Catering Manager - Salford

  • Job Reference: compass/87350001/52441348/BU
  • Date Posted: 9 November 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Salford
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £30000 Per Annum
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

To organise and manage the food across campus in accordance with and to the standards required by Compass Group UK & Ireland, the contract specification and statutory Regulations. To be responsible for the overall efficient and effective management of the restaurants, mobile pop ups and hospitality under their control providing a quality service. Working closely with the head Chef  will be responsible for the presentation and  service of all food across campus to the agreed standards and specification. To ensure the efficient and economic use is made of all resources, including stock, team members and company assets.

What we'll give:
  • £30,000.00 per annum depending on experience
  • A fast paced environment feeding students across campus
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
More about the role:
  • This is a full time role and not term time only
  • We operate 16 outlets across campus between 7am and 10pm 7 days a week
  • Understand and deliver all contractual terms
  • Communicate regularly with ops manager and head chef
  • Attend weekly Team meetings reporting on successes, improvements and challenges in your areas of responsibility
  • Action plans are completed following client satisfaction surveys
  • Promote the unit and act as a Compass Advocate at all time
  • Ensure all client hospitality is booked in, delivered /served to the correct standard , charged correctly, cleared on time, and look to up sell to increase revenue
  • This is a full time role and not term time only
  • We operate 16 outlets across campus between 7am and 10pm 7 days a week
  • Ensure all company promotions are correctly implemented (where applicable) 
  • Ensure all products are correctly priced in line with Price it' or in line with client specifications 
  • Identify any additional opportunities and discuss with line manager
  • Action plans are completed following consumers satisfaction surveys
  • Ensure all food areas are adequately stocked at all times
  • Ensure all customer requirements are delivered in line with the expectation 
  • Control food sales via the App/Kiosk and counter services
Who you are:


  • Good Chef skills 
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with food
  • People Management
  • Communication
  • Results Orientation
  • Holding others accountable
  • Understanding Customers
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the business. Although predominantly Mon-Fri we do have some weekend and evening requirements.
  • An experienced manager who knows about great food and service 
  • A team player who, alongside the Head chef and retail manager will manage campus
  • Proven experience in managing successful teams in a similar environment
  • NVQ Level 1 & 2 or City & Guilds 706/1 and 2
  • Basic Food Hygiene certificate
  • Experience of leading and managing a small team of people
  • Minimum 2 years catering experience
  • Excellent financial acumen
  • I.T literate


Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

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.  

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.