Mess Manager - Exmouth

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/517601/78965/KD
  • Date Posted: 23 March 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Exmouth
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Here at Compass Group  we have a fantastic opportunity to join our ESS team as a Mess Manager based at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines near Exmouth. You will have overall responsibility for the Officers Mess including the catering, functions and the accomodation. You will be responsible for the daily operations including financial performance and maintaining the client relationship.

Job Description
  • Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
More about the role:

The Mess Manager will oversee the day to day services and hospitality for any functions. You will manage a team ensuring that stock and kitchen needs are met whilst ensuring the excellent delivery of the catering and maintaining high standards throughout the accomodation. As the Mess Manager you'll have full financial responsibility, working with the client to produce weekly and monthly financial reports. 

Who you are:

We're looking for applications from candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Management experience within contract catering, defence or soft services facilities management:
  • Exeprience in hands on catering/cooking
  • Great Communication skills
  • Good understanding and passion for food and drink
  • The ability to build and lead an effective team
  • Have high standards and a quality driven management style
  • Results orientated and motivated to achieve measurable results
  • Sound knowledge of Food Hygiene & Health and Safety
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Computer 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!

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

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland,  is the defence, government, offshore and remote business sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. It provides food and support services to major companies and organisations operating in remote sites, defence, central and local government departments, police, prisons & offshore sectors.

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.