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Commis Chef III 

Reporting to:                 Head of Culinary Arts

 JOB SUMMARY:As a Commis Chef you will be responsible for planning menus and preparing meals while following establishment recipes and will provide exceptional high quality standards in all aspects of food service.  Responsibilities will include preparing food, managing food stations, cleaning the kitchen, and helping the chefs. Work may include operating a grill, oven, or fryer.. 

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepare all pantry food items according to standard recipes, or as otherwise specified by superior, to ensure consistency of service to guests.
  2. Execute special guest requests as required.
  3. Store freshly produced products in accordance with quality and hygiene standards.
  4. Prepare food for special orders, buffet presentation, VIP parties, and other functions as required.
  5. Prepare all food items according to standard recipe and/or as specified on guest check to ensure consistency of products presented to guests.
  6. Prepare daily requisitions for supplies and food items, estimate expected food consumption and organize preparation
  7. Maintain high standards of food quality and appearance while ascertaining cost effective use a Stores all food in containers covered, labeled and dated, using the proper containers to protect against waste and spoilage. Materials/Equipment Handling & Inventory
  8. Keep all refrigeration, storage and working area(s) in clean condition, so as to comply with Health and Hygiene Regulations.
  9. Perform general cleaning tasks, using standard Hotel cleaning products as assigned by superior.
  10. Keeps floors dry and clean at all times to avoid slip/fall accidents
  11. Any other duties that may be assigned by management from time to time.

 Key Skills and Competences

  • Ability to plan and organize workload.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to apply the principles of quantity food production and food safety.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, teachers, the Principal, and co-workers.
  • Ability to accurately count and record food items, inventory, and paper/computerized food production records.
  • Ability to apply principles of quantity food production including batch cooking, safe food handling, and HACCP.

 Education and Experience:

  • 3 years’ experience working with hospitality institutions working as a cook, assistant cook, helper or steward
  • KCSE, “0” level certificate.
  • Formal Culinary Training
  • Previous experience in a team environment and various cooking methods preferred

Head of Research and Innovations

Reporting to:                 Principal

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JOB SUMMARY:

The Head of Research & Innovations – will stimulate and institute the research and enterprise culture. Increasing research and innovation income and the number of high-quality outputs is central to the institution.The role holder is responsible for linking the expertise of academic colleagues with suitable funding opportunities and will provide support to maximize grant applications. The Department has significant links with business and/or public sector bodies and the role holder is expected to support the development of meaningful partnerships to generate research income and collaborations. Part of a team that is required to meet KPIs.Champion the provision of high-quality teaching, research and scholarly activities within the Institute ensuring a stimulating, collegial and well-managed environment. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of the College’s strategy including promoting excellence in the BIHC’s contribution to the Institution’s Research & Knowledge Exchange, Learning & Teaching and Internationalization strategies. 

 The following are the main accountabilities for the job. Other duties, commensurate with the grading of the job, may also be assigned from time to time.

  • Develop strong, supportive relationships with academic colleagues within the Division to enable the matching of funding opportunities and maximize the impact of the promotion of potential funding opportunities for research and business collaboration in line with the BIHC’s ambitions and KPIs
  • Provide pre- and post-award support with the aim of improving the success rate of applications and maximizing outputs. This will include the provision of accurate project costings which adhere to BIHC guidelines, advice and guidance to academic colleagues with respect to draft applications and support for key post-award processes such as liaison with funders and appointment of project funded staff.
  • Engage directly with research funders and businesses (commercial and public sector) in a proactive way, in order to grow the Department and Institution’s external profile and engagement opportunities for the Department and to increase income generation or engagement opportunities.
  • Undertake a range of duties to maintain and develop the Department’s public profile, thereby ensuring that its reputation grows and that stakeholders’ and potential stakeholders’ perception of the Department as a research and enterprise centre of excellence is enhanced
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of and keep abreast of updates within the Department’s areas of expertise and options for funding and collaboration, in order to provide correct and current information to partners and increase engagement.
  • Build and maintain key relationships across the Institution and externally, including with Research & Innovation Services and collaborative partners at other centers, to ensure the efficient operation of research activities.
  • Identify, promote and contribute resources to developing the Institutes research strengths and broader research portfolio. This will include identifying and supporting opportunities for research and programme developments internally, externally and internationally, both within existing funding streams, and where possible, through multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Ensure that the Institute and its members comply with University policies on research quality and conduct and the requirements of all relevant regulatory bodies.9. Organize for conferences and guide the faculty in writing research papers for conferences 10 Any other duties that may be assigned by management from time to time. 

