Conference & Banqueting Assistant Manager

Job Description

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes

Are you a passionate and experienced professional in the hospitality industry? Do you excel in creating memorable experiences for guests and clients? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Join our team as a Conference & Banqueting Assistant Manager 

Responsibilities include, 

As the Conference & Banqueting Assistant Manager you will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Reporting to the Senior C&B Manager and to work closely with the Retail Manager
  • Lead and manage Event team members and a variable team.
  • Hold daily briefings with team to engage them on key messages and encourage discussion
  • To ensure a 5* service is always delivered
  • Compile rotas in line with budget and business needs, making sure that we are not over or under staffed.
  • Training, develop and upskill the team with focus on our bespoke guest experience programme SHINE
  • Seek opportunities to exceed customer and client expectations and increase the turnover
  • Oversee the events service from preparation to delivery. 
  • To meet wedding and event clients and to supervise food tastings and client details visits 
  • Administration of bookings using Open Table and KX, making sure that all customer/client details are accurate. 
  • Look at up-selling opportunities
  • Overall responsibility for delivering excellent service in a fast paced high quality C&E operation with key segments of weddings, client events and meetings ensuring the highest standards and excellent customer service is adhered at all times. 
  • Ordering of Linen and Liquor for all events and restaurant requirements. 
  • Oversee the delivery of all C&E bookings making sure we upsell and fully understand the C&E requirements

 Who you are:

  • Operational experience in a first class profile venue delivering high quality standards. 
  • The ability to be equally proactive and reactive when required using a business mindset to consider all possible outcomes using business base thought processes 
  • Experience managing multiple events
  • Eye for detail
  • Computer literate
  • Strong communication skills to both management, team members and guests
  • Ability to work to strict pressured deadlines
  • Flexible working hours including weekends, bank holidays, evenings and unsociable hours 
  • Ensure all event documents and paperwork are accurate and in place, including event running order, delivery schedules, staff briefing sheets.
  • Coach, mentor and lead your team with clear direction and focus on their roles and responsibilities 
  • Show a driven, hands-on management style that guides event best practice.
  • Experience in guest profiling and recognition;
  • Exceptional people skills, both customer facing and with other members of the team.
  • Strict adherence to health and safety procedures.
  • Own transport due to the relatively remote location/unsociable working hours on our site.

About Us

Part of Compass Group UK&I, Restaurant Associates provides brilliant hospitality through our food, drink and services. We work with our partners and collaborate with our clients to achieve great things together.Every day, our teams of passionate hospitality professionals strive for excellence in delivering employee dining and hospitality to some of the UK's leading workplace as well as inspiring exceptional experiences in iconic cultural and heritage destinations.

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Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!