The Royal Irish Yacht Club is seeking applications for the position of Catering Manager.  Full Job description available on request

Send your cv to or call Padraig McCarthy at 087 6643360


We are seeking an experienced hospitality professional with the management and personal skills to oversee the smooth and efficient F&B operations of the club.


  • Ideally a graduate with a recognized hospitality degree/diploma from an appropriate third level college


  • Minimum of four years’ experience as Catering Manager or equivalent role in a high-end venue/hotel (4/5-star property)
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise of the complete event management cycle
  • Proven track record of successfully managing budgets and targets
  • Proven people manager with demonstrable training and motivational skills
  • Operating in a management role within a standard driven environment


  • Excellent written and oral English skills
  • Excellent Planning/ Organisational/Presentation/Communication skills
  • Committed to operating to the highest standards and with an ability to persuade the team to ‘buy in’ fully to that commitment
  • Capable of prioritising and organising work assignments and of delegating effectively
  • Able to lead and motivate staff and maintain a cohesive team
  • A clear thinker, able to analyse and resolve problems while exercising good judgment
  • An attention to detail with an ability to see the bigger picture
  • Calm and courteous always but particularly so when dealing with demanding/difficult guests and/or situations
  • Fair and reasonable but able to take firm action when the situation demands
  • Able to work under pressure without compromising standards
  • Capable of earning and keeping the trust of co-workers and guests
  • A true professional in style and substance


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