Experienced Restaurant Runner Required for the Aston Villa Football Club Season 2024/2025

Rate:£12 per hour

Constellation Platinum is looking for experienced restaurant runners to support and grow our exclusive front of house teams in Birmingham. We are looking for a knowledgeable, confident candidate who has enthusiasm for hospitality and would like to expand their skill set and accelerate their vocation.

Constellation Platinum is a brand within the Compass Group that provides a front of house team to selected premium restaurants & suites in flagship London venues. We operate differently from others as you can choose the frequency that you work, meaning you have control over your schedule. We offer VIP roles ranging from 10 to 40+ hours per week, this can be altered at any time making the role perfect for those who are looking for flexibility.

As a part of the Platinum team, you will be encouraged to expand your skill in food knowledge, drinks service and guest relations through our onsite masterclasses.

Working Hours

We are looking to hire an experienced restaurant runners to work in one of our fine dining restaurants at Aston Villa Football Club for the season 24/25.

You must be able to commit to 90% of the games to qualify for this role.

However, in this flexible and active role, you can pick and choose your other shifts as you please across our portfolio.

Role responsibilities

Main responsibilities include:

· Basic waiting experience for min 1 year

· Knowledge of the basic steps of service

· Understands restaurant terminology, eg: covers, mains away etc

· Ability to carry two plates

· Handle glass ware and crockery correctly when serving

· Confident to explain menu dishes to guests.

· Understands the additional work that needs to be completed in the kitchen – eg: polishing, tidying, organising cutlery

· Understanding of allergens and the processes and procedures

· Happy and willing to jump into any job role to help out

· Would like to progress in fine dining and is using this as starting point


· Engaging, flexible and friendly in manner

· Able to communicate effectively with all our customers, clients and colleagues

· Have a genuine passion for food and beverage

· Confidence when meeting and interacting with guests

· Be organised with effective time management

· Excellent teamwork skills and a proactive, can do attitude

· Ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment

· Ability to think on your feet

· Comfortable to walk & stand during majority of shift


- Over 18’s only

- Able to commit to 90% of the match days for the season 24/25

- The ability to remain calm and collected when busy

- Confidence to interact and build relationships with teammates & guests

Why should you work with us?

- Great opportunity to be part of the match-day buzz and work in a fast-paced environment

- Competitive pay, paid weekly

- Be part of a great, supportive team

- Gain some great transferable skills and work experience

- Receive full training in Health & Safety, Hygiene, Manual Handling that are recognised industry-wide.

- Access to Health & Wellbeing Support Programmes, including our Employee Assistance Programme.

Once you have applied using our short application form our recruitment team will evaluate your application and be in touch via email. If successful, you could be a part of our VIP team within a few days!