Catering Manager

23000 to 27000
14 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Ms Andrea Simon
Job Function
Catering Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a great opportunity for a talented, enthusiastic and experienced  catering manager to be manage the front of house, with the assistance of a motivated and experienced team at Coventry University.   Ambitious and commercially aware, with the presence and personality to influence the day-to-day business, you'll maximise the performance of your team. Leading by example and setting high standards, you'll enhance sales and provide our customers with great service.  We are seeking someone that has experience working in a high volume environment, preferably have managed a multi-site unit.  

Package description

Salary from £23000 - £27000 per annum

Mainly Mon - Fri, 40 hour per week, will need to be flexible as we cater for some functions on weekends

Easy access by public transport

Meals on duty

Opportunity to join the Compass pension and share scheme

Great opportunity to progress within the largest contract catering company in the world

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

Main responsibilities
  • Managing a team of up to 12 staff per shift
  • Responsible for all the financial aspects of the business
  • Overseeing  the front of house, making sure that we offer the best service and quality of food for our students and client
  • Training, keeping all personal/training files up to date
  • Motivating staff and getting the best out of your team
  • Build an excellent relationship with the client
  • Adhering the H&S regulations
  • Will be reporting to the General Manager
  • Fully responsible for the P&L accounts
  • Will also be responsible for the hospitality side of the business
  • Ensure all customer requirements are delivered in line with the expectation
Ideal candidate


  • Experience in managing  a large site,  preferably from an education sector or sport and leisure, but not essential
  • Have experience managing a multi site unit
  • Sound knowledge of Hygiene, Health and Safety
  • Standards and quality driven management style
  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery
  • Interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent understanding of P&L accounts
  • Strong leader
  • Good management skills
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • A 'Can do' attitude

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