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P&O Cruises - Head Waiter

Posted: 4 Dec 2019 Closes: 2 Feb 2020
Anywhere, ship-based Competitive
Permanent & Full-time carnival-uk/20191204173046

Our guests choose P&O Cruises for an unforgettable dining experience and to taste sensations from every continent to voyagers all over the globe. P&O Cruises are looking for a Head Waiter, with the ability to identify the opportunity to do extra for guests and consistently achieve the highest level of guest satisfaction. Be part of the team that revolutionises the way people think about cruise holidays!


As Head Waiter, you’ll be responsible for providing exemplary customer service to guests through each and every dining experience, whilst leading and supporting a team within an allocated restaurant.  Working with the Restaurant Manager, through the provision of a smooth and efficient service you will be aiming for guest compliments and smiles!  You will have to anticipate guests’ needs without being directly asked through observation of body language and listening.

Are you a thoughtful team leader who does what you say you will do? Are you someone who can be relied on by your colleagues? Do you use you initiative each day to ensure that you go over and above guests expectations? Are you charismatic and a strong communicator who can deal with our international guests?

P&O Cruises require the following experience:

  • Previous professional waiting experience preferably gained within a 4/5* high volume hotel or restaurant 
  • Experience of managing/supervising large teams within a service environment
  • Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering ideal
  • Competent in the use of most MS Office software
  • Good command of written and spoken English

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. Join us on our journey, apply now.

‘Better together’ is one of P&O’s core values. This means we are working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture. As part of our culture difference is valued and our people can be themselves. We welcome applications from everyone because inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

With new ships on the horizon, we are planning ahead, this means that the role you are applying for is in our Talent Pool. During the recruitment and on boarding process we may not be able to offer an exact start date, but as soon as we do we will let you know and make sure you have plenty of notice and support to get ready for your adventure with us. 

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