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Back of House Operative

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Job Introduction

We’re experience makers. 

And food fanatics. And we’re hiring. 

Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring personality, your background and your desire for delighting others. In return we’ll give you all you need to thrive. 

Because at Sodexo Live! We’re so much more. 

Be part of something greater. 

At Sodexo, we create a vibrant, warm welcoming atmosphere where we place our customers at the heart of everything we do. We believe that venues and events don’t just bring people together, they create exceptional moments and lasting memories!

We are looking for a Back of House Operative to join us at Newcastle United Football Club.

A few things about you 

Our Back of House team is at the heart of everything we do, so it’s important that fantastic customer service is always at the forefront! If you are a friendly, and approachable individual with great communication skills, this would be the perfect role for you! 

Sodexo embeds a strong Safety culture in everything we do. There will be company procedures to follow alongside our hygiene and Health and Safety practises, so it is vital that you'll champion this.

Role Responsibility

  • Setting up function suites, bars and kiosks as per function sheet and providing all necessary mis-en-place in the most efficient and productive way setting as far ahead as is practicable and accommodating changes as necessary.
  • To ensure that all areas of the facility are maintained to an exceptional standard of cleanliness and appearance.
  • To ensure that customer requirements and satisfaction are met throughout the day and good customer relations prevail at all times.
  • Ensuring all crockery, cutlery and glassware is polished
  • Clearing store rooms, function rooms, bars and kiosks of all equipment once the room is completed.
  • To make use of quiet periods during the day to ensure the necessary preparation is done for the following day.
  • Ensuring the safe and secure storage of equipment and stock.
  • Ensure that deliveries are collected in a timely manner and re-distributed to the relevant place
  • Ability to work front of house within meetings and events encompassing both front of house and back of house roles including but not limited to setting rooms, laying up, polishing and serving both food and beverages.
  • To ensure that you are entirely customer focused and ensure that excellent customer service is delivered at all times.




The Ideal Candidate

Experience of working within a large operation with high volume meetings and events and match day operations

Package Description

  • 40 hours per week
  • £12.00 per hour
  • 5 days out of 7 per week
  • Many employee benefits, rewards and recognition.

About the Company

Sodexo Live!
We’re Experience Makers. 
And go-getters, fanatic foodies, and community pillars. 

At Sodexo Live! build a career where ‘everyday’ is anything but normal. Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring personality, your background, and your desire for delighting others. In return we’ll give you all you need to thrive.

We Belong to a team that feels like family, ACT with purpose and be inclusive, Thrive in our career, while able to Be Live in the moment creating exceptional memories. 
After giving it all, you’ll return home knowing that you’ve played your part in creating a truly unforgettable moment. 
Because at Sodexo Live! we’re so much more.

 Be part of something greater

Why choose Sodexo Live! – 

At Sodexo Live! we believe in making every moment count, for the guests we serve and for our team members. We take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet, making every event a positive story worth telling. Whether at high-profile sports venues, cultural destinations, corporate events or once-in-a-lifetime social functions, you won’t just craft the moment… you’ll be immersed in the action. As part of the Sodexo Live! team, you belong to something greater. You bring people together and make a real impact in local communities through the power of shared experiences. You have the opportunity to gain the skills to thrive for a long-term career with a team that is inclusive and always ready to embrace the moment.

Globally Sodexo Live! contributes to the success of events such as Royal Ascot, the Tour de France, the Rugby World Cup and soon the Paris 2024 Games, and showcases exceptional venues such as the Eiffel Tower Restaurants, Bateaux Parisiens, Yachts de Paris, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Hard Rock Stadium, the Scottish National Gallery, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. 

Other venues in the UK include Bateaux London, Fulham FC, the ACC Liverpool, and Edinburgh’s magnificent Signet Library.

Sodexo Live! is part of Sodexo which provides catering, facilities management, employee benefits and personal home services to 100 million consumers daily in 56 countries. At Sodexo we believe in the difference a day makes. That’s why we are proud to focus on people’s essential needs: we see them as key to improve the quality of life. We know that by focusing on the tangible, the real, the concrete improvements, day after day, for millions of people, we have a big impact not only on individuals but also on society and the planet. We believe it all starts with the everyday.

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