Oak View Group

Back of House Manager (F&B)

Job Locations UK-Manchester
# of Openings
Location : City
Location : Name
Co-op Live, Eastlands Arena

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to positively disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritises the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet.

OVG have completed seven arenas, with many more in development, including Co-op Live, with more to be announced in the future.

Co-op Live is in a joint venture partnership with City Football Group and we are proud to work with Co-op as our Naming Rights Partner.

About the Venue

Co-op Live will offer a food and beverage hospitality service that will put us head and shoulders above the crowd, as we welcome over 23,500 fans and amazing artists to taste the delicious food and drinks unique to the space in Manchester.


With 32 amazing bars and restaurants and 12 premium lounges and clubs – we’re going to be delivering an exceptional hospitality service for the people of Manchester and beyond. On the menu will be great food, seasoned with world class service and all with a planet friendly vibe in the heart of our vibrant community.


For more information - Co-op Live

Role Purpose

In the role of Head Kitchen Porter, your primary responsibilities include ensuring compliance with food safety and hygiene standards, creating comprehensive cleaning manuals for KP’s, maintaining correct cleaning procedures and chemical dosages throughout the arena, ensuring the proper functioning of dishwashers, conducting routine temperature checks, and recording training for dishwashing machine operators. You must also adhere to COSHH regulations, store chemicals separately from food production in the COSHH storeroom, maintain the cleanliness of the COSHH storeroom, and implement strict chemical stock rotation. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing orders and liaising with the Warehouse supervisor, reporting breakages, ensuring unobstructed back-of-house areas, and performing dedicated daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning duties. Lastly, your role involves contributing to staff relationships, morale, and the welfare, safety, and development of colleagues.


Knowledge and Skills Required:

· 5 years of experience within large back of house operations

· In-depth knowledge of food safety and hygiene regulations and practices.

· Proficiency in creating cleaning procedures and manuals, ensuring effectiveness.

· Safe chemical handling, storage, and adherence to COSHH regulations.

· Skills in inventory management, including ordering and record-keeping.

· Strong communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, along with adaptability to changing needs.

Our Inclusion Commitments

Our venue is for the fans, the artists, everyone! Attracting a diverse workforce which reflects our local community is what will make our venue the best music venue in the UK!

We understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence.We are committed to creating a great place to work amplifying voices from all different backgrounds. There is something for everyone at Co-op Live, come and get involved.


If you do require any additional support or reasonable adjustments to support your application, please let us know and we will work with you to ensure you have everything you need. We will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the required skills necessary to fulfil the role.

Employee Screening and Eligibility to Work

We recognise the importance of safeguarding, dependent on role you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, details of which will be shared with you at interview.

If successful in your application, you will be required to provide eligibility to work evidence in line with the ‘Eligibility to Work in the UK’ requirements. 


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