Assistant Manager- Ipswich

03 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Mrs Hannah Bassett
Job Function
Food & Beverage
Contract Type
Full Time

As part of our exciting period of growth and transformation we are currently recruiting for an Assistant Manager to join our hospitality team in Ipswich. You will be based at Ipswich Hospital and will be responsible for overseeing the 3 hospitality units. Predominantly you will be looking after the Costa Store but will be flexible to cover the Deli and Kiosk as per business requirements.

As an Assistant Manager you will be an ambassador for the Costa and Compass brand standards and ensure that the customer is always at the heart of everything we do, but when it comes to creating unbeatable experiences, there's plenty of room to let your personality flow.

Championing the Costa and Compass culture, you'll assist in putting your team, customers and community first and make it your mission to get to know them, understand what makes them tick and perform the little, big and medium-sized acts that leave everyone smiling.

What is on offer?

A highly competitive salary & benefits, a supportive team, a company that embraces new ideas and a training and development culture. You will be encouraged to be the best you can be in this role and given all of the tools and training to step up into a Store Manager role whenever ready.

  • Monday to Friday ( occasional weekends)
  • Salary c. £18-20K DOE
  • 40 hours per week
  • Excellent training and development schemes
  • High street and online retail discounts
  • Up to 55% off cinema tickets
  • Excellent local bus links/local parking
Main responsibilities

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and experienced Assistant Manager to assist in managing a motivated, trained team with the appropriate skills to deliver a profitable store and ensure all budget targets and KPI’s are not just achieved, but exceeded. Ambitious and commercially aware, with the presence and personality to influence the day to day business, you'll maximise your performance as well as the teams in the manager's absence. Leading by example and setting high standards, you'll enhance sales and provide our customers with great service.

As a unit Assistant Manager, you ensure the success of a Costa Store/ deli and kiosk within. In the manager's absence, you will be responsible for the team, across the 7-day operation, to achieve forecasted sales.

Ideal candidate
  • Experience in a retail/food assistant management role
  • Strong people management skills
  • Sound knowledge of Hygiene, Health & Safety is advantageous
  • Standards and quality driven management style
  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery
  • Interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Computer literate
  • A 'Can do' attitude
  • A passionate team leader ethos

If you are a successful Assistant store Manager looking for a bigger store with a clear career path ahead or a successful Assistant Manager/Supervisor looking for a step up then we want to hear from you.

Experience in hospitality is essential for this role however coffee experience is desirable.

For more information about this role or about working for Compass Group in general, please contact Hannah Bassett directly via email