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Head Chef – Luxury Mayfair Restaurant – £65,000+ amazing incentives

Executive Chef

£65000
Central London, Mayfair
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Head Chef – Luxury Mayfair Restaurant – £65,000+ (plus superb benefits and Incentives)

£65,000 + negotiable

The Establishment

Beautiful, privately owned very well established and respected luxury restaurant (with an array of sumptuous private dining rooms) in the heart of gorgeous Mayfair. Reporting directly to the Owner and the MD this is the perfect opportunity to put your spectacular food firmly on the Capital’s culinary map.

What We Are Looking for in a Head Chef

The successful Head Chef will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Broad experience and a top class pedigree (Michelin/3 rosettes) gained from working in 5* London establishments.
  • Logical career progression demonstrated by a steady and consistent career culminating in a current Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef position.
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results
  • A contemporary cooking style with classical influences
  • A modern management style and exceptional training skills
  • A strong desire to take ownership of your department and make it a showcase for your skill and ability

The Owner is very open to the new Head Chef bringing some of his brigade with him/her.

The Rewards on offer for the Head Chef

  • A salary of £65,000 + negotiable
  • Open Monday to Friday Lunch & Dinner and Saturday Dinner. Closed Sunday.
  • A free hand to stamp your signature on the operation.

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this fabulous Head Chef opportunity, please email a copy of your CV to me, Nick Charles. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Head Chef applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

You must legally entitled to work in the UK to apply for this Head Chef position.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Operations Manager

Grab and Go, Retail

£60000
Central London
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(Up and Coming) Operations Manager – Central London

£60,000

The Business

A well-established lifestyle food retail business with a number of prime sites across Central London. Backed by a serial entrepreneur the business is in need of root and branch reinvigoration to take it to the next stage in its evolution. The rewards for success will be truly Superlative!

The Requirements

The successful Operations Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Natural Entrepreneurial skills coupled with ‘Drive and Determination’.
  • A love of LIFE twinned with Crackling Enthusiasm!
  • A love of a Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Food
  • Up to a couple of years’ experience working as an Area/Operations Manager in a multi-site ‘lifestyle’ fresh food business.
  • Natural leadership and people skills
  • Solid financial skills to run the business as if it were your own
  • A quick-wit!
  • Degree Educated (ideally)

The Rewards on offer for this Operations Manager

  • Salary of c£60,000
  • Unrivalled Career Prospects
  • A host of future benefits!

Next Steps

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this simply amazing Operations Manager opportunity, please email me, Nick Charles attaching a copy of your CV in word format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Operations Manager candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately due to time constraints we are only able to reply to successful applicants, if you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be legally entitled to work in the UK to apply for this Operations Manager role.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Sous Chef – Private Member’s Club Restaurant – London

PrIvate Members Club, Sous Chef

£27000
Central London, Mayfair
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SOUS CHEF – BEAUTIFUL TRADITIONAL PRIVATE MEMBER’S CLUB – LONDON

£27K SALARY + £1,000 BONUS + 7:30AM – 5PM HOURS + SUNDAYS OFF

The Company

A stunning and much-loved private member’s club offering very high quality produce, top end service in an ambient, superb and classic setting. This well-run establishment is now looking to bolster its fantastic FOH team with an experienced and well-mannered Sous Chef.

The Successful Sous Chef will:

  • Have a strong 5* hotel/restaurant operational background
  • Have had experience working as a Junior Sous Chef/Sous Chef and have extensive First class Dining-Room Experience
  • Have an interest and ability in food hygiene and health & safety
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised, have exceptional attention to detail together with a flexible attitude

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – £27,000
  • A 5-day working week with Sundays OFF
  • Hours of work 7:30am – 5pm everyday
  • Excellent Working Conditions
  • Prestigious Company

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to apply for the Sous Chef position please apply and send me a copy of your CV in a Word format.

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful Sous Chef applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Executive Head Chef – Restaurant & Bar – London

Executive Chef, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£70000
Central London
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EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF

New Multi-Million £££ Restaurant & Bar – Central London

£70,000+

The Company

Our client has been at the forefront of the International Luxury Restaurant and Bar business for years. Privately owned by a small number of pioneering individuals the businesses are ultra-cool, stylishly modern and synonymous with high design. The cuisine is award winning, up-scale Latin American blended with a culture that has naturally set them ahead in their field and bought them countless accolades together with worldwide critical acclaim.

The Operation

Set in an unparalleled Central London location the property will be one of the Capital’s most stunning restaurants and bars. The venue is vibrant and soulful and will be an attraction to discerning International diners and drinkers seeking an extraordinary luxurious experience unlike any other to be found in London.

The Executive Head Chef

This is without doubt one of the most prestigious Executive Head Chef roles in London and the following qualities are requisite:

  • A strong career pedigree, the successful candidate will currently be a Executive Head Chef of an internationally respected, high volume Restaurant and Bar.
  • Long and loyal experience and a personal love for Latin-American cuisine
  • physical and enthusiastic presentation, a natural leader from the moment of introduction
  • Someone who demonstrates proven processes and systems for fine service with style
  • Experience in high volume luxury style brand environments incorporating luxury service
  • Dedication to the job first and foremost, driven and committed to training and working alongside the General Manager to raise new standards and become the leader of the top performing restaurant in London
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best kitchen talent
  • A searing ambition to achieve the ultimate in terms of career goals and to become and achieve so much more than you are today!

The Rewards

  • A basic salary of c£70,000 negotiable
  • The confidence that you are launching and running the property of a globally recognised and respected business and you have a truly awesome future!

Next Step

If you would like to be considered for this truly amazing position of Executive Head Chef, in the first instance please contact me, Mark Coton. Please be assured that your application will be treated in the strictest of confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Executive Head Chef applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from me within 3 working days, thank you for your interest in the position, but please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Restaurant Manager – Private Member’s Club – London

Assistant Manager, Assistant Restaurant Manager, PrIvate Members Club, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£36000
Central London, Mayfair
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Assistant Restaurant Manager – Iconic Private Member’s Club – Central London – salary in excess of £36,000+

The Company

Our client is a well-loved establishment and mainstay name. Wellness facilities, marble staircases, a lavish, high-ceilinged bar, an extensive events programme alongside first-class accommodation, dining and leisure options. This monumental name in the industry is now looking for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join the fantastic team in this historic venue.

The Restaurant

A very formal arrangement serving lunch and dinner to a well-respected and much-loved long-term standing clientele. The restaurant seats c80 guests, features a classic menu supported by an exceptional wine list featuring some of the best wines in the world.

