General Manager – Catering & Hospitality

York, North Yorkshire
Competitive Salary dependent on skills and experience
15 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Job Function
General Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

St Peter’s School is looking for an exceptional General Manager to help take the standard of catering at the three schools to new levels. The role also includes overseeing some high-level hospitality. The successful applicant will be a great leader, innovator with very high standards and will be able to communicate at all levels.

St Peter’s has a team of experienced chef’s and all food is prepared fresh at site. The combined annual turnover is in excess of £1.3M per annum.

St Peter’s comprises three schools:

  • St Peter’s School (pupils aged 13 – 18 years)
  • St Olave’s School (pupils aged 8 – 13 years)
  • Clifton School and Nursery (pupils aged 3 – 8 years)

The School is fully co-educational with 1,150 pupils, of whom 130 are full time boarders and 250 are in the Sixth Form. There are over 300 teaching and support staff. It is one of very few schools in the North of England to offer three distinct phases of education, each sharply identified and focused towards the needs of its pupils at each age group and set within an overall context of trust, confidence building, inspiration and opportunity.

Not unlike a hotel, but with more social hours of work, the School provides breakfast, lunch and dinner across the week during term time, together with a wide range of hospitality events for VIPs, visitors and parents. We also cater for a busy summer lets programme and prestigious functions including weddings and corporate dinners, showcasing the School and its extensive facilities, throughout the year.

The successful candidate needs to have a sound knowledge of food and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of success through inspirational leadership and sound business acumen. With substantial current experience in a similar high-profile position in business and industry, a hotel or educational setting, you must be highly motivated, dedicated, lead by example and enjoy working in a busy high pressured environment.

You should be a confident communicator, be IT literate and possess strong organisational skills. You will have experience, and up to date knowledge of the requirements of health & safety and hygiene management.  Previous applicants need not re-apply.

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Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 10.00 a.m.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The post holder will be required to take care to safeguard their own safety and that of others with whom they work and to co-operate with those designated with responsibility for health and safety.

Registered Charity Number: 1141329