General Manager – High End Gastro Pub & Cookhouse

£35,000 + 10% Quarterly Bonus!
Ashford, Kent
United Kingdom

General Manager – Quality Fresh Food Gastro Pub & Cookhouse
Location: Ashford, Kent
Salary: £35,000 + 10% Quarterly Bonus + Benefits

Our client, a hugely popular fresh food quality gastro pub and cookhouse are looking for a highly-experienced, hands-on and passionate General Manager to help lead and operate their highly popular operation. Situated in the Ashford area, this operation attracts high-profile quirky clientele from afar and wide.

We are looking for a driven General Manager with solid proven experience, ideally from a busy fresh food gastro pub. The ideal manager will be full of personality, have a real passion for people, fresh food and a strong knowledge of craft beers, ales, spirits, cocktails and wines - a real all-rounder! You will have very strong leadership skills, be used to managing a team, have a good business/financial acumen and as a strong motivator be able to get the most out of your team at all times. As General Manager you will be responsible for day-to-day management of the entire operation, leading and managing a well-established team, you will also be the face of the business and therefore personality is key!

Required experience for this role:

* Solid General Manager experience managing a high-volume, quality fresh food gastro pub.
* Strong leadership, management skills and experience of managing and retaining an existing well-established team.
* Strong financial knowledge and experience required (including Profit & loss - GPs, wage costs).
* As the face of the business you must have a warm and friendly personality, be fun, passionate, charismatic, enthusiastic, people-focused and adaptable to all personalities.
* A great communicator - excellent at developing relationships with the team and others involved

The ideal candidate for this role will:

* Have strong management and leadership skills.
* Be motivated and highly organised and preferably have previous experience in a similar role and environment.
* Be a strong communicator with the ability to work well within a large team.
* Have a passion for hospitality, quality service and an excellent knowledge of fresh food, ales/beers, spirits, wines and cocktails.
* Be enthusiastic, have a desire to exceed guest expectations and want to impress and progress.
* Understand the financial and commercial aspects of the business.
* Have an understanding of the local market in which the business will operate within
* You must have full eligibility to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
* A great communicator - excellent at developing relationships with the kitchen team, front of house team, senior management and others involved

Should you be successful, you will benefit from:

* A fantastic salary, bonus package and great employer
* Excellent training and development opportunities
* Really nice environment

This is a fantastic employer with an excellent reputation and offers great scope for future development.

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