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Work For Us

Please see our current vacancies below, where no vacancies are listed please feel free to send your CV to  enquiries@foodanddrinkforum.co.uk for us to keep on our records for future roles.

 

Leicester Food Park Manager and Business Adviser

Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 dependent on experience

Location: Leicester Food Park, LE4 9LJ with possible travel

Hours: Full Time (Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM including 1/2 hour lunch break)

Annual Leave: 25 days, in addition to 8 bank holidays

This is a 12 month fixed term contract, with possible extension.

The Company

The Food & Drink Forum is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation which specialises in taking food and drink businesses from the early start up stage to becoming established businesses. Currently based across three industry-leading, purpose-built food parks, our regional coverage is ever increasing. Food park management, specialist business and food technical support are at the core of what we do and offers a crucial lifeline to new and established food and drink businesses.

About Leicester Food Park

Officially opened in February 2015, Leicester Food Park is a centre of food and drink excellence, offering nine purpose-built food-grade units to businesses. The units have been specially designed to conform to regulatory requirement and the highest food management standards, allowing food and drink businesses to fulfil their production requirements safe in the knowledge that they can achieve BRC certification with confidence.

The Role

The role will form an important part of our Leicester Food Park Team, managing the day-to-day running of the site and being responsible for Food Park staff. Working with the site landlord, East Midlands Chamber, the Food Park Manager is responsible for ensuring the business units remain occupied and the site is maintained to regulatory and food management standards. Alongside this, acting as Business Adviser, the role involves identifying and meeting with food and drink businesses to identify their growth plans and issues and signposting them to our in-house support or to relevant external support. This is a hugely varied role, which provides lead generation for Leicester Food Park, our Technical Team and our partner agencies. 

The Person

We’re looking for a forward-thinking and self-motivated Food Park Manager and confident Business Adviser who can promote themselves to our network of businesses, source and engage new SME businesses and actively creating opportunities to promote the food park, the Forum and the support available. 

This is a customer-facing role and we’re looking for somebody personable with excellent communications skills, as stakeholder engagement is a huge part of the role. Attention-to-detail is key, alongside a high level of organisation, ensuring that both the facilities management and the maintenance schedule of the site meets the highest of standards.

Key Requirements

  • Degree level in a business or facilities management discipline
  • 2 Years + facilities management experience
  • 2 Years + experience of providing business advice
  • Working knowledge of the food and drink sector
  • Excellent working knowledge of health and safety legislation
  • The ability to promote yourself and generate your own leads – sales or managing key accounts experience and working to targets would be highly beneficial

For further information please download the job description below or to discuss the role please call The Food & Drink Forum on 0115 975 8810. To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter to louise.spring@foodanddrinkforum.co.uk by no later than 5PM on Friday 3rd April 2020. Please note that applications will close earlier if a suitable candidate is found before this date.