Group Operations Manager Nottingham and Derbyshire

Job Description

Our Client is a market leading contract catering company specialising in school food. By combining their understanding of the education sector and their knowledge of what's on trend in the food world, they encourage creativity and excitement in their kitchens, allowing their teams to do what they do best and provide fantastic food experienced for the children.

By providing excellent care and services to both clients and children, our Client has ensured the successful growth of the company and to keep up with the rapid pace of this growth, they are now looking for a Group Manager to join the team.

The role:

As a Group Manager you will be responsible for the Nottingham and Derbyshire area. Overseeing the performance of the catering operation of primary and secondary school contracts, you will lead your team in delivering an excellent food operation whilst meeting and exceeding the client's expectations.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that all services detailed within the contract are adhered to, delivered and where possible enhanced to meet and exceed the Client's, Customers' and Company expectations.
  • You will continually review the performance of each contract and its profitability whilst ensuring costs are controlled but that they don't affect the service quality nor delivery
  • You will ensure food is of the highest standard and in line with the current high street trends
  • Managing and supporting the development, progress and performance of all line reporting managers whilst keeping engagement levels high
  • You will support the sales function in retaining existing business and obtaining new business opportunities
  • You’ll ensure compliance with all Health & Safety and Hygiene procedures and standards

About you:

Currently working in the contract catering sector (ideally education), you will have worked in a similar role previously. Supporting, coaching and developing teams whilst ensuring that the team all have the passion to meet high standards and an excellent service level at all times.

With excellent communication skills, you can lead client meetings, managing their expectations and overcoming challenges.

As well as being service focused, you are process led ensuring standards, procedures and systems are maintained and followed at all times. You'll need excellent computer skills, the ability to work under your own initiative with the desire to learn and achieve.

Why apply?

As one of the UK's fastest growing independent businesses you'll be joining a company where people are at the core and the opportunity to develop your career is endless. Our Client offers fantastic learning and development programmes and the ability to gain qualifications whilst supporting you all the way.

They understand that the health and wellbeing of their employees is vital so as well as a competitive salary and car allowance/car, they've just launched brand new benefits programme which includes the important things like private healthcare and enhanced parental leave, ways to save money and the opportunity to spend your birthday doing something special to you rather than working!


  • Basic salary £60,000-£62,000 OTE
  • Car allowance/Car
  • 25 days of holiday plus Bank Holidays and your birthday off
  • Working for a fast growing, ambitious company. There is no ceiling here in terms of where you can take your career
  • A dedicated L&D team to support you in developing your skills including apprenticeships and training courses that are available for everyone.

Please note, our Client expects all staff to share their commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people so an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought by the company.

Pineapple Recruitment are recruiting for this role on behalf of our client and are acting as Recruitment Agency.

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  • Location Icon Location Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Salary Icon Salary £60000 - £62000
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1197
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 16 April 2024
  • Category Icon Category Contract Catering
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