Graduate Hospitality & Events Opportunity

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £20,000 + Competitive
Job Ref:

We have an excellent opportunity for someone to join the Sodexo team at Ascot; we are looking to recruit a Staffing Administrator to join the HR team on site. Ascot Racecourse is synonymous with quality, excellence and a memorable customer experience, few sporting venues in the world can match the history or prestige of Ascot. This role will provide administration support to the staffing and training teams on site, who recruit and train the casual hospitality staff at Ascot; it’s an excellent opportunity for someone to start their career within the exciting world of hospitality and events.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure

Main responsibilitiesYou will be responsible for managing accommodation, transport, uniform and expenses for newly recruited staff, ensuring people have places to stay during long events like Royal Ascot and have the correct uniforms for the area they are working in. Communicating these details prior to events will be your responsibility. You will work with the Senior Staffing Coordinators on costs/budgets of recruitment ensuring staffing costs meet expected budgets, you will also be checking staff are paid correctly and helping to ensure the correct levels of casual staff are working for race days and events. You will be required to be present on race days and key events, including Royal Ascot where the hours are long but the rewards are amazing. The role is a mixture of office work and operational, you will be hands on during race days and events, checking in staff, issuing relevant paperwork and liaising with the kitchen to order staff lunches. In addition you will support the Senior Staffing Coordinators to attract and recruit casual staff via recruitment fairs, universities and networking events. This is a demanding role due to long hours during event season however is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of our most high profile Clients.
Ideal candidate
Enthusiastic about the events/hospitality industry
Flexible to work weekends/long hours during peak times – ideally evidence of this in previous roles.
Good attention to detail and highly organised.

About the companyOur mission is improve the quality of life of Sodexo employees and all those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which we operate. We work to improve the well-being of people across the globe through our unique range of expert services and the talent of our teams. As one of the world’s largest employers and a
company of “people at the service of other people,” we are committed to being an employer of choice – providing jobs for our people, as well as training and opportunities for internal promotion to help our employees move up the career ladder.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Ruth Mullin

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