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Vacancy: Wedding & Events Manager

Monday, September 13th, 2021

We are searching for a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic Wedding/Events Manager to organise outstanding and unforgettable events.  You will be responsible from the event planning stage, through to evaluation of the event, whilst maintaining and building a relationship with each Client.

We want a strong candidate to assist our team in hosting weddings/events.  You will be expected to promote our organisation’s image, improve client loyalty, and enhance our brand-to-client experience. 

Your creativity, organisational skills, and vision will assist our organisation in amplifying brand visibility, enhancing client and employee relations, and improve our organisation’s growth through events that effectively communicate our vision statement.

The event manager will be tasked with planning and managing our events’ calendar, negotiating quotes and agreements with clients, assisting with event marketing, monitoring timeframes and budgets, networking, and delivering on event brief objectives. 

As the Event Manager, you should demonstrate exceptional organisational abilities, superb interpersonal skills, multi-tasking skills, and excellent time-management and possess a sound knowledge of client management. Excellent communication and attention to detail are vital in this role, as our success depends on meeting our client’s tailored requirements.

Key responsibilities include

  • Ensure all Weddings and Events are planned to a high standard whilst exceeding our guest’s expectations.
  • Ensuring all enquiries and client feedback are managed professionally and in a timely manner.
  • Work towards improving sales and services by effectively handling special event enquiries, and contact those accordingly.
  • Work in accordance to achieve budgeted sales, operational expenses, including forecasting and cost control, whilst building upon the reputation of our organisation.
  • Conduct professional show tours of the Bhaktivedanta Manor and it’s grounds.
  • Undertake initial meetings with clients, producing event plans and budget sheets through to sending out invoices.  
  • Personally meet clients, maintaining regular status checks and striving to improve guest’s expectations.
  • Liaise professionally with all Department Heads involved in the preparation and execution of Wedding and Events.
  • Liaise and order with suppliers, the required products necessary in ensuring the smooth running and organisation of Weddings and Events.

Core Competencies:

  • A fluent and excellent communicator at all levels
  • Event delivery experience is essential
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Confident and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and setting budgets
  • Passionate about customer care and First class ‘host’ skills
  • Ability to take ownership to challenges and, is proactive and self-motivated
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery
  • Commercially and operationally minded with a ‘Hands on’ approach
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and set workloads for self and others
  • Flexible attitude to working hours
  • Personable and a good team player

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 3rd October 2021.

Please send CV with covering letter to: hr@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Customer Service Representative

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for Customer Service Representatives (2 positions available) to join a robust and dynamic team with skills of excellence.

The Customer service representatives will serve directly under the Head of the Team at Radharani’s Kitchen and will be responsible for a number of administrative duties.

Key responsibilities include

  • To meet the customers’ needs and serve with efficiency and timely manner at the Radharani’s Kitchen for its regular smooth operations
  • Provide professional support and assistance in the fore front of the shop floor
  • Organize, communicate, time-manage, multitask and keep strong attention to details
  • Maintain food hygiene at all times
  • Making sure shelves are tidy, all products are displayed
  • Maintaining & checking all products are ready and placed on shelves at the time of opening
  • Keeping up to date with sign posters in the Kitchen
  • Keeping the shop floor and all surfaces clean and meeting food hygiene quality consistently
  • Serve customers efficiently and sell food products on the till
  • Cash and card handling on till
  • Maintain stock control in shop and keep record of food expiry dates etc.
  • Helping in the kitchen when needed

Core Competencies:

  • Highly self-motivated, professional and capable of managing their service load and prioritising tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • positive, friendly, and passionate about making our guests happy
  • Customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ethical conduct
  • Analysis and problem-solving ability
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility
  • understand and practice food safety procedures.
  • Ability to complete repetitive motions throughout designated shift

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 22nd September.

Contact – hr@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Housekeeper

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for General Housekeeper to join our robust, dynamic and growing team.

Key responsibilities include

  • To maintain the food hygiene cleanliness standard in the kitchen
  • Clean all appliances on regular weekly basis and/or whenever required in the shop kitchen and in the stable kitchen
  • Keep the kitchen area tidy and help keeping the kitchen store clean and tidy
  • To clean pots and all surfaces
  • To maintain the schedule of cleaning all appliances and work surfaces
  • Maintain food hygiene at all times
  • Help in keeping the shop floor and all surfaces clean and meeting food hygiene quality consistently
  • To help shop team in smooth running of the kitchen
  • Helping in the kitchen when needed
  • To help in taking deliveries and putting it away where needed

Core Competencies:

    • Experience in cleaning
    • working within the principles of basic food hygiene and good house keeping
    • Hard working and ability to carry out physical work
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Have a positive can-do attitude
    • Have a desire to complete work to high-quality

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 22nd September.

Contact – hr@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Maintenance Engineer

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for a Maintenance person to join us to assist in the day-to-day maintenance and repair of the temple and its properties.

Key responsibilities include

  • Maintaining and ensuring upkeep of temple and temple properties.
  • Respond to maintenance emergencies swiftly.
  • Make small repairs as needed, sometimes improvising solutions
  • Plan and undertake scheduled maintenance
  • Diagnosing faults
  • Obtaining spares parts
  • Be on duty at all festivals

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Experience of using hand and electrical tools.
  • Knowledge of tiling and carpentry
  • Ability to read technical manuals and drawings
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Physical stamina and dexterity

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 4th September.

Contact – vrindarika@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: BMF Secretary

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for a secretary to join us to assist in the day today Secretarial administration and office related functioning of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Foundation.

