Deputy General Manager - Winchester

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/32/78584/EN
  • Date Posted: 16 February 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Winchester
  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to £30,000
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Fantastic Opportunity-Prestigious Independent School

Deputy General Manager - Winchester

Up to £30,000  - immediate start

Chartwells Independent is the leading provider of catering and support services to Independent Schools in the UK. We provide innovative catering, hospitality and food service by creating imaginative menus delivered with an exceptional service.

We know as a company that great food comes from great ingredients. Our Chefs use seasonal produce, adding their own individual creativity to let the food speak for itself. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a diverse range of cuisines that keep up to date with today's trends ensuring we offer a great dining experience.

We nurture and develop our teams to enrich their skills which allows them to show their passion and inspiration that as a company we are proud to encourage.

You will be part of a team that supports high quality education at this school by providing outstanding food and service to the pupils and staff.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Deputy General Manager to join our team at this prestigious contract based in the heart of Hampshire. We provide innovative catering, hospitality and food service by creating imaginative food delivered with real passion and exceptional service.

The Deputy General Manager will thrive on getting the best out of people. You are drawn to satisfaction from managing, training and supporting your team. You will support your team in providing a professional food service ensuring that company standards are maintained and that Client expectations are met.

In return we offer support and development to grow within our business alongside a competitive salary.

More about the role:
  • You will have passion, energy, focus and determination. Someone that naturally enjoys exceeding expectations and takes pride in everything that you do.
  • You will enjoy interacting with children and understand their age specific food requirements
  • Support company/school initiative that can help further enhance our food offer and service working alongside the General Manager
  • Working closely with the senior management team at the school, you will develop a clear communication process. That builds a solid relationship and partnership between the school and Chartwells Independent.
  • Manage a team of 30, catering for 850 pupils per day
  • Manage and support the team to deliver an excellent catering service through great food and excellent customer service
  • Responsible for supporting the delivery of food innovation within the school
  • You will ensure compliance with all statutory requirements - HSE
  • Effective and robust control of budgets and costs
  • Pro-actively drive innovation in order to push the service forward
  • Coach, mentor and Develop the existing teams' knowledge and skills, building resilience and supporting succession planning
Who you are:

As the Deputy General Manager you will ideally have a successful background in Food Service, you see and treat your current location as your own business, using your entrepreneurial skills to create a thriving and successful working environment. You possess excellent management and communication skills, have a good understanding of report writing and financial management, and be able to demonstrate your analytical approach to problem solving. You will have the ability to display a real passion for food and customer service and be financially and commercially astute.

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!

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.