Deputy Catering Manager

Job Title: Deputy Catering Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brentwood
Salary: Up to £28,000 depending on experience
Start Date: 2019-07-15 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/19/RF3300/CB
Contact Name: Chloe Bromley
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 15, 2019 16:09

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Deputy Catering Manager to manage the delivery of catering services for an Independent School. This is a high profile Independent School contract and will therefore provide you with the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills and develop within a growing business.

We require a ‘hands on’ team player to give focus to daily service delivery and the set-up of functions and events.

This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your catering career in a prestigious environment.


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.

Main responsibilities

• Efficient management of daily catering services, ensuring high standards of quality and customer service
• Effectively supervise the catering team to deliver an outstanding service to client, customers and students
• Control and monitor the financial performance of the unit and maintain costs within pre-budgeted targets
• Manage and assist Sodexo’s food management system to ensure all food is prepared fresh and to a high standard as per service level agreement, Company policy and current legislation
• 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

Ideal candidate

• Previous experience in an assisting catering management role, with exposure to prestigious services and hospitality
• Experience of supervising a team within a catering environment
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Good financial awareness
• Good administrative skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Good Knowledge of Health & Safety, Food Hygiene (including HACCP) and Food Preparation at level 3 or working towards

About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the 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.
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.
Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.