General Manager - Aston Villa

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1489165/161428
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Employer: Levy
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £65,000
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

General Manager - Aston Villa FC

  • £65,000 per annum
  • Medicash - Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children)
  • Aviva Digicare - Free annual healthcare check
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work)
    • Entertainment discounts - up to 55% off cinema tickets
    • Health & Wellbeing discounts - Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%)
    • Travel discounts - Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia
    • Shopping discounts - Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Meals on duty
  • Vodaphone discounts
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 23 days + BH's and additional day off for your birthday
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits
  • Day off for baby's first birthday
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products

Who We Are:

Levy UK & Ireland is the vibrant and exciting sector of Compass Group, the world's largest catering company. We work at some of the greatest venues in the world, delivering legendary experiences in food, drink, and hospitality.

In the UK, we are proud to have a wealth of long-standing partnerships with venues across sport, entertainment, and events. Our partnerships include venues such as Wimbledon, Twickenham, Edgbaston, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Principality Stadium, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and ExCel London.

We are culinary champions - it's what we do and it's what we are passionate about. At the core of our work is the belief that sustainably sourced great food and drink, coupled with exceptional service is key to creating legendary experiences. Focused on ?doing the right thing' for our people and the planet, sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.

We have a commitment to being Net Zero by 2027, are official partners of the British Paralympic Association, and are proud to pay all our team members at least the Real Living Wage or London Living Wage.

We collaborate with some of the UK's most game-changing and well-loved brands, all sharing our vision for bringing best-in-class experiences.

More about the role:

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced General Manager to oversee our hospitality offering at Villa Park. An individual who has hospitality and stadia/leisure experience, dedicated to delivering exceptional service and memorable moments to our guests.As our General Manager, you will be responsible for the overall operation, management, and success of our partnership. You will lead a team of professionals to ensure the seamless execution of match days and events, maintain the highest standards of customer service, and drive revenue growth opportunities
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to all departments within the stadium, including operations, sales, marketing, finance, and guest services
  • Develop and implement comprehensive business plans to achieve revenue targets, maximize profitability, and enhance the overall guest experience
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners to secure high-profile events, sponsorships, and partnerships
  •  Maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements, health and safety standards, and industry best practices
  • Foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and excellence in all aspects of stadium operations

About you:

  • Proven track record of success in senior management roles within the stadia, C&E, or hospitality industry
  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated experience in budgeting, financial analysis, and strategic planning
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Extensive knowledge of stadium hospitality operations, event management, and industry trends
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively

At Levy UK & Ireland, we take pride in fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We believe that our differences are our greatest strengths, and we are committed to creating an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered.

Our team is a vibrant tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which enriches our creativity, innovation, and overall success. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities, promoting fairness, and ensuring that all voices are heard.

We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable work environment where everyone has the chance to excel and collaborate.

Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness.