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Hospitality Manager Job

Location UK, South East England, Middlesex
Sector Corporate Catering, Hospitality & Staffing
Job Role F&B Manager
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £30,000 - £35,000 GPA
Job Number  87417
Created 10 September 2021


One of our clients - one of the UK's most prestigious schools - is looking for a permanent Hospitality Manager.  The school is situated not far from London and has a beautiful estate and grounds, which the Hospitality Manager can make full use of. During term time, the Catering department produce over 3,000 meals per day, as well as packed meals throughout the year.  Additionally there are events, functions and conferences that take place, as well as food being produced for match days, open days and evenings, staff events and also wedding receptions and external hire.  It's a pretty large operation and the person that takes on this role must be up for this exciting challenge that lies ahead.  There is a cafe, providing hot and cold snacks for the pupils.

The Hospitality Manager will be overseeing the internal and external events, as well as having full management of the hospitality team.  The main headings under which the Hospitality Manager's role will fall are service management, HR management, financial management, 

There are many benefits of working at this school:

  • 30 days holiday per year
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Use of all the schools fitness facilities and subsidised membership that gives access to the swimming pool and Sports Centre 
  • Reduced fee membership to the schools golf club, angling club and tennis club
  • Free meals whilst on duty 

The role includes (this list is not-exhaustive and is subject to change as the role develops):

  • Coordinating and running all aspects of internal events and ensure that the requirements of external events are looked after;
  • operational planning of all events, prior and post follow ups as well;
  • budgeting, financial planning and achieving targets and KPIs that are set; 
  • complying with all food safety and health and safety legislation and staying up to date with the latest changes;
  • working collaboratively with all colleagues, not just in the hospitality team but across the whole school;
  • ensuring that the services provided are customer focused, within budget, inline with service standards;
  • managing the hospitality team and therefore addressing all staffing matters, as well as training and development of staff; 
  • attending and running catering team meetings;
  • holiday cover;
  • assisting with the recruitment of new staff into the team and induction and onboarding of those that are successful;
  • event planning;
  • financial reporting;
  • ordering & stock control;
  • safeguarding of the pupils at all times

You will be:

  • someone who thrives in a busy environment;
  • meticulous at planning events, with a keen eye for detail;
  • highly organised and able to deal with several events at different times;
  • someone who takes pride in their work;
  • experienced in a similar role and come from a hospitality background;
  • strong in financial management skills, able to stick to a budget, and execute thorough and detailed reports;
  • an excellent communicator and be able to get on with people from all walks of life;
  • a good manager and enjoy leading a team;
  • flexible and adaptable and able to work through any changes that may crop up;
  • have good IT skills and be proficient in MS Office;
  • a driver and able to drive the school's vehicles;
  • proactive, positive and have a can-do attitude;
  • looking for a new and exciting challenge and keen to learn more about this role!

*For a more detailed job role, please get in touch*

The successful applicant will undergo an enhanced DBS check

Salary:  £30,000GPA - £35,00GPA

Other benefits/package:  free lunches, school pension scheme, use of the school's sports facilities and subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs

Additional details:  helpful to be a driver with own car

Hours: An average of 40 hours per week, 

Start:  ASAP

Responsible Consultant:  Kelly Bothomley

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