Oak View Group

Project Manager - University Placement

Job Locations UK-Manchester
# of Openings
Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Location : City
Location : Name
Co-op Live, Eastlands Arena
UK Group

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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

We are looking for a Project Manager to help support the Food and Beverage Project Management at Co-op Live. The position is to work with the Hospitality team post-opening of Manchester’s new 23,500 seat arena. With 32 restaurants, bars, and markets, we need someone who will hit the ground running and will embrace the challenge. This role will influence many different departments and is ideal for someone who thinks big but can focus on details.


This is a full-time University placement with flexibility available around your other commitments - involves shifts at evenings and weekends. 


Salary:  up to £ 26,000 GBP p.a.


Start Date:  September 2024


  • Just a snapshot of what projects you would be involved in….
  • Supporting the HR team in the design and delivery of hospitality staff training
  • Supporting the Culinary team with legal compliance and developing our strategy for the distribution of Allergen information
  • Supporting the bars teams with category management – making sure we have the right drinks, in the right places at the right price.
  • Using the most advance technology stack in any UK venue to help us understand our guests needs and give them frictionless experiences.
  • Working with the project team to coordinate our light equipment orders and utilisation.
  • Working with our Premium Experiences team to ensure our VIP guests have the experience of their lives.


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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