Deputy General Manager - Newmarket Racecourses and Huntingdon Racecourse

Location
Newmarket Racecourses and Hunt
Salary
£34,000 - £36,000
Posted
19 Feb 2018
Closes
19 Mar 2018
Ref
compass/TP/119274/38074CB
Contact
Miss Charlotte Bradley
Job Function
General Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Levy Restaurants UK have an excellent opportunity available for a Deputy General Manager within Jockey Club Catering.  This is a diverse role and is integral to the success of our partnership with The Jockey Club. The General Manager will be based at Newmarket Racecourse and will also support Huntingdon Racecourse..

Newmarket Racecourse is the Home of Racing with 39 fantastic race days in 2015. Top Quality Racing, Fantastic Themed Days & Live Music Events. Huntingdon Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Brampton near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England. It hosts 17 jump race meetings spanning nine months of each calendar year.

Package description

£34,000 - £36,000

5 out of 7

Excellent development and progression opportunities

Compass Group UK & Ireland offers excellent career and development opportunities, as an organisation that's proud of its great people, we believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent. That's why we offer a number of courses and qualifications for our talented Managers. For our future stars, we have The Academy and Accelerate programmes which will equip you for a career in Catering Management. For established managers, we have our Evolve programme which will hone your existing skills and add to your managerial capabilities. We’re also Edexcel approved, so you can be sure you are getting the best training available to you. So whether you are a Future Star with big aspirations or an established High Performer with a proven track record - there is a development plan for you. If this isn’t enough, we offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and life assurance, sick pay, and company discounts. And because life isn't only about work, we offer a good annual leave entitlement too.

Main responsibilities

To plan, lead and execute the smooth delivery of race day and C&E operations over 3 racecourses.  Assist the General Manager at Newmarket Racecourses in the running of the business and take responsibility for leading the operation at Huntingdon Racecourse. Take control of the account in terms of costs, ordering, staffing levels and standards.  The Deputy General Manager must lead by example, be energetic and motivate the team, practice good financial controls and deliver operational excellence across all aspects of the business.  The Deputy General Manager must also assist in building and maintaining team, client and customer relations to successfully fill the role.  Be responsible for and lead by example with all aspects of HSE.

Ideal candidate
  • Experience of a similar role within a catering environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Financially aware
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of people
  • Confidence
  • Standards and quality driven hands on management style
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Self started, drive, ambition
  • Ability to work to strict pressured deadlines
  • A “can-do” attitude
  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery
  • Creative in thinking and approach
  • Industry awareness
  • Assertive, calm works well under pressure
About the company

Levy Restaurants UK is the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK& I and British partner to Levy Restaurants US. A hospitality market leader, Levy Restaurants provides individual character to each of its clients including Twickenham Experience, Wimbledon and The O2, through focusing on delicious food, great atmosphere and legendary service.