General Manager - Levy

Expiring today

19 Aug 2019
16 Sep 2019
Mrs Ann Kinsella
Job Function
General Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Epsom Racecourse

We are on the hunt for a proven General Manager seeking a new and challenging opportunity to lead and inspire our team at Jockey Club Catering at Epsom Downs Racecourse, part of Compass Group UK & Irl.

We host some spectacular events including the prestigious and world renowned Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse alongside a year-round calendar of events; Jockey Club Catering and Compass Group is a fantastic place to further develop your career.

Jockey Club Catering, was formed in 2009 to provide outstanding catering, hospitality and customer service to all of The Jockey Club’s racecourses nationwide and has a portfolio of 15 racecourses delivering catering to over 333 race days a year by amazing teams of up to 3,500 employees on an event.

The core function of this role is to lead a team in delivering the race-day and non-race-day experiences for the Jockey Club customers. There is a fixed team of circa 20 heads, supported on event days by up to 80 chefs, 120 managers and up to 1300 front line operational team members. Epsom Racecourse welcomes over 60,000 racing customers each year and 20,000 conference and events customers.

Main responsibilities

  • Overseeing client and contractual relationships in a commercial manner ensuring compliance and company policies are adhered to

  • Driving the service and support to exceed our client's and our customers' expectations

  • Planning and implementing plans to achieve strategic growth of the operation and overall contract delivery

  • Deliver the profit for the business through leading and supporting your team in delivery of their financial targets

Ideal candidate

  • Management experience within Sport and Leisure or similar background preferred

  • Standards and quality driven management style

  • The ability to build and lead effective teams

  • Be self-motivated and show the ability to work in a challenging commercial, customer facing environment

  • Sound knowledge of Hygiene, Health and Safety

  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

  • Standards and quality driven management style

  • Motivated by a passion for quality and great service delivery

  • Computer literacy

  • Financial and commercial acumen

About the company

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. 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.

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