Catering Manager

  • Job Reference: SDX/TP/RF5586/CS
  • Date Posted: 17 February 2021
  • Employer: Sodexo
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  • Location: Londonderry
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Sodexo's Corporate Services Segment have a fantastic opportunity for a Catering Manager with a great passion for food and strong leadership skills to join our multinational insurance Client.

In this fast paced and exciting role you will deliver service excellence, have good personal management skills and be able to build and maintain a strong client relationship.

You will have experience in Catering/Kitchen management and have developed an innovative food offer in your current or previous role.

You will be based at our Client's new site in Londonderry with an expected start date of early - Mid April 2021 working Monday to Friday between 7am - 3pm but flexibility required depending on business needs.


Main Responsibilities
  • To oversee delivery and develop the food offer in all areas of the business
  • To deliver through the team new menus which demonstrate flair and innovation.
  • To ensure the prompt and efficient preparation and service in all food areas.
  • To ensure that the budget is met and exceeded and that all company audits & documentation are attained to the required standard.
  • Provide the most cost effective catering service that offers the users quality and choice.
  • Continually propose initiatives that deliver best value to the customer.
  • Promote healthy eating, well being and employee satisfaction.

**Full job description below**

The Ideal Candidate


  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Experience of developing an innovative food offer to meet client and customer needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and staff at all levels
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to achieve and set standards and operate to performance criteria, with particular regard to hygiene
  • Positive approach to learning in role and identifying own training needs as appropriate
  • Self-motivated
  • Sense of own initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to role
  • CIEH Level 3 Food Safety qualification/706 Level 1 and 2 min
  • IOSH Managing Safety qualification


  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of delivering training using company guidelines
  • Computer literacy
  • Good standard of financial acumen
  • Ability to develop increasing individual effectiveness through leadership, motivation, communication, coaching and training
About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.