Assistant Manager (Catering & Hospitality)

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£24,000 - £26,000
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Passionate about service excellence? A fantastic opportunity has become available for an Assistant Manager to support the delivery of catering services within a prestigious independent school environment. With a good knowledge of contract catering, a passion for 5 star service and customer experience, this is a great opportunity to showcase your talent, managerial skills and develop within a growing business.

This role will have flexible and varied responsibilities, but will fundamentally work alongside 3 Assistant Managers to lead front of house services, core feeding and hospitality as well as designated projects.

To find out more about our Independent Schools business visit:


Main responsibilities
Support the core feeding operation, including breakfast, lunch and front of house services
Support the delivery of hospitality services including functions, events and fine dining dinners.
Supervise teams to provide an efficient, 5 star services providing any training and coaching as required
Provide support to the General Services Manager, ensuring consistent service levels are delivered daily as per customer and client requirements
Adopt a customer focussed, hands on approach during service times.
Lead the organisation of high profile functions and events, some of which may occur outside of normal working hours.
Establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with individuals at all levels within the Company and the Client organisation.
Control and monitor the financial performance of the unit with the input of the General Services Manager and to maintain costs within pre-budgeted targets.
Implement and maintain the Statutory and Company standards of hygiene, health and safety and take any action as is necessary within the catering department.

Ideal candidate
Previous catering and hospitality experience, ideally obtained from a contract catering, school or equivalent environment
Experience of supervising teams to deliver a great service
Demonstrable background and knowledge of delivering high end services and food
Excellent customer service skills
Good standard of financial acumen
Flexible to manage events and functions outside of normal working hours

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.


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Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Lucy Nicholls

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