What We Are Looking For

The successful Assistant Restaurant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • A style that is formal and informed, interested and interesting
  • A demeanour that is relaxed but attentive
  • Strong on figures and projects justifying staff and expenditure, back office skills to ensure that the operation achieves budgeted targets in terms of revenue
  • Excellent people-management skills with the natural ability to lead, motivate, manage, train and develop a team of dedicated young professionals to achieve impeccable standards
  • A Restaurant Management background demonstrating experience gained from working in rated establishments, the likes of which are to be found in guide books.
  • Impeccable standards to ensure that all guests receive the very best attention whilst ensuring discretion at all times.
  • Polished restaurant service skills coupled with a broad wine knowledge.
  • Excellent employment references

The Rewards

  • A salary to exceed £36k
  • A 40-hour working week with every Sunday off
  • Christmas bonus
  • Uniform supplied
  • Fantastic work/life balance and excellent working conditions

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Assistant Restaurant Manager please apply, in strict confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant – London

Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£26000
East London
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Assistant Manager – Flagship Fresh Food Restaurant – East London

£26,000

The Company

Founded just a few years ago this business has won many an award for just being so incredibly good at what it does, serving a glorious menu that has become loved by many a discerning diner. With a clutch of sites in the pipe this business is widely tipped as one to watch. Due to internal promotion, we are now looking for an amazing floor-focused Assistant Manager.

The successful General Manager will:

  • Be a ‘Nice Person’ – very important!
  • Be an Assistant Manager/ Floor Manager in a busy, highly thought of, casual dining restaurant and at the top of your game.
  • Have drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team.
  • Have a natural ability to weave Passion and Pride into the business, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the unique experience for which this fabulous restaurant group has become so widely recognised.
  • A dedication to training and developing young teams to reach stretching but achievable goals.
The Rewards
  • A salary of £26,000
  • Great progression prospects
  • A fresh food, individualistic operation
  • Superb work/life balance

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this truly exceptional Assistant Manager opportunity, please contact me, Mark Coton attaching a copy of your CV in word format. I look forward to hearing from you.

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

 

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General Manager – Fantastic Fresh Grill Restaurant – London £50k+

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£50000
Central London
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General Manager – Flagship Fresh Food Grill Restaurant – Central London

£50,000 + Bonus

The Company

Founded just a few years ago this business has won many an award for just being so incredibly good at what it does, serving a simple grill menu that has become loved by many a discerning diner. With a clutch of sites open and more in the pipe this business is widely tipped as one to watch. Due to internal promotion, we are now looking for an amazing General Manager.

The successful General Manager will:

  • Be a ‘Nice Person’ – very important!
  • Be a General Manager in a busy, highly thought of, casual dining restaurant and at the top of your game.
  • Have extensive experience of running a restaurant with an annual turnover in excess of £5m.
  • Have drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team.
  • Have a natural ability to weave Passion and Pride into the business, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the unique experience for which this fabulous restaurant group has become so widely recognised.
  • Be ably capable of managing a large team (there are 50 waiters)
  • A dedication to training and developing young teams to reach stretching but achievable goals.
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation the next steps is Operations Manager

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this truly exceptional General Manager opportunity, please contact me, Mark Coton attaching a copy of your CV in word format. I look forward to hearing from you.

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

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mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Food & Beverage Director Flagship Hotel of International Group, London

Food & Beverage, Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£70000
Central London
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Director of Food & Beverage – Landmark 5* Luxury Hotel – Central London

£70,000+ (Negotiable) + Bonus + Extensive Benefits

The Company

Our client, operates the full spectrum of hotels all over the globe and is universally recognised for the quality of their employment and realising the ambitions of their people.

The Operation

A luxury 5* Flagship Hotel with some 250 beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites. The property features various attractive all day dining opportunities, some more formal than others, together with a number of beautiful Conference and Events Rooms plus 24 Hour Room Service. Food and Beverage combined achieves a turnover of c£10m per annum.

Who Are Looking For?

The successful Director of Food & Beverage will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An impressive and progressive career in Food & Beverage culminating in the role of Director of Food and Beverage in a highly respected 4* Luxury or 5* Hotel as a Director in a ‘World Class City’.
  • Strong strategic and analytical traits coupled with exceptional leadership skills.
  • A naturally warm and capacious personality with the sharp vision and grit essential to evolve the business in an ever competitive environment.
  • A burning desire to join a modern, progressive global business where you will undoubtedly find career development. The opportunity to progress to General Manager either at this property or perhaps elsewhere within the group would be natural progression for the role holder of Director of Food & Beverage.

The Rewards

  • A salary of c£70,000
  • Achievable Bonus Package (OT – £14,000)
  • Usual Executive Benefits
  • Career Progression within the Group

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Director of Food & Beverage opportunity, please apply attaching a copy of your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Director of Food & Beverage applicants will be contacted. We are sorry but If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Area Manager – Established Branded Restaurant Group – South East £100k

Area Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£100000
Greater London
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Area Manager – Package worth £100,000

Leading, Big Brand High Volume Restaurant Group – South-East England

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit an Area Manager for one of the UK’s most respected branded restaurant groups. This fabulous company is a highly respected, dominant PLC with copious hospitality sites across the UK. Widely recognised as offering one of the best training and development packages in the industry the company attracts exceptional talent ensuring that they maintain their competitive edge.

Who Are We Looking For?

Successful Area Manager candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of five year’s Management experience within the hospitality/retail sector, ideally gained from working with one of the high street’s branded restaurant chains
  • Experience as an Area Manager but with the scope and the aptitude to be developed
  • Fabulous people skills with the natural ability to inspire others
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver brand standards
  • Naturally organised and very motivational with exceptional training skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised and the drive to manage a £multi-million area
  • An infectious and magnetic personality, a quick-wit coupled with an abundance of entrepreneurial flair

The Rewards

  • A basic salary of between £40,000 – £65,000 depending on experience
  • A very exciting bonus scheme worth a further 75%
  • Car/mileage allowance
  • Healthcare & Pension
  • Unrivaled Career prospects
  • Other exceptional benefits!

What’s next?

If you would like to know more about this fantastic Area Manager role please apply, attaching a copy of your CV in WORD FORMAT, in total confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Area Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from me within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work in the UK to apply for these roles.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Recruitment Manager – Luxury Retail and Restaurant Group – London

Recruitment Manager

£42000
Central London
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‘At the Top of your Game?”

