Soft Services Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
Kingston Upon Thames
£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£30000 - £35000
Job Ref:

Sodexo are currently recruiting for brand new opportunities in our Corporate Services segment. Sodexo is the 19th largest employer worldwide, operating in 80 countries and employing 427,000 employees worldwide, we are the leader in Quality of Life services. Sodexo is not only a growth company; it is also a people-oriented company that places quality of life of its 100 million consumers at the center of its mission. Join our teams and experience their passion and the unique Sodexo spirit!

Based in a residential training centre (conference centre), this is a great opportunity for an individual to join us that has skill sets covering the following; catering and events, cleaning, housekeeping, front desk, meeting room management, vending and administration.

It is essential for the individual to have an events and hospitality background or ideally Facilities Management based on the skill set required for this role. You would need to be highly communicative, client facing, organised and have management experience. 

You will have accountability for department budgets, and overall responsible for health and safety of our people and site. This site is a 24 hour operation so there may be a requirement to work shift patterns across the week, Monday to Friday between 7:00am and 10:00pm. This role would attract a salary of £30,000 to £35,000 dependant on experience.

If you would like more information to understand what it is like to work for Sodexo and a career in Corporate Services, please follow the link below;

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Main responsibilities
To work with the team developing the service including but not limited to: cleaning regimes, food
Offer, back and front of house service standards
Through the effective use of company documentation and on site SOP (standard operating procedures) ensure that all relevant control procedures are in place to deliver accurate production
Records and effective waste management, these include unit stock, supplier costs and controls, auditing and financial reconciliation
Understand the budget, working to the agreed targets on expenditure, labour hours, sundries, and wastage
Work with the Management Team to identify efficiencies and cost savings through innovative working practices
To be an active member of the management team and support the achievement of the site business objectives and SLA’s

Ideal candidateEssential

Previous experience within an events and hospitality role or similar background
Proven industry experience, acumen and innovations
Management experience
Strongly team focused
Great communication skills, both written and
Health and Safety experience (ideally ISOHH)
IT Literate
High standard of personal hygiene and appearance


Previous experience in multi service site
Knowledge of ROL and E-prophit
Food Safety level 3
First aid

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.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Raj Bahara

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