Salary: £42000 per annum

Shift hours: Permanent

Bishop’s Stortford is a remarkable College and is a wonderful place of learning – a place large enough to provide an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people, yet small enough for each individual to be known and nurtured.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Deputy General Manager to join our team at this prestigious contract based in BIshops Stortford. 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.

  • 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 and culturally specific food requirements.
  • You will have knowledge and the ability to plan, lead, and deliver high class hospitality events, ranging from fine dining events in the Head Teachers house, to theatre bars and large outdoor events.
  • 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.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Head Chef, manage a team of 40 full time employees and a bank of casual employees, providing over 3000 meals per day across breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • 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, including overseeing all training,
  • 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

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 will have the experience and skill to organise and deliver all aspects of high level hospitality – including initial client contact, costing of the event, and organising the team to deliver a first class service.

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.

Reference: com/0108/98873001/52503804/SU

Location: Bishops Stortford

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