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Assistant Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you an experienced catering professional with exceptional team management skills? If so – we may just have the role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Manager to join the management team at Hurstpierpoint College. You will lead a busy and high profile dining and hospitality operation for this prestigious Independent Boarding School. Catering services range from the daily student feeding of breakfast, lunches and dinners to fine dining events, BBQ’s, sport’s tea’s, al-fresco dining and street food evenings.

This position will suit an ambitious manager with a passion for innovation, who is skilled in food delivery, hospitality and events. We are looking for a passionate individual who is ‘hands on’ with a keen eye for detail.

Please note this role is primarily Monday - Friday, however includes working 1 Saturday in 3.
Paid overtime functions are also available in addition.


Role Responsibility

  • Support the Business Manager, Deputy Manager and Executive Head Chef in the day to day running of the catering and hospitality department
  • Lead the catering team to provide an efficient, 5 star service providing any training and coaching as required
  • Ensure that we deliver a high quality and well organised services and that all food is prepared to a high standard as per service level agreement, Company policy and current legislation
  • Adopt a high profile front of house, hands on approach at service times
  • Establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with individuals at all levels within the Company and the Client organisation
  • Implement and maintain the Statutory and Company standards of hygiene, health and safety and take any action as is necessary within the catering department

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience in high end hospitality and events management, ideally obtained from a hotel, events or prestigious environment
  • Passion for delivering great food and service
  • Experience of leading and developing a team within a catering and events environment
  • Good financial awareness and strong management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and customer focus
  • Proactive and highly organised with a great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Food Hygiene and Health & Safety

Package Description

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for our employees, Sodexo offers a Flexible Benefits Scheme, allowing you to tailor a reward package to suit your needs but includes a technology scheme, private dental insurance, travel insurance, gym membership, Gourmet card, private medical insurance and the ability to purchase or sell annual leave. We also have a Sodexo Discount scheme, which offers employees and their friends and family the opportunity to benefit from over 1,200 discounts from top retailers both online and in-store.

About the Company

In 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.



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