Recruitment Manager – Established Retail & Restaurant Group – London

Package £42,000

“This role will suit a Recruitment Manager who demands Autonomy and craves the Opportunity to create their Department their way to deliver Sensational Results”

The Company

Led by a super motivated and highly charged Senior Management Team our client is a uniquely dynamic restaurant and retail business established in London some 10 years ago. With a loyal and discerning burgeoning ‘fan base’ the concept is centred around one fabulous, much-loved product. Have grown to some 30 sites in well heeled pockets of the Capital (and a smattering just outside London) they are poised to open a handful of fresh sites in the coming months. This NOT one of your Run of the Mill Recruitment Manager roles!

The Requirements

The Successful and Sensational Recruitment Manager will demonstrate the following:

  • A searing passion for ‘Hospitality’
  • A results-focused individual who can demonstrate leadership qualities and experience in recruitment delivery
  • The burning desire to create your own department on a blank canvas
  • The clear capability to integrate an ATS to the business to capture the very best talent that Hospitality/Retail has to offer.
  • Well versed in managing a busy workload with a true understanding of the full recruitment cycle
  • A quick-wit coupled with an abundance of entrepreneurial flair

The Rewards on offer for the Recruitment Manager

  • Package £42,000
  • Terrific Career Prospects with the Group
  • Genuine Work / Down Time Balance!
  • The knowledge that you are in at the right time, recruited to make a seismic sea change, at a key juncture in this “beautiful business’” evolution.

Next Steps

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for absolutely fabulous Recruitment Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton, attaching a copy of your CV in Word Format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Recruitment Manager candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we are only able to reply to successful applicants, if you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance, Sorry! You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work here to apply for this Recruitment Manager role.

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nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Recruitment Manager – Quality & Established Restaurant Group – London

Pub, Bars & Restaurants, Recruitment Manager

£38000
Central London, North London, West London
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Group Recruitment Manager – Established Restaurant Group – London £38k

Package: £38,000 plus Bonus Potential plus Benefits

The Company

Our client is a highly respected restaurant business having operated in London for over 10 years. In their inception, centred around one basic and much-loved product, they became well known for never cutting corners along with their obdurate thirst for quality. They soon branched out and expanded their product offering to where today they offer a day-time eating experience that is second to none in more than 30 sites across the Capital. Due to the exciting times ahead for the Group they are now looking for an experienced Recruitment Manager to join the team.

The Requirements

The Successful Recruitment Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A ‘Caterer’ at heart with a passion for ‘Hospitality’
  • A results-focused individual who can demonstrate leadership qualities and experience in recruitment delivery
  • Enthusiasm for proactively and professionally managing client relationships and team members
  • Well versed in managing a busy workload with a great understanding of the full recruitment cycle
  • The passion and drive to manage upwards
  • A quick-wit coupled with an abundance of entrepreneurial flair

The Rewards on offer for the Recruitment Manager

  • Salary of up to £38,000 depending on experience
  • Bonus potential worth a further 10-20%
  • Terrific Career Prospects with the Group
  • Other exceptional benefits / discounts
  • Genuine Work / Down Time Balance!

Next Steps

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Recruitment Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton, attaching a copy of your CV in Word Format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Recruitment Manager candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we are only able to reply to successful applicants, if you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work here to apply for this Recruitment Manager role.

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Restaurant Manager – Luxury Mayfair Club – Mayfair – £50,000 Package

PrIvate Members Club, Restaurant Manager

£50000
Central London
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Restaurant Manager – Luxury Mayfair Club – Mayfair – £40,000 + Extensive Gratuities

The Company

Our client operates a world-renowned luxury private members club in Mayfair famous for attracting A List Celebrities and Dignitaries.

The Restaurant

An exclusive, established 40 capacity dining room that operates 7 days per week from 12pm to 2am serving multi-ethnic cuisine to a very discerning international clientele.

What We Are Looking For

The successful Restaurant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • Upbeat Positive Attitude
  • An exceptional Restaurant Management background demonstrating experience gained from working in high-end operations, extensive experience of working in a 5* luxury private club or high-end hotel restaurant, is absolutely essential.
  • Impeccable standards to ensure that all guests receive the very best attention whilst ensuring discretion at all times.
  • Highly polished restaurant service skills coupled with a broad wine knowledge.
  • Strong commercial skills to ensure that the operation achieves budgeted targets in terms of revenue.
  • Excellent people-management skills (10 staff) with the natural ability to lead, motivate, manage, train and develop a team of dedicated professionals to achieve impeccable standards.
  • Naturally warm and engaging personality.
  • Experience of or keen interest in Arabic, Chinese and Indian cuisine
  • Excellent employment references.

The Rewards

  • A very generous remuneration package (basic and cash tips)
  • Sumptuous working environment
  • Progression within this international company

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Restaurant Manager please apply, in strict confidence to Ania Jezusek. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Restaurant Manager applicants will be contacted. We are sorry but If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Food & Beverage Manager – Luxury Casino and Private Club – Mayfair – £70K Package

Food & Beverage, PrIvate Members Club

£70000
Mayfair
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Food & Beverage Manager – Luxury Casino and Private Club – Mayfair

£55,000 + Extensive Gratuities

The Business

Our client operates a world-renowned luxury casino and private members club in Mayfair famous for attracting A List Celebrities and Dignitaries and they are now seeking to recruit atop Food & Beverage Manager.

The Responsibilities of the Food & Beverage Manager

  • Managing the food and drink operation across the venue including a public bar and events space and a private casino bar and sumptuous dining room
  • 3 HODs (Executive Chef, Bar Manager and Restaurant Manager)

Essential Requirements of the Food & Beverage Manager

  • An upbeat and positive attitude and be approachable to team members at all levels
  • A natural ‘presence’ and the ability to inspire confidence in all key stakeholders and customers
  • The ability to lead, develop and train their team to the highest standards
  • The proven track record of delivering the above in similar high quality environments
  • The clear understand the mechanics of a P&L – you will be ultimately responsible for achieving departmental profit
  • Experience of running high end bars profitably and a clear understanding of high end restaurant service
  • Ideal but NOT essential you will be familiar with the casino business model

The Rewards

  • A salary of £55,000
  • Extensive Tronc/Gratuities
  • Luxurious/glamorous work environment!

