Café Supervisor | Great Escape Café

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.


Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.


The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Are you an experienced Hospitality Supervisor ready for a new and exciting challenge? We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable café supervisor to lead the way!

Christchurch Hospital is the home of a variety of cafés; one of them being the Great Escape Café which is located on the top floor of the main public hospital and is the largest café in the hospital. This café is the central hub for both clinical and administrative staff to come and purchase meals, drinks and coffees during their working hours, as well as catering to the important guests and patients visiting the hospital.

As cafe supervisor you will lead by example, inspiring and motivating the café team to deliver high quality café service. You will be responsible for managing and controlling site costs, maintaining operational standards including the food control plan, health and safety and support staff to understand and comply with policy and procedures. Experience leading a busy and vibrant team and a flexible and an approachable leadership style will see you quickly succeed in this role.

The must haves for the role:

  • Proven operational experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated ability understand and manage budgets and food costs and stock management
  • Proven experience effectively manage a team of people  
  • Exceptional communication skills and great customer service skills essential

We are passionate about our people, and aim to build an environment that fosters a positive team culture, great ideas and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Our focus is on providing our customers with quality food and beverages and of course delivering top notch customer service to all!

This is a permanent, part-time position working 32 hours per week Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30am – 8pm. There is the possibility of extra hours on a Sunday for the right person.

If you are up for this new and exciting challenge, are able to work well under pressure and have exceptional communication skills then please apply today!


Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Recruitment Specialist, Anna Canning on


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 



Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 234633

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply now!