Events Manager

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Operations you will lead the Hospitality team in delivering operational efficiency, planning and presentation of the food and beverage offer to guests on match days and non-match days.

Other duties include:

  • Leading the Hospitality team in ensuring all standards are achieved on non-match days and match days to the required standard
  • To support the team in achieving and where possible exceeding the budget. To supervise the day to day hospitality setup team and ensure all hospitality areas of the stadium are ready for match days and event days
  • Liaising with the Head of Operations to deliver best practice, to drive, change and constantly deliver the business objectives
  • To provide strong leadership whilst delivering and managing the Hospitality Operations function and working with the Levy UK team to support any technical initiatives launched at the Brentford Community Stadium
  • To ensure the smooth planning and delivery of a first-class service to the internal customer base and all customers within the venue
  • To respond to the pace of the business; remain productive during busy periods
  • To build and maintain relationships with sponsors, contractors, partners, key clientele and suppliers as per the needs of the business
  • To actively take the lead on the events that are allocated to you by the Operations Manager and General Manager. This includes independently carrying out staffing plans, bespoke orders, attending pre-conferences with the relevant stakeholders and liaising with suppliers directly to tailor an event to the client's needs and deliver operational excellence.
  • To ensure accurate and up to date communication is maintained with the relevant stakeholders in any event operation allocated.
  • To identify employees with potential for development and promotions within the operation, ensuring the correct development and training opportunities are given.
What we'll give:

Hospitality Manager

  • £36,000 per annum, 40 hours per week
  • On-going training and development and guaranteed career path
  • 5 over 7 days
  • Medicash healthcare
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Perks at work
  • Pension

The Venue

Levy UK is the official catering partner to Brentford FC responsible for the catering at the Brentford Community Stadium. Levy UK at Brentford Community Stadium cater for an estimated 500,000 fan visits annually. Delivering catering across 4 hospitality lounges, 2 fine dining restaurants, 6 executive boxes and 17 public outlets on match-days. The Stadium is also home to Brentford Football Club and London Irish Rugby and a premium venue to hire for conferences and events.

Who you are:
  • You will be a a dynamic, forward thinking, progressive individual, who is willing to learn and eager to forge a career within Hospitality.
  • You will have a Hotel, Hospitality, Stadium or Venues background.
  • Experience in running a large team - match day of up to 100 including casuals 
Who we are:

Levy UK + Ireland is the sports and hospitality sector of  Compass Group UK and Ireland . It is the market leader in the provision of legendary food and drink experiences at some of the UK's most significant sporting, arena, and leisure venues.

Through strong client partnerships, Levy UK + Ireland creates bespoke food concepts, service standards and pioneering design, implementing a guest-first approach and ongoing innovation at each venue. With a company-wide passion for food, Levy UK + Ireland creates menus and food experiences that feature fantastic seasonal dishes, with a strong focus on British ingredients.

As well as providing tailor-made concepts for its clients, Levy UK + Ireland also delivers corporate hospitality, event catering, venue sourcing and support services, through its portfolio of businesses. These include  Keith Prowse ,  Payne and Gunter , and Lime Venue Portfolio .

Website  https://levy.co.uk/

LinkedIn   Levy UK

Twitter  @Levy_UK 

Instagram  @Levy_UK_ Ireland

Facebook  @Levy_UK   

Levy UK + Ireland is a sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland which is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services on our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business + Industry, Defence, Offshore + Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports + Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

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.

Compass Group UK+I