Canteen Manager Wanted: West Preston-Lakeside Football Club

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2022

The West Preston-Lakeside Football Club is seeking a Canteen Manager to be responsible for the efficient and professional operation of a sports facility canteen.

The WPLFC is a very successful club across both senior and junior grades and prides itself on being recognised as a strong community leader. The club provides an inclusive environment, and the successful candidate will be a part of a dedicated team of volunteers who work closely together for the benefit of the club and its members.

The position will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the canteen (ordering, cooking, selling, managing stock, maintain accurate records, etc) under the guidance of the Facilities Manager.

The canteen normally operates for 18-22 weeks of the football calendar; on weekends during both senior and junior match days along with meals prepared on Thursday nights training.

The club is looking for a person or persons who are self-starters and can act independently within guidelines, who have the ability to work with canteen equipment and can supervise staff and deal with customers in a professional and warm manner.

The position is a paid position and further details, including remuneration, can be provided upon application.

Job Requirements:

• Providing high quality, healthy food to our customers in a professional manner.
• Working with the Club Committee to ensure operational efficiency and canteen profitability.
• Ensuring that all staff and volunteers comply with all relevant policies and procedures as outlined by the Club Committee.
• Facilitate a happy, supportive and productive canteen environment, where canteen staff and or volunteers feel valued and welcome.

Duties will include:

• Management of canteen staff & volunteers
• Provision of staff
• Canteen operations during game days (Saturday/Sundays), training nights (Thursday), club functions (as required) and during carnivals (eg Rep footy or Finals hosting).
• Effective communication
• Liaison with the Facilities Manager, Treasurer and suppliers.
• Stock management; be responsible for the economical ordering and checking of stock deliveries, as per the delivery docket.
• Maintain accurate and complete records, including canteen monies for banking
• Planning and involvement in special events
• Negotiated miscellaneous duties
• Delegate tasks effectively
• Must be able to work game day weekends (9 Saturdays and 14 Sundays) and training on Thursday nights during the football season.

Applications can be made in writing to or by calling Graham (Facilities Manager) on 0410 601 637 or Luciano (President) 0400 815 709.

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