Group Manager

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Catering, Hospitality
£32,658 to £32,658 per annum
Salary Description:
�32,658 per year + benefits
The rpc Group of Companies
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The Company and the Role:
The Company has been around since the early 90's and has become a leading contract caterer in the area of education which accounts for around 90% of their units with the remaining 10% being Business and Industry outlets e.g. staff restaurants etc.
They have achieved consistent growth year after year by keeping the core values upon which the Company was founded.
Their catering teams are skilled in the art of transforming fresh, seasonal ingredients into nutritious home-cooked meals that support healthier lifestyles and enable customers of all ages to perform at their best throughout the day.
They are seeking a Group Manager to manage looking after about 10 to 15 schools, which will be a mix of primary and secondary state schools the South West area of London.
The position is permanent.

Key Features of the Role:
Understand and deliver client and company service standards, both operationally and financially and continually strive to exceed them through a pro-active, responsible and committed approach.
Ensure retention of all schools within the centrally managed contract through customer satisfaction at individual sites.
Utilise your skills as a Group Manager to lead and motivate Area Support team and through them the onsite teams they are responsible for.
You will need your own car and would be paid business mileage rates to travel between sites when on Company business.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
Be an accomplished Contract Catering Manager with previous contract catering experience within the education sector and able to understand and deliver client and company service standards, both operationally and financially and continually strive to exceed them through a pro-active, responsible and committed approach.
Have good knowledge of finances as you will be required to assist in preparation of annual budgets and then achieve and maintain the food costing accordance to the budget.
Must be able to attain a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure or security clearance, cleared barred list check essential and compliance with safeguarding regulations.
COSHH/PPE knowledge.
Have the confidence and skills to plan menus, order food and light equipment in accordance with the company's purchasing policy.
Able to demonstrate that you are a team player and great leader, proven motivator and able to engage with staff and customers.
Ideally practical experience supported by NQV levels 1 - 4 and proven craft and management skills.

What's on Offer?
A basic salary between �32,658 per annum with a bonus earning opportunity.
Excellent training and opportunities for career progression and employee assistance programme.
20 days paid holiday rising to 25 days after 5 years' service plus 8 bank and public holidays.
40 hours a week, Monday - Friday, some weekend working.
Excellent pension scheme.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Group Manager or Contract Catering Manager within the Contract Catering Education sector.
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Contact Details:
The rpc Group of Companies
Tel: 023 8022 4654
Fax: 023 8022 0808
Contact: Mike Stride

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