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Front of House Manager

Job Introduction


The expectations of today’s service personnel are distinct from those of previous generations. Only by understanding the individuals across the whole force can we design services to serve them effectively.

Sodexo delivers a wide range of Catering and Food services to meet the unique and varied needs of the whole force. Our facilities Management expertise keeps our sites running smoothly, while our Property Services ensure that client infrastructure and equipment is well cared for.

We are now seeking an organised and conscientious Front of House Manager to oversee the operational running of all functions in the Officers Mess which serves as a social hub and dining facility for service members at RAF Benson.

This is a small operation that prepares and serves up to 20 covers per sitting per day from a pre-set rolling menu 365 days per year.

With proven experience in catering, hotel or hospitality management you will put people and customer service at the heart of everything you do. The Mess is more than an eatery for our forces it’s home.

You will have direct management responsibility, but your wider team will encompass all the onsite catering, front of house, bar and cleaning staff.

You will have high standards and the proven experience to lead by example with credibility and conducting yourself with integrity at all times in line with the expectation of the Military Personnel based upon site.

Though this role will be Monday to Friday there is an expectation to work out of hours to cater for functions as and when necessary, which you will be paid overtime for.
For full details please see the job description.

Package Description

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:

  • Flexible and dynamic work environment
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied
  • Health and wellbeing incentives
  • Reward and Recognition schemes 
  • Flexible working considered
  • Volunteering days 
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Assurance 
  • Free parking on site
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.

All offers are subject to full security clearance checks 

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!

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