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Food and Beverage Manager opportunity, please email me, Ania Jezusek. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Food and Beverage Manager applicants will be contacted. Sorry but if you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

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nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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(New Opening) General Manager – Multi-Michelin Starred Group – Central London

£45000
Central London
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(New Opening) General Manager – Multi-Michelin Starred Group – Central London

c£45k annual salary

The Business

Firmly positioned as ‘the one to watch’ this London restaurant group has attracted unrivalled attention over recent years and has been awarded a clutch of Michelin stars and National Awards for the excellence of their restaurants. The group is privately owned and is led by a team of formidably talented restaurateurs, the business is poised to evolve over the coming 6 months with the opening of new and pioneering concept which is sure to ‘wow’ as they have done to date.

What We Are Looking for in the General Manager

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An infectious personality, broad base of experience and a top class pedigree gained from working in (Michelin/Multi-Rosetted) high end London/World City establishments.
  • Logical career progression demonstrated by a steady and consistent career culminating in a current General Manager position in a noted business/es attracting critical culinary acclaim
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build and develop a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results
  • A flexible approach as the business will operate a plethora of diverse yet top quality hospitality operations and attract the most discerning of diners
  • A modern management style and exceptional training skills

The Rewards on offer for the General Manager

  • c£45,000 per annum
  • Exceptional career opportunities with this highly ambitious and expansive restaurant group
  • The confidence that you are probably working for London’s most attractive and progressive quality restaurant group!

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please email me, Ania Jezusek including a copy of your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable General Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

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nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head Chef (New Opening) – Critically Acclaimed Asian Restaurant Group – Central London

£50000
Central London
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Head Chef (New Opening) – Critically Acclaimed Asian Restaurant Group – Central London

£50,000 Base Salary

The Business

Firmly positioned as ‘the one to watch’ this authentic high end restaurant group has attracted unrivalled attention over recent years and has been awarded a host of accolades and National Awards reflective of their excellence. The group is led by a team of formidably talented restaurateurs, the business is poised to evolve over the coming 6 months with the opening of new and pioneering concept which is sure to ‘wow’ and prove to be one of the biggest Restaurant openings of 2017.

The Head Chef

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A deep knowledge of upscale Asian Cooking
  • Responsible, dedicated and a strong leadership with the ability to manage a large brigade of talented, highly ambitious chefs
  • The ability to train and develop your team supportively and professionally
  • Excellent organisational and good time management skills
  • At least two years’ experience working in a similar role and possess excellent food presentation skills working in high end, busy Critically Acclaimed (Multi-Rosette or Michelin starred) establishments.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure are key, along with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong cost control skills and the know how to manage right margins on payroll and food ensuring the business is as profitable as possible

The Rewards on offer for the Head Chef

  • c£50,000 per annum
  • Exceptional career opportunities with this highly ambitious and expansive restaurant group
  • The confidence that you are probably working for London’s most progressive restaurant groups! Now that’s exciting…

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Head Chef opportunity, please email me, Ania Jezusek including a copy of your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Head Chef candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

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nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Regional Manager – Established, Progressive Hotel Group = Midlands and North

£65000
Midlands & North
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Area Manager/Regional Manager (6 Properties) – Established, Progressive Hotel Group – Midlands and North

Salary in the region of £65,000+ + Company Car plus Benefits

The Company

Our client is a dynamic, respected, mid-market hotel group based in the UK with a clutch of property overseas seeking a driven, entrepreneurial Area Manager/Regional Manager.

The Required Experience for the Area Manager/Regional Manager:

The successful Area Manager/Regional Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong Business and financial acumen
  • Tertiary Education in Hospitality/Leisure (Degree Level preferred)
  • Desire to collaborate and ability to persuade
  • Well-developed presentation skills, analytical abilities and written and verbal skills.
  • Self-motivated, proven ability to drive results through collaboration with others.
  • Ability to interface across all support functions, revenue management, finance, sales, marketing, risk management, legal, and human resources
  • Thorough understanding of financial statements, budgets, payroll process and cost inventory control
  • Knowledge of food & beverage, hotel operations and project management
  • 3-5 years of multi-property supervision; 10+ years in hotel management

Responsibilities of the Area Manager/Regional Manager:

  • To ensure that the six designated hotels are seeking and developing every opportunity to maximise revenues and profit
  • To work closely with head office specialists to maximise all sales and marketing opportunities
  • To ensure that the Managers are developing their HODs to their full potential and that Managers/Hotels are fully compliant with all current legislation
  • Supervising the Regional Team
  • To provide leadership in the development and execution of business strategies for the hotels, including the development of strategic business plan to maximise profitability
  • To establish on going communication and building positive engagement with the group’s CEO and Head Office Support Team
  • To maximise profitability and revenue for portfolio
  • To work with the Hotels based and Head Office support teams to drive revenue in all areas of the business and execute strategies to outperform the comp set in RevPar and deliver maximum revenue potential
  • To provide oversight to property teams on prioritizing focused activities to drive results and ensure accurate forecasting, budgeting, scheduling, payroll control and other management expenses
  • To set the vision and clear expectations for the Hotels to achieve guest satisfaction scores and Brand Quality Assurance
  • To ensure training is delivered which effectively empowers employees to problem solve and creates a warm welcoming environment throughout the Hotels
  • To support and promote relevant training to develop skills required to meet or exceed guest service standards
  • To drive high levels of associate engagement
  • To have a good working knowledge of multiple brand standards and expectations
  • To be free to travel extensively around the six properties and beyond!

The Rewards

  • Salary in the region of £65,000+
  • Company Car
  • Bonus Potential
  • Career Advancement
  • Discount for Friends and Family
  • Company pension

Next Steps

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Area Manager/Regional Manager opportunity, please email me, Nicholas Charles attaching a copy of your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Area Manager/Regional Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant – Manchester – £36k

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£36000
Manchester
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General Manager – Progressive Fresh Food Restaurant Group – Manchester

£36,000 inc. Bonus

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London and the UK. The business is owner operated, well-funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoy the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

What We Are Looking For

Successful General Managers will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 3 years General Manager service within a well-established branded environment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience
  • Strong Financial Skills
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to lead and obtain successful results

The Rewards

  • A salary package of up to £36,000 depending on experience including a generous, achievable General Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of running a secluded site
  • Career Progression within the Group

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton, including your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable General Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 2 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Group Recruitment Manager – Quality & Established Restaurant Group – London

Pub, Bars & Restaurants, Recruitment Manager

£45000
Central London, West London
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Package: £45,000 plus Bonus Potential plus Benefits

 

The Company

Our client is a highly respected restaurant business having operated in London for over 10 years. In their inception, centred around one basic and much-loved product, they became well known for never cutting corners along with their obdurate thirst for quality. They soon branched out and expanded their product offering to where today they offer a day-time eating experience that is second to none in more than 30 sites across the Capital. Due to the exciting times ahead for the Group they are now looking for an experienced Recruitment Manager to join the team.

