
  • provide the COO and GFC with a weekly cash report

External relationships

  • manage any day to day banking issues
  • manage the year end auditors and all other external Finance consultants
  • manage and ensure a smooth year end audit and that the audit packs are complete and accurate

Other duties

  • Support the Leisure division and football club on ad-hoc projects as required, for example opening of new bar/restaurant sites, new property developments
  • Continually evaluate user and business requirements and ensure that systems and data meets those requirements
  • Review the data and reporting setup and recommend and implement new BI and management re-porting solutions

About You
Experienced in a similar role already, we’re on the lookout for an accountant who understands Hospitali-ty and catering. You should possess either CIMA or ACA as a full qualification, the role won’t suit a part qualification unfortunately. University Degree of 2:1 or above and at least a B grade at A level Maths. You’ll have excellent time management and leadership skills and be used to managing and motivating a team of people with varied and challenging workloads.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Holidays that increase with length of service
  • Personal and Professional development
  • Pension
  • Bonus and Health cover (after qualifying period)

We’re passionate about being the best and you should be too!

Interested?
Apply online for immediate consideration.

Chef De Partie - Milano’s Restaurant - Up to £20,000
Reports to: Head Chef (HC)
Hours: 45 hours a week, 2 days off with a mix of straight and split shifts including all AFC Fylde home games

Background
Milano’s is a modern and elegant 80 seat dining room based at Mill Farm Sports Village, with a further 40 seats on an outside, north facing terrace. The copper lamps fill the space with warm light whilst highlighting the oak paneling, creating a welcoming and relaxing environment.

An open Cuppone Giotto pizza oven within the restaurant creates an amazing aroma as well as a touch of theatre, adding to the charm of the dining experience.Specialising in authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Milano’s offers creative signature dishes with simple, delicious flavours plus a gorgeous cicchetti small plate offering to share with family and friends

Mill Farm Sports Ventures is an ambitious company with an entrepreneurial spirit and huge plans for growth. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic brand new development with a forward thinking team and put our beautiful new restaurants and banqueting facilities on the map.

The development comprises of four separate eating venues plus a public catering function:

  • Bradleys Sports Bar – 170 seater venue serving traditional English food
  • Aroma Café – A cosmopolitan daytime eatery, 40 covers, eat in & takeaway
  • Milano’s – An 80 cover modern Mediterranean restaurant with an extra 40 covers al fresco. Serving chichetti, small plates to share, stone-baked pizzas, with a grill and pasta section
  • Churchill’s – Conference and banqueting for up to 300 covers
  • Public catering – Match day food kiosks catering in a 6,000 capacity stadium

Role Summary
To demonstrate and help maintain high levels of food quality and service that consistently exceeds the expectations of our customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve meals in line with menu and Head Chef specifications through busy service times.
  • To monitor stock rotation, to ensure stock is used in the correct order.
  • To ensure minimum kitchen wastage.
  • To assist with the provision of training and development for department staff in kitchen procedures.
  • To ensure knowledge of the product is maintained and communicated to all relevant personnel.
  • To work with the Sous Chef to ensure the mis en place is completed.
  • To report any maintenance issues to the Head Chef immediately.
  • To comply with all Mill Farm policies and procedures to ensure that all statutory regulations are observed.
  • To comply with the conditions of the food hygiene policies.
  • To be flexible and willing to help other departments at busy times if required.
  • To ensure you work and maintain a safe working environment
  • To be flexible, diverse and transparent within your role and be willing to work in all areas of the business

Ideal Applicants Must

  • Have previous experience as a Chef De Partie, ideally in a Mediterranean/Italian modern environment.
  • Be a great team player
  • Be hard working and enthusiastic with a can do attitude
  • Have good health and hygiene skills
  • Be passionate about food
  • Have experience with speed and quality of service
  • Be able to work with fresh produce
  • Be able to menu plan
  • Work and support a head and Sous Chef
  • Have experience with homemade starters and sweets
  • Have some main course and sauce experience – Desirable, not essential
Receptionist - Mill Farm - Up to £16,000
Receptionist – Mill Farm, Wesham, Preston – £14,500 – £16,000

We’re currently recruiting for a permanent full time receptionist to be the face of our state of the art hospitality venue, read on and apply for Immediate consideration!

