General Manager - Operations

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£34,000 to £39,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£34000 - £39000
Job Ref:

Are you a motivational and inspiring leader with a passion for great hospitality and truly memorable events? If yes, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

Sodexo are looking for an experienced General Manager - Operations to lead catering and hospitality operations at Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Reporting to the Catering Services Director, you’ll maintain a great relationship with your client and lead your team to deliver incredible events throughout the year, whilst keeping on top of finance, compliance and other tasks that come with running a large venue. We are looking for someone who can provide direction and expertise to the team, driving standards and employee engagement to ensure a highly effective operation.

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

Job Description£34,000 - £39,000 + 10% bonus + benefits
Main Responsibilities
Deliver market-leading event experiences
Build and nurture working relationships with sales, finance and culinary teams
Work strategically with the leadership team to drive growth in the venue
Drive profitability of the business
Lead, develop, manage and motivate a high performing team
Deputise for the Catering Services Director as necessary
Identify opportunities to drive efficiencies and maximise operating profit whilst maintaining a high standard of service

The Ideal CandidateEssential

Proven track record in operational management in a similar environment
Ability to interpret and utilise financial and commercial information
Great communication skills
Attention to detail & accuracy
Ability to work on own initiative & to be proactive
Resilient, determined and able to work flexibly and proactively
Relationship building with colleagues from site level to senior management


IOSH managing safely qualification
CIEH Level 3 qualification

About The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, 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.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

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: Ryan Candy

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