Mess Manager - Southampton

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/517601/77505/KD
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Southampton
  • Salary: £21,531.80
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Do you enjoy working in busy environments where you are responsible for multiple different services? 

Our Mess Manager in our ESS sector oversee some amazing responsibility from Cleaning, Waste Management, Catering, Retail Services, 2rd Party Contractors and many others!

We're currently seeking a Mess Manager to join our team in Southampton to oversee the services for 3 messes on site with a total of 15 direct reports to motivate and delegate tasks to, this is a big job but the right job for someone with bags of energy and enthusiasm that likes to get into the detail of any job! 

Job Description

Mess Manager

  • Competitive salary, 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:

Our Mess Managers work with the General Managers to ensure that the sites are running as they should. They are also responsible for the continuous improvement of a site, ensuring that grab and go services are available and well as making sure that the Messes are operating within safe covid 19 restrictions. 

The successful Mess Manager for this site will have catering experience, whether it be from a Hotel/Contract Catering or Service industry with an understanding of the importance of meeting the targets and SLAs set by the client. 

Who you are:

The successful Mess Manager will: 

  • Have management experience 
  • Understand budgeting and forecasting and how to maximise gross profits 
  • Know how to run a successful catering and soft facilities service 
  • Have a good understanding of retail methods, understand POS and grab and go concepts 
  • Experienced in working with budgets and forecasts 
  • Practice excellent communication skills 
  • Able to build fantastic stakeholder relationships
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.