General Manager

Job Title: General Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Knebworth
Salary: Up to £37,000
Start Date: 2019-07-23 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3362/DH
Contact Name: Davina Healey
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 23, 2019 13:06

Job Description

We have an excellent opportunity to join the Sodexo team at Knebworth House, leading the team you will act in partnership with the company to drive your site forward in all areas, delivering quality service to customers and clients, developing people, driving quality whilst ensuring sustainable profits.

Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship and RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

For more information on the company see Careers in Sports and Leisure


Package description

Up to £37,000 depending on experience + bonus + benefits

Main responsibilities

This role involves looking after a £1.5 million contract and managing a team across catering, sales and operations. Driving service standards and maximising the profitability of the business, you will shape the strategy for future business growth, working closely with the Sales Manager to increase revenue and promote the venue. Managing the operation you will lead the team, build relationships with the Client and ensure effective Health & Safety across the venue. This is an autonomous role where you will have the opportunity to make your mark within a marketing leading, global business.

Ideal candidate
  • Proven track record in operational management in a similar environment
  • People management experience
  • Ability to interpret and utilise financial and commercial information
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative within a team environment
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, 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

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.