General Manager - Crafty Scholar, Lancaster - £35,000 - £42,000 - Live In available Mid-November

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Food, Beverage
West Midlands
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£35,000 - £42,000 p.a - Live In available Mid-November
Stonegate Pub Company
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General Manager

Crafty Scholar, Lancaster

£35,000 - £42,000 p.a. - Live in available Mid-November

Due to an internal move, a vacancy has arisen in The Crafty Scholar which is a TPK site in Lancaster. The successful applicant will be someone with a real passion for delivering excellent service & standards, as well as the ability to run a very varied and diverse venue. The Crafty Scholar truly is a Pub for everyone, there are new theme nights planned for this year, giving the successful candidate the opportunity to maintain sales growth as well as a huge opportunity to grow food sales.

The Crafty Scholar is a split level 2 bar operation, it boasts the best audio visual experience in Lancaster and was full to capacity for every England game and most boxing events.

The pub is wet led, however has a strong food offering starting with breakfast from 10am and then serving a great TPK Menu through til 9pm. The pub has a loyal set of regulars throughout the day, but becomes part of the City centre circuit at night. The pubs relationship and networking with the student market has seen a fresh set of 5000 freshers every year adopt the Crafty as one of their favourite venues in the city. The pubs runs several theme nights throughout the week, catering for both local and student markets.

The successful applicant will be an experienced GM who has run businesses in excess of £20k per week. You will be someone with a positive and highly motivated personality. You will be able to drive sales through innovative marketing and a strong digital presence. Maximising the growing pre-booked sales trend alongside live sport, as well as delivering an exceptional live sport atmosphere and making the most of sports table service. Utilising the first floor bar and trading area will be key to continued growth so a keen sales driver who thinks out of the box will be needed. Applicants must have a proven record in wet and dry sales growth and profitability and can demonstrate their ability to manage the transition from day time trade through to a late night Club atmosphere. They must be able to work with the local student market, with the Crafty currently sponsoring 30 university teams and hosting several large student events every year. The successful candidate must also have a proven track record in developing their teams and have a passion for training.

Stonegate Pub Company can offer you a career that’s fast moving, ever changing, guaranteed to be challenging each and every day and never, ever dull!

Passionate, fun, entrepreneurial, driven to be the best, obsessed with delivering service and standards? Does that sound like you? Well, if so, read on as we might have just the job for you.

We are the largest privately-held pub operator in the UK and we’re looking for an experienced General Manager to join our team at Stonegate.

You will need to be able to demonstrate great leadership skills and the ability to build a high performing team in order to control, develop and improve all aspects of the business including: P&L, people, standards, legal compliance, service and brand integrity.

In return, we can offer you a competitive package with uncapped bonus scheme, 25% discount off all of our sites, a pension scheme, private healthcare and an award winning development programme. We can also give you an environment where you will be empowered to run your pub as if it were your own with great support and amazing rewards.

Please note: We require all of our General Managers to have a personal licence to manage our sites.

Contact Details:
Stonegate Pub Company
Tel: 0845 126 2944
Contact: Pauline Chidgey

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