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General Manager

Job Category: General Manager

Job Location: Southampton

Description: The Company and the Role:

Exciting permanent General Manager opportunity with an independently owned Hampshire marina-based hospitality Company, on the South Coast near Southampton, managing a buzzy lively bar and restaurant offering a full range fresh food menu.
The position is full time permanent and you will be managing a mixed team of front of house and back of house staff to make sure that your guests are treated to good quality food and experience on every visit, as you are responsible for the 30 – 40 employees under your watch.
Born from a unique and prestigious heritage of a leading independent leisure group in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, each venue has a reputation for using the best fresh and local ingredients, using carefully sourced suppliers.
This restaurant and bar is set in superb surroundings and has its own unique marina food concept, where boat, ship and yacht owners can moor up and enjoy the best seasonal weather, as well as locals and tourists can utilise the al fresco dining and atmosphere.

Key Features of the Role:
The Company takes great pride in the quality of the local fresh food and the great drinks they serve, the diversity and knowledge of their food, drinks and cocktail menu’s and the attentive, passionate and friendly staff they employ all adds to the guests experience and expectations.
You will be the figure head and driving force for the restaurant, making sure that standards are at their highest and that all staff are fully trained and supported for their day to day role, aware of brand values and offering excellent customer service.
You will be responsible for recruitment, health and safety, venue maintenance, training, coaching, staff development, venue marketing and advertising, budgets, accounts, P and L and meeting company budgets etc.
You will work 5 days a week, utilising the strengths of your team to run a smooth operation, which will have seasonal highs and lows, so managing staff and guest expectations during these seasonal changes is a key part of the role
As General Manager you will need to work closely with the kitchen to make sure that they can manage with food orders, as staggering might be required during busy periods. As the venue serves food for breakfast, lunch and dinner service 7 days per week, in a fast paced environment.

Knowledge and Skills:
You should have prior experience either as a General Manager working in a seasonal restaurant or fresh food kitchen, in the catering and hospitality sector.
You should have experience in FOH and BOH team management, with a team ranging from 30-40 staff.
Your practical experience should ideally be supported by some form of catering and hospitality qualification.
You should have a passion for staff training and development, promoting brand values and high levels of customer service standards in a fun but challenging environment.
You must be emotionally robust and someone who can thrive under pressure in a busy seasonal environment, as plans and cover numbers can change without warning, so someone who is prepared and who can think on their feet is an ideal match.
You will be an excellent team player who can respectfully communicate to the team.
You must have your own transport to get to interview and every day for work.
You must be able to lead, train and mentor, and have done this in your most recent career.
You will need to be a personal license holder.

What’s on Offer?
The General Manager opportunity is a full time permanent position working 5 days per week.
Basic salary up to £28k based on experience and bonus scheme.
20 days’ holidays plus bank and public holidays or if required to work a day off in lieu. Staff Discount Card, free uniforms, meals on duty.
Free parking onsite.
Career development within the group of local restaurant and bar venues.
Venue marketing and advertising as well as social media opportunities.
Team building, staff coaching and development.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Restaurant / Bar General Manager or Assistant Manager looking to make the next step up, and who can commit to permanent full time work, with your own transport.
For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Employer Reference: 8296/2018/CA6844FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654

Number of Views: 17
Date Added: 19 July 2018

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