 

The Requirements

The Successful Recruitment Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A ‘Caterer’ at heart with a passion for ‘Hospitality’
  • A results-focused individual who can demonstrate leadership qualities and experience in recruitment delivery
  • Enthusiasm for proactively and professionally managing client relationships and team members
  • Well versed in managing a busy workload with a great understanding of the full recruitment cycle
  • The passion and drive to manage upwards
  • A quick-wit coupled with an abundance of entrepreneurial flair

 

The Rewards on offer for the Recruitment Manager

  • Salary of up to £45,000 depending on experience
  • Bonus potential
  • Terrific Career Prospects with the Group
  • Other exceptional benefits / discounts
  • Genuine Work / Down Time Balance!

 

Next Steps

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Recruitment Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton, attaching a copy of your CV in Word Format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Recruitment Manager candidates will be contacted. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we are only able to reply to successful applicants, if you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work here to apply for this Recruitment Manager role.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Sales Manager – International Luxury Serviced Apartment Group

£35000
Holborn
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SALES MANAGER – INTERNATIONAL SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP

The Company

Our client, is an established, international, dynamic, progressive, company providing serviced apartment accommodation to the leisure and corporate market. Due to their continued success, and growth strategy, this global company is actively seeking to appoint a Sales Manager to develop further the London market. A key difference with this group is that, a large percentage of their property portfolio is owned by the company resulting in an exceptionally strong balance sheet underpinning unparalleled growth.

The Role

The prime function of this role is to develop new and profitable business streams through winning new business with international companies and SMEs in an agreed geographic location and on a wider basis for the greater good of the business. The position requires UK (and overseas travel) and flexibility around overnight ‘away stays’.

The Successful Sales Manager candidate will:

  • Be able to easily establish, influence, build and maintain relationships with key decision makers in global, multi – national companies and SMEs in order to negotiate and develop profitable and sustainable business
  • Produce client specific proposals and attend prospective client meetings and presentations, at all times aiming to persuade prospects/clients of the benefits of the company’s products and services
  • Manage the sales process from initial opportunity through to the securing of the contract and ensuring successful implementation of setting up new accounts
  • Attend exhibitions, conferences, networking events where appropriate to win new business and consolidate relationships with existing accounts
  • Be able to demonstrate a background in indentifying new business opportunities and ultimately winning that business, developing the client relationship forward and working the referral network to maximise business opportunities
  • Have a clear understanding of key business issues and a proven track record in overcoming these issues with services and knowledge
  • Have natural and effective planning and organisational skills
  • Hold a Driving License (preferable but not essential)
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary c£35,000
  • Generous Achievable Bonus which is UNCAPPED!
  • Exceptional Career Development Opportunities
  • Excellent Working Conditions

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Sous Chef – Fresh Food Casual Dining Restaurant – London £25k

Pub, Bars & Restaurants, Sous Chef

£25000
Canary Wharf, Central London, East London, Mayfair, North London, South London, West London
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Sous Chef – Established British Restaurant & Bar – Central London

 

Up to £25,000 plus tronc

 

The Company

Our client is a highly respected, restaurant and bar business with a decent number of hospitality sites across London. Widely recognised as offering one of the best training and development packages in the industry the company attracts exceptional talent ensuring that they maintain their competitive edge. The company is privately owned, encourages entrepreneurialism and is very well funded.

 

What We Are Looking for in a Sous Chef

The successful Sous Chef, who may be looking for his/her first Sous Chef position, will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Good organisation skills and the ability to work in a busy, standards driven environment
  • Busy restaurant experience (possibly from a quality branded restaurant group/chain) working as a Sous or Head Chef/Kitchen Manager
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instill confidence in your team of dedicated professionals
  • Experience of stock management and ordering
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards on offer for the Sous Chef

  • A salary of up to £25,000 depending on experience
  • A percentage of service
  • Totally awesome career prospects
  • A great, non-corporate work environment entrenched in history and some of London’s most beautiful venues

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Sous Chef opportunity, please email Mark Coton with your CV in word format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry but due to time constraints only suitable Sous Chef applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Luxury 4* Boutique Hotel – Hertfordshire – c£45k

Apart Hotel General manager, Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£45000
Hertfordshire
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GENERAL MANAGER – LUXURY 4* BOUTIQUE HOTEL – HERTFORDSHIRE

 

The Company

Our client is a dynamic, respected,leading mid-market hotel group based in the UK with a clutch of property overseas.

 

The Property

This fabulous Tudor-style mansion property overlooks beautiful landscaped gardens and features 50-bedrooms, offering the most stunning Hertfordshire wedding venues for ceremonies and receptions.

 

The Successful General Manager Candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a strong 4* or 5* hotel management background holding a senior management position.
  • Be responsible directly to the Group CEO.
  • Recruit, train, manage and motivate a first class team of dedicated professionals to give exceptional customer service.
  • Have extensive rooms and particularly private events development experience gained from working in 4* or 5* star properties.
  • Be a natural leader with an affinity to recruitment, training and staff development.
  • Have the clear ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Be ambitious to progress within this exceptional dynamic expanding organisation.

 

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary c£45,000+
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions

 

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience to make a success of this General Manager position and would like to apply for the role please send me a copy of your CV, in word format, to me, Ania Jezusek

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Established Luxury 4* Hotel – Central London – c£75k

Apart Hotel General manager, Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£75000
Central London
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GENERAL MANAGER – LUXURY 4* HOTEL – CENTRAL LONDON

 

The Company

Our client is a dynamic, respected,leading mid-market hotel group based in the UK with a clutch of property overseas.

 

The Property

This fabulous classic Georgian listed property stands proudly stands overlooking beautiful gardens with views of an iconic London promenade. Featuring 400-bedrooms and offering a range of classic and modern dining options of seasonal menu, featuring traditional and modern classics, created by our Head Chef or authentic Malaysian cuisine.

 

The Successful General Manager Candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a strong 4* or 5* hotel management background holding a senior management position.
  • Be responsible directly to the Group CEO.
  • Recruit, train, manage and motivate a first class team of dedicated professional to give exceptional customer service.
  • Have extensive rooms and particularly sales development experience gained from working in 4* or 5* star properties.
  • Be a natural leader with an affinity to recruitment, training and staff development.
  • Have the clear ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Be ambitious to progress with this exceptional dynamic expanding organisation.

