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Head of Catering

£52,878 - £59,104

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Hayley Mintern
020 8892 01165

Hayley is an Associate Director at MRG and joined the business in 2015. She is responsible for our public-sector Interim & freelance positions, based in our Twickenham office. She spent six years at the Rugby Football Union with education development before moving into recruitment in early 20


Job Description

REF: 12581
Posted: 24 August 2017
Closes: 10 September 2017

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,000 students, c.3,800 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, they are one of the biggest University of London colleges. They teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London, they are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,000-bed award-winning student village at their Mile End home.


Reporting to the Assistant Director, Estates (Facilities Management),The Head of Catering takes full responsibility for the management of all University Catering outlets and Queen Mary Hospitality leading and developing a large internal team and outsourced providers. In addition to day to day student catering, the post also has remit for all aspects of conferencing, dinners, graduation, summer schools and weddings across all campuses.

This is a blended role spanning all aspects of strategy and operations with the post holder being a proactive and committed member of the QMUL Estates and Facilities leadership team. You will be responsible for the complex forward planning and co-ordination and timely delivery of all tenders, business plans, menus and products.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will possess significant experience of senior retail catering and/or hospitality operations in a similar complex commercial setting. You will be a strong communicator with developed people management skills who is able to succeed in collaborative and collegial environments. The role will suit individuals with the proven ability to translate a strategic vision into an operational business plan.

The competitive benefits package includes 30 days leave + 4 closure days + bank holidays + excellent pension scheme (employer contributions of 18%).

To Apply

For a full job description and/or to discuss the post in more detail, please contact our advisor Hayley Mintern at or 020 8892 0115.

The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to them.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 10th September 2017