Job Title: Receptionist (R)
Department: Head Office
Reports to: Chairman (C)
Key Relationships: Chief Executive Football (CEF), Chief Executive Leisure (CEL)
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00-17:00
Location: Mill Farm, Wesham, Preston.

Background:
Mill Farm Sports Ventures is an ambitious company with an entrepreneurial spirit and huge plans for growth. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fantastic brand new development with a forward thinking team.

Main Purpose of job:
To provide a complete reception and administration service for Mill Farm, receiving both guests and telephone callers. To provide total administration support for all Mill Farm departments.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reception Duties

  • answer all incoming calls and establish the nature of call before forwarding or responding as necessary
  • receive all visitors and ensure they are dealt with promptly and efficiently
  • ensure the reception area is kept clean and tidy at all times
  • take restaurant bookings if required

Purchase Orders

  • place all Purchase Orders for Mill Farm sundries and AFC Fylde (everything excluding food and drink)
  • ensure all Purchase Orders are signed by requester and authorised by the CEF or CEL
  • always get confirmation of receipt of order
  • maintain an efficient filing system

Secretarial Support

  • Where necessary provide secretarial support to the CEF and CEL which will include but not limited to:-
    • typing
    • arranging appointments
    • creating spreadsheets

MAILING

  • responsible for all incoming and outgoing post, franking, sorting mail, and maintaining the franking and fax machines
  • process all mail in a timely and efficient manner
  • General

    • any other duties as may be reasonably requested in order to ensure satisfactory performance within the role
    • assist with the administration of other departments when necessary
    • help the marketing department with all mailings and any special marketing events

    Ideal Applicant:

    • Experience is preferred but not essential.
    • Must be well presented and confident in dealing with customers.
    • Must be flexible and available to work at short notice.
    • Honesty and reliability are essential.

     

    Part Time Jobs

    Receptionist
    We’re currently recruiting for a part time receptionist for evenings and weekend. Read on and apply for immediate consideration!

    Main Duties:

    • answer all incoming calls and establish the nature of call before forwarding or responding as necessary
    • receive all visitors and ensure they are dealt with promptly and efficiently
    • ensure the reception area is kept clean and tidy at all times
    • take restaurant bookings if required
    • place all Purchase Orders for Mill Farm sundries (everything excluding food and drink)
    • ensure all Purchase Orders are signed by requester and authorised by the CEF or CEL
    • always get confirmation of receipt of order
    • maintain an efficient filing system
    • where necessary provide secretarial support to the CEF and CEL which will include but not limited to:
      • typing
      • arranging appointments
      • creating spreadsheets
    • process all mail in a timely and efficient manner
    • provide an information point on match days during the football season
    • deal with all incoming enquiries be they walk ups or phone ins
    • control distribution of all complimentary match tickets
    • welcome Corporate hospitality guests
    • any other duties as may be reasonably requested in order to ensure satisfactory performance within the role
    • assist with the administration of other departments when necessary
    • help the marketing department with all mailings and any special marketing events

    Occasional Duties:
    The post-holder may be required to

    • Work additional or anti-social hours as required to meet the needs of the business
    • Attend staff meetings and training as needed
    • Travel to other sites, as needed
    • Carry out any other duties as are within the scope and purpose of the job as requested by the Chairman’s PA

    The Benefits:

    • Competitive salary and benefits package
    • Holidays that increase with length of service
    • Personal and Professional development
    • Pension Bonus and Health cover (after qualifying period)

    Interested?
    Apply online for immediate consideration.

    Kiosk Chef
    We require part time Commis Chefs to operate in the kiosks at Mill Farm to work during all AFC Fylde home games.

    Hours are 12-5pm every home Saturday game and 5.30–9.00pm on week day home games. See www.afcfylde.co.uk for fixtures.

    Cleaner
    We’re looking for a part time cleaner to help provide cover. 16 hours 2 days per week.

    Team Member (Waiter/Waitress)
    We require both experienced and trainee waiters and waitresses to work in AFC Fylde, Bradleys Sports Bar, Milano’s and our function suite Churchill’s. Experience in plated or silver service is an advantage, although full training will be given. You will need to be well presented, have good social skills, be articulate and have an outgoing personality.

    Pay range £5.00 – £9.00 hour depending on age and experience.