Conference and Banqueting Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South West
£26,000 to £26,700 per annum
Salary Description:
competitive plus fantastic benefits and service charge
Exclusive Hotels
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This role is instrumental in ensuring that all Conference and Banqueting operations run succesfully and in line with all guest requirements.  A hands on position where you are expected to not only manage the team but also work alongside them, leading by example and demonstrating luxury standards
Package descriptionHospitality is all about people and Exclusive Hotels and Venues are committed to ensuring our people are happy and well rewarded so that in turn, they pass the positivity onto our guests. As well as excellent training, development and progression opportunities, other benefits for successful candidates include;

       Competitive salary
       Management Incentive Plan
       Complimentary meals whilst on duty
       Complimentary car parking
       Discounted room nights across all Exclusive Hotels and Venues
       Discounts on food and beverage across all Exclusive properties

Main responsibilitiesOur successful Conference and Banqueting Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities;

Ensuring Function room set ups are as per function sheet and that our standards are maintained.
Ensure back of house storage areas are well maintained, replenished and in working order.
Attend morning meetings with chefs/head waiters to determine function requirements daily.
Anticipate function needs, respond promptly and create solutions to issues that may arise.
Maintain complete knowledge of HART BEO format in order to determine function requirements and trouble shooting.
To comply with statutory and legal requirements for fire, health and safety, licensing and employment and to check that members of the team are working within these standards
Implementation of ‘standards of procedure’ manual
On going training and development of banqueting team
Advise and support Assistant Manager, Senior Head Waiter, Headwaiters on a daily basis as and when business needs are to be met
Recruitment of full time and casual staff
Appraising and performance management of casual and full time staff
To promote sales awareness positively within the Department and to maximise sales opportunities.
To assist in creating an environment which promotes positive staff morale and encourages employees to have a pride in the area and their skills ensuring maximum efficiency.
Have a sound knowledge of Audio Visual Requirements and provide technical support to guests and training to staff alike.
Evaluate Industry trends and ensure conference needs are redeveloped to satisfy new customer demands.

Ideal candidateOur successful Conference and Banqueting Manager will have…

Strong C&B or F&B service background from within the luxury hotel sector.
Outstanding C&B and F&B knowledge and preferably experience of working with accolades.
Strong communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)
Commercially astute and financially aware
Excellent team leadership skills
Highly organised and efficient approach required with excellent time management
Ability to manage varying needs and prioritising to ensure best business results
Energy, drive and stamina

About the companyExclusive Hotels and Venues is a family owned collection of six individual and characterful country house hotels and venues situated across the south of England. Offering every imaginable leisure, wedding, meeting and training requirement and more they are all situated in beautiful locations, surrounded by acres of stunning countryside and gardens.

Contact Details:
Exclusive Hotels
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Helen Griffin

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