Venue Operations Director : Edinburgh £100,000 package

  • Job Reference: xpress/pjw/8277
  • Date Posted: 15 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Xpress Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £65,000 to £100,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Attractive bonus and benefits
  • Sector: Pubs & Bar, Retail, Venue, Attraction, Travel and Entertainment, Restaurant, Operations, Tours and Visitor Attractions
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Place

Xpress Recruitment are delighted to be retained and working with our client on setting up Edinburgh's City Centre First 7 day per week genuine Street Food market. This “Go to Venue” will be launched under the brand name of “Edinburgh Street Food” This is a new and exciting "venue" and concept has been inspired by businesses around Europe including www.oslo-streetfood.no /  www.reffen.dk / wwwmercatometropolitano/mmarketplace/ consisting of 3 bar concepts which will be paired with 10 independent food vendors across an impressive 9,650sq/ft of internal space coupled with an additional 7,300sq/ft of external space making this the largest outdoor “go-to hospitality space in Edinburgh " for street food and craft beers fans, foodies and visitors from around the world” all set within an active garden where one can enjoy permanent covered seating with spectacular views up to Edinburgh's Carlton Hill.

The Job

As Venue Operational Director you will be solely responsible for managing the Operational structure for this newly created Venue in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre. Report directly into one of the founding directors, Ideally, we are looking to recruit the right Venue Operational Director ASAP ensuring that this senior manager can get up and running and be able to get themselves well plugged into the operational planning of systems, processes, staff recruitment and training as early as possible within the current pre-opening and planning stages! As Venue Operational Director you will be accountable for all Financial, Operational Planning, Staffing and all current Compliances relating to Health and Safety and Staff training and health and wellbeing

The company envisages this Venue Operational Director will be “The Face” and the go to point of contact for “Edinburgh Street Foods” based at this new Edinburgh location. Your job remit will be to be heavily involved in the marketing, attractions sales and promotions relating to the venue which will mean working heavily with your newly created team all suppliers, Edinburgh Council, Visit Scotland and Visitor Attractions associations to ensure that this new and exciting “venue” attracts both local and international customers as well as working with the 10 creative street food vendors! To make sure your visitors and customers are experiencing a “Truly” Great Service “Great value for money and Great venue experience to meet and be part of

The Person   

Ideally, we are looking to attract an experience individual to be based in Edinburgh who knows what the demands of running large scale venues or events can be like!! Spinning plates! Juggling daily priorities and understand the energy that is required in running large busy food, drink, and outside entertainment venues!! You might well be perhaps an experienced Area Management, Cluster Management or large-scale Volume Wet or Food lead venues General Manager right now!!

However, owing to the impact of “Covid” over the last 2 years your remit or your companies priorities have changed and you now found that your remit and your scope for creative expansion or development have now reached their limits and you are now thinking, contemplating or even starting to look for that next big opportunity so you can take that next step up and Lead, Direct, Motivate and Train that new and exciting talented team in a new and exciting yet challenging time as you Lead this new and trending concept that is growing around the world regarding “Street and Market Food Venue concepts want to work in a larger establishment or indeed someone who enjoys

The Rewards

Our client is looking to appoint a Venue Operations Director on a Basic circa £65,000 to £75,000 basic with an outstanding performance related benefits and bonus scheme that will make this a £100,000 appointment. This is a great opportunity to grow a join an award-winning employer and be part of a strong community employer as well as joining a company that has a strong future expansion with Edinburgh Street Food being the first of six sites located across the UK. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with the business expansion should they prove and want future career advancement.