 

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – c£75,000+
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions

 

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience to make a success of this General Manager position and would like to apply for the role please send me a copy of your CV, in word format, to me, Ania Jezusek

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager (Clear Route through to Multi-Unit Manager) Flagship Southbank

£50000
Central London
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General Manager – Flagship Site [Clear route through to Multi-Site Management] – Established, Progressive Fresh Food Restaurant Collection – Central London

The Company

Founded some ten years ago, this exceptional collection of fresh food restaurants has recently re-sown its roots with the appointment of a Operations Director idolising the make-up and very soul of this truly exciting privately owned company. Currently with a clutch of prime location sites, the offer is freshly prepared dishes using the best possible ingredients. The company continues on a measured but exciting expansion plan with sites in Dubai and the US and promotional prospects within the company are exceptional.

The General Manager

The successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven extensive experience as a senior General Manager in a high-volume restaurant/food retail business
  • The craving to progress to Area/Multi-Site Manager and oversee a number of high performing sites in growth
  • A mind for marketing, business development marketing and/or events management
  • Gregarious, naturally sunny, service led personality
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the quality of experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A keen desire to lead a driven team to achieve impressive results

The Rewards on offer for an General Manager

  • A base salary of up to £50,000 (depending on experience) plus an achievable bonus making a package worth c£65,000
  • A Full 8 weeks worth of training to ensure that you understand and can action all facets of restaurant management
  • A role where your marketing and business ideas will be heard and even more expected!
  • Career Progression within the Collection with progression to Area/Multi-Site Management
  • The knowledge that you are working with people of like-minded views who will support and develop you!
  • Am imminent £300k rebrand/makeover to make the phenomenal business ever more successful!

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Restaurant Manager – 5-star Hotel & Fine-Dining Restaurant – Berkshire £32k

Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Hotels & Serviced Apartments, Pub, Bars & Restaurants, Restaurant Manager

£32500
Berkshire
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Restaurant Manager – Magnificent 5 * Hotel and Fine Dining Restaurant –
Berkshire

Up to £32,500 (depending on experience) + tronc + bonus potential

 

The Business

Luxury Country House Hotel and Spa with 70-rooms set in 240 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland it is the only hotel in the UK with its own polo fields and equestrian centre with stabling. This magnificent property is a part of a prestigious hotel group. The Hotel offers a fantastic dining experience with exciting, local, fresh and seasonal changing menus, created by their highly acclaimed award-winning Chef, who is looking to progress and achieve 4 Rosettes and a Michelin Star.

 

What We Are Looking for in a Restaurant Manager

The successful Restaurant Manager candidate will have at least 1-2 years’ previous experience within a 3 rosette or Michelin establishment and will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An infectious personality, broad base of experience and a top class pedigree
  • A unswerving eye for detail and a passion for offering exceptional guest service
  • Experienced in every aspect of the restaurant and bar and have excellent product knowledge of both food and wine
  • Logical career progression demonstrated by a steady and consistent career culminating in you presently working as a Restaurant Manager
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build and develop a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results
  • Manage and deliver an effective training and development system for all restaurant staff to ensure that they meet the group’s required high standards and develop in their roles

 

The Rewards on offer for the Restaurant Manager

  • Up to £32,500 (depending on experience) + tronc +bonus potential
  • Childcare Voucher
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical care
  • Exceptional career opportunities with this highly ambitious and expansive hotel group
  • Meals on shift and staff drinks
  • 28 days’ holiday
  • Staff and family discounts

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Restaurant Manager opportunity, please email me, Ania Jezusek including a copy of your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Restaurant Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Restaurant Manager “Quite Simply THE BEST” – Bicester £30k+

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£26000
Bicester, Oxfordshire
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Assistant General Manager – ‘One of the UK’s most Respected Employers’ – Biscester Village

  • Package (of Basic + Bonus) to £30,000+ plus bundles of exceptional benefits PLUS a structured career path to ensure career development

 

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit for one of the UK’s most established (founded in the late 80’s) and respected high street food retailers. With stunning shops (over 350 worldwide including around 200 in London), the passion for the business that exudes from each and every one of their employees is akin to a cult and just as legendary is their training package. And what’s really exciting is that the door is now open for new highly skilled Assistant General Managers.

 

Who Are We Looking For?

A successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of two years management/supervisory experience within hospitality/retail possibly gained from working with one of the high street’s branded bar or restaurant chains
  • Fabulous People Skills with the natural ability to inspire others
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver terrific brand standards
  • Natural organisational skills and drive coupled with top training skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • A love of numbers, this is a very detailed business with trend and prediction playing a key part of the business day!
  • An infectious and magnetic personality twinned with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A genuinely positive attitude and a desire to deliver the absolute best

 

The Rewards

  • A base salary of up to £26,000 plus bonus so you can achieve over £30k
  • A 16 week training scheme that extends and flexes to your needs to ensure you are receiving the correct support to achieve your goals
  • Promotional Prospects – the opportunity to learn all the aspects for the running of a business
  • Company discounts, Life Insurance and Private Healthcare from day one
  • Free food and drink on-shift
  • The confidence that you are working for one of ‘the very best in the business’

 

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Assistant General Manager please apply to me, Mark Coton, including a copy of your CV in a WORD DOC. FORMAT. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry but due to time constraints only suitable Assistant General Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Fantastic Fresh Food Restaurant, Oxford – £19k

Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants, Supervisor

£19000
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Assistant Manager

Award Winning, Established & Expanding Fresh Food Company

Oxford – £19,000 + benefits

 

The Company

The inspiration for the food and design of this strong, expanding fresh food company is an interpretation of the many famous Taquerias of San Francisco. Inspired by new trends, they are dedicated to serving authentic classic street-food dishes using high quality produce at great prices. The restaurant’s commitment to sourcing high-quality ingredients results in an experience to delight all.

 

The Operation

Gordon Charles Recruitment is proud to have been asked to recruit an Assistant Manager for one of the UK’s most exciting and newest fresh food groups (9 sites open, 3 of those this year, and growing!). The training is exceptional as are the prospects for career development with the Founders’ dedicated to promotion from within wherever possible through a structured training programme to ensure continual development through the ranks.The natural culture central to this award winning company is fuelled by bright, informed, driven individuals who instinctively recognise what great service looks like and strive to offer ridiculously good food, from scratch every day.

Successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • A proven track record gained from working as a Supervisor/Manager in some of the UK’s most respected restaurants or hospitality-led retail outlets
  • A natural affinity to exceptional service standards and a highly engaging personality
  • A driven and totally committed individual who is both tenacious and intuitive
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the brand has become widely recognised
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team to achieve challenging goals

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of £19,000
  • Great potential in a growing business
  • Company discounts
  • The confidence that you are working for a family-owned, family-run business

 

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Assistant Manager please apply to Mark Coton including a copy of your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry but due to time constraints only suitable Assistant Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head of Facilities/Facilities Manager – 5* Private Members Club, Mayfair, London W1 (Position Filled)

Engineer, Hotels & Serviced Apartments, PrIvate Members Club

£45000
Central London, Mayfair
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Head of Facilities & IT Manager

5* Luxury Private Members Club, Mayfair, London W1

The Establishment

Occupying a Grade 1 Listed building this highly prestigious Central London 5* property features 40 well-appointed bedrooms, a spectacular restaurant, numerous beautiful private dining rooms, sumptuous reception rooms and a fabulous walled terrace.

The Opportunity

The Head of Facilities/Facilities Manager is responsible for all plant; services and maintenance operations associated the property. To include, but not be limited to, the fabric of the building from roof to basement, Gas, Electric, Water, Telephone System, CCTV and is very much a role focused on preventative maintenance to avoid unforeseen down time in services or facilities. The Head of Facilities/Facilities Manager position also encompasses a watching brief over IT and IT system maintenance and will require the individual to be the conduit between the property and the appointed IT contractors.

The property is generally in good shape having had an extensive refurbishment in recent years.

The successful Head of Facilities/Facilities Manager will have:

  • Excellent communication skills and ‘legendary’ attention to detail
  • A very high standard of personal presentation
  • A Can-Do Will-Do attitude coupled with practicality and common sense
  • Confidence, professionalism and a welcoming personality
  • A propensity for Punctuality and Reliability
  • Project Management experience, this is a very progressive business and there are ambitions to enhance the business in order to improve the Member’s experience and enjoyment.
  • The requisite Health & Safety qualifications (including Gas Safe) and experience and be continually abreast of current & changing legislation to ensure compliance across the property
  • A good knowledge of Hotel Fire & Evacuation procedures, Hotel Security Procedures and The Health and Safety procedures.
  • A good level of fitness, this is a hands-on role!

The Rewards

  • A salary of between £40,000 to £45,000 (DOE)
  • Paid Annual Holidays including time off over Christmas and New Year
  • A really welcoming and friendly team environment
  • Quality working environment

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to apply for this Head of Facilities/Facilities Manager position please send me a copy of your CV to Nick Charles at nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to Head of Facilities/Facilities Manager applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head Housekeeper – Leading 5* Private Members Club – Mayfair

PrIvate Members Club

£30000
Central London, Mayfair
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Head Housekeeper

5* Luxury Private Members Club, Mayfair, London W1

The Establishment

Occupying a Grade 1 Listed building this highly prestigious Central London 5* property features 40 well-appointed bedrooms, a spectacular restaurant, numerous beautiful private dining rooms, sumptuous reception rooms and a fabulous walled terrace.

The Opportunity

The Head Housekeeper will be ultimately responsible for ensuring that all 40 bedrooms are in tip-top conditions awaiting the arrival of the Club’s discerning overnight guests

The property is generally in good shape having had an extensive refurbishment in recent years.

The successful Head Housekeeper will have:

  • Experience gained from working as a Head Housekeeper in a 4* or 5* property
  • Excellent communication skills and ‘legendary’ attention to detail
  • A very high standard of personal presentation
  • A Can-Do Will-Do attitude coupled with practicality and common sense
  • Confidence, professionalism and a warm and welcoming personality
  • A propensity for Punctuality and Reliability
  • Excellent management skills with the ability to run a cosmopolitan band of dedicated housekeepers to achieve excellent results
  • A flexible approach with the natural willingness to assist elsewhere in the Club to ensure that the Member’s to enjoy an excellent all-round experience.

The Rewards

  • A salary of around £30,000
  • Paid Annual Holidays including time off over Christmas and New Year
  • A really welcoming and friendly team environment
  • Quality working environment, the property is, in essence, to a magnificent 5* Country House Hotel in London.

What Next? 

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to apply for this Head Housekeeper position please send me a copy of your CV to me, Nick Charles

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to Head Housekeeper applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Opening General Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant Group – Bath

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£32000
Bath, Somerset
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General Manager – New Opening, Progressive Restaurant Group – Bath

 

£32,000 + Bonus + Benefits

 

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is owner operated, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

 

What We Are Looking for in a General Manager

The successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 2 years General Manager service within a well-established branded environment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as a General Manager
  • Strong Financial Skills
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instill confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of up to £32,000 depending on experience
  • Generous, achievable General Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of opening a new site
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant General Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant – London £27k

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£27000
Central London
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Assistant General Manager – (New Site) Progressive Restaurant Group – Soho

 

£27,000 + Bonus

 

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is owner operated, well-funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoy the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

 

What We Are Looking For

Successful Assistant General Managers will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 2 years Assistant General Manager service within a well-established branded environment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as an Assistant General Manager
  • Strong Financial Skills
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of up to £27,000 depending on experience
  • Generous, achievable Assistant General Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of opening a new site
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Assistant General Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton, including your CV in a WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant General Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 2 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant General Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant – London £38k+

Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£38000
Central London
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Assistant General Manager – Established, Progressive Fresh Food Restaurant Collection – London

 

The Company

Founded ten years ago, this eccentric collection of fresh food restaurants has recently re-sown its roots with the appointment of a CEO idolising the make-up and very soul of this truly exciting family-run company. Currently with 8 sites in London, the offer is freshly prepared dim sum, cocktails and chinese teas using the best possible ingredients. The company has embarked on a measured but exciting expansion plan including sites in Dubai, USA and India so promotional prospects within the company are exceptional.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant General Manager

A Successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Gregarious, naturally sunny, service led personality.
  • Proven experience as a Manager in a food-led business (restaurants, gastro-pubs, food retail)
  • A mind for marketing, business development marketing and/or events management
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team.
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the quality of experience for which the company has become recognised.
  • A keen desire to lead a driven team to achieve impressive results.