 Key Skills and Competences

  • An understanding and empathy with the research environment of an institution  and the significance of research for the institution, the department, students and the community
  • Experience in supporting research grant administration and/or impact in a higher
  • Education institution or research body; including experience in advising on or writing
  • research bids and supporting/working with academics
  • A demonstrable understanding of the funding system for research both locally & globally.
  • Good understanding of research impact and other research quality measures
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize Workloads, to work accurately under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work independently and exercise initiatives
  • Proven analytical and problem solving capability
  • An ability to read and assimilate complex funder terms and conditions
  • Excellent IT skills including use of databases, with excellent proficiency in use of MS Office (particularly Excel).
  • Willingness to learn and apply new systems and processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills able to communicate effectively with staff at all levels and with external contacts, and with the ability to write reports and to actively support on the writing of research bids/grants
  • Strong interpersonal skills including motivational negotiating, influencing and relationship building, professional and customer focused with the ability to deal professionally with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as co-operatively as part of a team with experience of supervising others
  • Firm commitment to achieving the institution’s vision and values, with a passion for a transformative student experience and multidisciplinary, impactful research
  • Commitment to deliver and promote equality, diversity and inclusivity in the day to day work of the role.
  • Ability to identify, create and articulate a coherent academic vision for the Research Institute.
  • Ability to combine and integrate the skills and expertise of highly motivated staff into multi-disciplinary teams, developing and building upon existing collaborations as well as creating/facilitating new opportunities.

 Education and Experience:

  1. A PhD holder in Hospitality & Tourism Management or related areas/equivalent with at least 4 years’ experience at an institution of higher learning. 2 of which must be at a senior leadership role in academia, preferably hospitality.
  2. Demonstrate continuing professional development
  3. Sound knowledge and understanding of best practice locally and internationally in regards to research, teaching, learning, assessment and quality improvement
  4. Ability to develop and set strategic direction
  5. A deep understanding of, commitment to and involvement in hospitality Industry
  6. Thorough understanding and experience of quality improvement processes in learning institutions
  7. Extensive knowledge in ICT and experience of education, higher Education and the issues and challenges facing the sector.
  8. Ability to motivate academic staff to create, develop and deliver innovative postgraduate taught degree programmes, working closely with Heads of the institution.
  9. Experienced in encouraging and supporting entrepreneurial activity

Lecturer- Rooms Division Management

Reporting to:                 Head of Academic affairs

JOB SUMMARY:

To design, develop and produce learning and teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area while making significant contribution to rooms’ division teaching.  Ensuring efficient and effective delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the College’s strategy, policy and procedures, contributing to activities which influence leading edge practice and may also undertake research activities..

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use of appropriate learning, teaching, support and assessment methods.
  • Supervise students projects and the academic elements of field trips
  • Identify areas where current provision in need of revision or improvement and contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material.
  • Select appropriate assessment instruments and criteria, assess work and progress of students by reference to the criteria and provide constructive feedback to the students.
  • Ensure that module design and delivery comply with quality standards and regulations of the College.
  • Manage projects relating to own area of work, and the organization of external activities such as field trips.
  • Mentor students and advise on personal development
  • Coordinate with colleagues to ensure modules are delivered to the standards required.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by management

Key Skills and Competences

  1. Outstanding Front Office and Housekeeping techniques and interpersonal relationship skills
  2. Capacity to work under extreme pressure
  3. Ability to train students in executing MICROS and other hotel operating systems
  4. Ability to train students on Housekeeping Techniques
  5. Excellent leadership and management skills
  6.  Ability to delegate tasks

Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management/Hospitality Management
  2. Proven experience as a rooms division manager or hotel operations manager
  3. Experience working with hotel operating systems such as MICROS, POS among others
  4. A deep understanding of, commitment to and involvement in hospitality Industry

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