Skip to content
Working at Sodexo - engineer fixing large machinery

Our vacancies

Search Jobs  

Catering Manager

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

Job Introduction

  • Salary around £30,000, depending on experience.
  • Eligible for flexible benefits.
  • Permanent fulltime contract.
  • Working 5 days out of 7, with weekend work (typically one weekend every three weeks).
  • Rotas issued 1 month in advance.
  • Please view our attached benefits guide to see everything we have to offer.


Your Role as Catering Manager

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our team as Catering Manager at one of our Government Defence contracts which delivers catering, retail and leisure facilities to the Armed Forces. As a key member of our organisation, you will play a pivotal role in delivering excellence in food and catering services while representing Sodexo’s values. 

As a catering manager your role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities critical to our site’s success. You'll continually enhance your skills, maintain strong client relationships, and actively participate in team meetings. You will strive for quality in everything that you do whilst also handling customer feedback promptly and effectively. Your commitment to exemplary standards extends to caring for equipment and ensuring measures are in place for health and safety regulations. You will be responsible for managing costs within budgetary constraints and ensuring accurate pricing. Collaboration with other department managers is key to planning and executing service activities efficiently.

Your focus on service excellence will ensure the operation's smooth functioning and contribute to its growth and success.

Please see the attached job description for a more detailed list of the main responsibilities.


The Ideal Candidate


  • Relevant management/catering experience
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role within the service industry at a comparable level.
  • Have one or equivalent of the following qualifications: BSC (Catering), MHCIM, HND, City and Guilds 706/1 and 2, NVQ level 2 and 3, and an intermediate level food safety certificate.
  • Strong numerical and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of health & safety and food safety regulations.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).


  • IOSH and CIEH qualifications or equivalent.
  • Proven track record of managing client relationships.
  • Experience in leading, managing, and developing teams.
  • Previous experience in a military environment and/or PAYD experience.

Whilst the ideal candidate would fit into the above points, we would implore applicants with the relevant transferrable skills to apply for this role, as you may still be a great fit!


Why Join Us?

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services.

We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings bellow you consent to this. Read more about cookies.