Key responsibilities include

  • Attending the BMF Phone exchange
  • Deal with BMF related mails/emails
  • Supervise proper recording of all donations received and donations related to major projects at Bhaktivedanta Manor
  • Producing regular reports relating to Patrons, Sevaks and other major projects
  • Dealing with life membership enquiries and all life membership related administration i.e., Patrons’ missing payments/cancellation, adjustments, making and renewal of Life Membership Passports, etc.
  • Booking of accommodation for Patrons and close contacts visiting abroad mainly in India
  • Assisting with Gift Aid claims.
  • Assisting with Inland Revenue Audits.
  • Actively involved in all major festivals conducted by Bhaktivedanta Manor.
  • Sending out birthday cards/ Prasad on a regular basis
  • Managing Nitya Seva/ sending Nityaseva reminders
  • Managing office, cleanliness, ordering of printing of office related stationeries i.e., letterhead, complimentary slips, receipt books, etc.

Core Competencies:

  • Experience in Secretarial and other PA career.
  • Has good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Database system.  
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Trustworthy and willing to dedicate time when needed.
  • Friendly in nature as will be working with volunteers and meeting a variety of people.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting
  • General Touch typing and IT skills
  • Knowledge in Gujrati and Hindi will be a bonus

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 20 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 4th September.

Contact – vrindarika@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Gardener

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for a Gardener to join us to assist in the day today maintenance of the gardens.

Key responsibilities include

  • Look after flowers, Flower beds, plants, shrubs, and hedges around manor building, and other manor properties.
  • Growing flowers for Deities and looking after polytunnel.
  • Look after animal around manor buildings.
  • Make compost for gardens and maintain the gardens to a high standard.

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of gardening techniques
  • Knowledge of plant and flower care techniques
  • Ability to use professional mowing, trimming and pruning equipment
  • Strong manual skills
  • Precision and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Health and physical fitness
  • Flexibility

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 4th September.

Contact – vrindarika@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Deity Cook

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Post Filled

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for an individual too help cook for the pleasure of our deities full time.

Key responsibilities include

  • Cooking various offerings to a high standard

Core Competencies:

  • Attention to detail,
  • Should be able to cook multiple items together.
  • Ability to work in a team,
  • Should have knowledge of Indian style cooking & experience of deity standard cooking

Qualification & Eligibility:

  • Should be a 2nd initiated practising Vaishnava

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 16th July.

Contact – vrindarika@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Catering Manager

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for a Catering Manager  to oversee the day to day operations of all the different kitchens which are serving our vast community. 

Key responsibilities include

  • Coordinating All the different Kitchens
  • Providing Prasadam meals for all Visitors & Residents
  • Catering for private events, weddings, café and take away.
  • Overseeing / ordering groceries & other items
  • Overseeing Food Hygiene Standards & Health & safety
  • Managing Personnel

Core Competencies:

  • Attention to detail,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work in a team,
  • Commitment to meet targets and deadlines,
  • Should have expert knowledge of industrial kitchen and restaurant management.
  • Should be a an initiated practising Vaishnava

Qualification & Eligibility:

  • Minimum 5yrs work experience
    • desirable in in an ISKCON setting
  • Food Safety Qualifications
  • Should have expert knowledge of industrial kitchen and restaurant management.

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 31st August.

Contact – pradeep@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Part Time Management Accountant

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Post filled

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are  looking for a part time Management Accountant to join us to assist in the managerial and operational decision-making tasks by providing appropriate financial information and undertaking related accounts administration.

Key responsibilities include

  • Prepare annual budgets & reports,
  • Prepare periodic financial statements & commentaries,
  • Assist in the annual financial audit,
  • Monthly actual v budget reports and commentaries,
  • Reconcile bank accounts and other nominal ledger accounts periodically,
  • Audit existing internal accounts procedures,
  • Initiate and implement accounting procedures for new revenue streams & epos systems,
  • Prepare and file periodic VAT returns,
  • Consolidate Inter Company and Intra Centre accounts,
  • Guide accounting technicians

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 2-3 days a week, 0900-17:00

Core Competencies:

  • High aptitude in numeracy and analytical tasks,
  • Attention to detail,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work in a team,
  • Commitment to meet targets and deadlines,
  • Sound business knowledge,
  • Demonstratable advanced knowledge of Microsoft software and in particular Microsoft Excel,
  • Experience of Sage 50 accounting software and IRIS payroll software or similar.
  • Qualification & Eligibility:
  • Minimum 3yrs work experience,
  • CIMA/ACCA qualified. (Would consider part qualified if experienced),
  • Desirable though not essential, experience of working in the charity sector,
  • Desirable though not essential – Experience and understanding of Vaishnava Hinduism and willing to abide by Vaishnava Hindu practices in the workplace.

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 30th July.

Contact – pradeep@krishnatemple.com

Vacancy: Milker / Farm Assistant

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor’s New Gokul Farm we are  looking for a Milker / Farm Assistant to join us

Key responsibilities include

  • Milking the cows twice a day (including weekends)
  • Ensuring the cows are fed and watered sufficiently
  • Cleaning the goshala milking areas and equipment
  • Maintaining Milk records
  • Be seen by visitors during the milking process as the milking area is a central part of the farm

Applicants should be able to rise early and work without supervision. Punctuality is essential. Persons who have had experience in some land-based work would be preferred, however, training will be given and so the post is open to those without any previous experience. As the post requires the handling of farm materials and milking cows good health will be required. Our cows are hand-milked and this should be borne in mind by the applicants.

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 4th July.

Contact – pradeep@krishnatemple.com