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Assistant Unit Manager

  • 596425
  • Canberra
  • Assistant Unit Manager
  • Food & Beverage
  • Full Time
  • Mid-May commencement
  • Australian Citizenship required
  • Succession plan in place

ESS provides multi-service capability, such as design of camp structures, building and operational support in catering, housekeeping and more, to major companies operating in the oil and gas, mining and construction industries and to the defence sector.

Due to anticipated growth, we are recruiting an Assistant Site Manager to lead our team at the Australian Federal Police College in Barton, Canberra.  


  • Assistant Management of Site Operations (catering, cleaning and health, waste and environment, and welfare services)
  • Maintaining consistent site based operational performance, driving business activities to ensure standards of quality, cost, safety, people capability and performance.
  • Driving regular and sustainable improvement in our safety performance; conducting regular safety interactions across all levels, ensuring food safety compliance, and supporting any investigations, including root cause identification.
  • Fostering a high-performance culture through continuous improvement and innovation, staff engagement and development, and by modelling positive working relationships at all levels, including internal and external relationships, demonstrating trust, care and respect.
  • Actively engaging with, and providing proactive solutions when required, with clients, local communities and other business stakeholders to ensure achievement of key business objectives and continuous improvement.

Experience Required

  • Experience in Assistant Management positions, having held joint responsibility for overall site performance, meeting business critical expectations (preferably in resources, services, hospitality, support services or facilities management). 
  • Strong and decisive leadership skills with ability to build effective and engaged teams.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills in developing budgets and allocating appropriate resources to ensure a sustainable and profitable business, preferably within the remote or offshore sector.
  • Experience in managing multiple stakeholder relationships and project deadlines with competing priorities and limited resources.
  • Ability to identify and implement new innovations within the facilities management, hospitality, or hotel services industry.
  • Experience in Staff recruitment, retention, rostering, and subsequent management of both permanent and casual workforces.
  • Strong computer capability across Microsoft suite – Word, Outlook and Excel essential to the position

We recognise high performance and foster individual development. These positions are stepping stones to future Site Management opportunities within the organisation. 

As an Assistant Manager with Compass Group, you will have the support, infrastructure, systems and processes you would expect from a global organisational. Recognised as an employer of choice, we have an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive schemes, recognition programs and company discounts.

Whilst understanding the commercial nuances of our support services contracts is critical to your success; brilliant and inclusive leadership, is what is well and truly at the epicentre of these roles. The ability to coach and develop teams, ensuring the delivery of safe, high quality services, and the creation of an environment where our customers can experience the entirety of the “ESS experience” is critical, to our business success.

Compass Group is a world leader in catering and support services, employing over 600,000 people across 45 countries. Rated number one in our industry on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020, Compass Group serves 5.5 billion meals each year to our 55,000 clients worldwide.

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