 

The Rewards on offer for an Assistant General Manager

  • A base salary of up to £32,000 depending on experience plus an achievable bonus making a package worth £38k+
  • A Full 6 weeks worth of training to ensure that you understand and can action all facets of restaurant management
  • A role where your marketing and business ideas will be heard and even more expected!
  • Career Progression within the Collection
  • The knowledge that you are working with people of like-minded views who will support you!

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Assistant Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant General Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work here to apply for this Assistant General Manager role.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant General Manager – Iconic Grill Restaurant – London – £35k

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£35000
Canary Wharf, Central London, East London, London City
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Assistant General Manager

Established, Quality Restaurant & Bar – London – £35,000 and more

 

The Company

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ London Restaurant and Bar scene. They have successfully operated restaurant and bar businesses in London for over 20 years. They now have an exciting opportunity for a proven Assistant General Manager to join their team.

 

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • The successful Assistant General Manager will have a proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s finest and busiest restaurants and bars
  • A solid working wine knowledge as well as a consistent, steadyrestaurant background
  • A naturally sunny personality
  • Great Service Skills with finely tuned attention to detail
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A good knowledge of Health and Safety
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop within the company
  • Ideally good experience of working with Micros

 

The Rewards

  • A package of £35,000 including tronc with more depending on experience
  • Knowledge that you are working one of the “best in the industry”
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business

 

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Assistant General Manager please apply to Mark Coton, I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant General Manager Applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant General Manager – Healthy Lifestyle Restaurant – London £35k

Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£30000
Central London, North London, West London
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REDEMPTION RESTAURANTS

“spoil yourself without spoiling yourself”

 

Assistant General Manager

Package £35,000

 

The Company

We are Redemption. www.redemptionbar.co.uk

We offer a 100% Vegan and alcohol-free dining experience. Our owners have been successful in the hospitality and business arenas for several years and already have eyes on Soho in 2017, further committing to our goal of opening five sites since five years of conception. We are now looking for a very strong, experienced and like-minded Assistant General Manager in order to help and support the operation across our Notting Hill and Shoreditch sites. Come and join the family!

 

The Operation

Two chic and savvy sites with a very loyal following of passionate, health-loving locals including A-list celebrities who have come to expect exceptional standards of food and service. Our business employs a dedicated team of 25 loyal and driven staff.

 

Who We Are Looking for in our Assistant General Manager

The successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • A natural industry professional that loves what they do and lives eats and breathes hospitality
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop a dedicated team of staff
  • The deep-set belief to just do things right with the simple attitude that nothing is too much bother
  • A burning desire for knowledge and thirst to take on more and more
  • A health-conscious individual, a green-thinking recycler and lover of our planet
  • Great service skills with a finely tuned attention to detail
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop their career and learn ALL aspects of the business

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of c£30,000 dependant on experience with a further £5,000 to be earned in bonus
  • Promotional Prospects – the opportunity to learn all the aspects for the running of a business from the Owners themselves
  • Share Options – wouldn’t you like to own a part of a business you are making successful?

 

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this cracking position of Assistant General Manager we would love to hear from you. In the first instance please contact our retained consultant Mark Coton at Gordon Charles forwarding a copy of your CV in word format. We look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry but due to time constraints only suitable Assistant General Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from Mark within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. Sorry!

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant Group – Bluewater £27k

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£27000
Dartford, East London, Essex, Kent, South London
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Assistant Manager – Fresh Food, Healthy Progressive Restaurant Group – Bluewater

£27,000 + Bonus + Benefits

 

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is owner operated, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant Manager

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 2 years Assistant Manager service within a well-established branded enviroment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as a General Manager
  • An understanding of financials
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience
  • Generous, achievable Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of opening a new site
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Assistant Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Front Office Manager – Property Management Specialists – London £28k

Apart Hotel Assistant Manager, Apart Hotel General manager, Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, General Manager, Hotels & Serviced Apartments, Pub, Bars & Restaurants, Retail

£28000
Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London
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FRONT OFFICE MANAGER – SPECIALIST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRM – CENTRAL LONDON

 

The Company

Gordon Charles Recruitment is very pleased to have been approached by a Specialist Property Management firm based in Central London to recruit the Front Office Manager for their Central London region with a background stemming from Hotels, Apartments, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs or Retail.

Our client works with a range of corporates, management companies and portfolio owners to provide management services across the southern region of the UK. The company’s belief is that effective communication is the key to good property management. Their employees are trained to provide clear management advice and problem solving support to leaseholders. The organisation is based on clearly defined and efficient systems which in turn help the staff provide the client with an exceptional property management service. Due to their continued success, and exceptional growth strategy, this international company is actively seeking to appoint a Front Office Manager to join the Central London based pro-active team with the understanding of Hospitality being the true focus of this individual.

 

The Role

The primary function of the Front Office Manager will include managing a property portfolio of private residential tenancies throughout Central London, liaising with tenants, landlords and contractors, registering deposits and building working relationships with tenants

 

The Successful Front Office Manager candidate will:

  • Have an extensive working knowledge in a hospitality-led customer-facing environment where the customer is king! This could stem from a background in Hotels, Apartments, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs or Retail
  • A responsibility and accountability that has been gained from managing a number of people in different job roles at the same time
  • Be able to easily establish, influence, build and maintain relationships with clients to develop profitable and sustainable business
  • Produce client specific proposals and attend prospective client meetings and presentations, at all times aiming to persuade prospects/clients of the benefits of the company’s products and services
  • Manage the sales process from initial opportunity through to the securing of the contract and ensuring successful implementation of setting up new accounts
  • Attend exhibitions, conferences, networking events where appropriate to win new business and consolidate relationships with existing accounts
  • Be able to demonstrate a background in identifying new business opportunities and ultimately winning that business, developing the client relationship forward and working the referral network to maximise business opportunities
  • Have a clear understanding of hospitality and a proven track record in overcoming these issues with services and knowledge
  • Have natural and effective planning and organisational skills
  • Hold a Driving License and possess the flexibility to travel across London
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation

 

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary of between £25k – £28k dependant on experience
  • Generous Achievable Bonus
  • Exceptional Career Development Opportunities
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection

 

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience to make a success of this Front Office Manager position and would like to apply for the role please send me a copy of your CV, in word format, to Mark Coton.

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work in the UK. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is dedicated to recruitment in the Hospitality Industry.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Events & Private Dining Rooms Sales Manager

Events Manager

£40000
Canary Wharf
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Events & Private Dining Rooms Sales Manager – High Profile London Restaurant Group – Basic £40,000 plus Bonus

The Company

This well established restaurant group has been trading in London since the early 80s, their high-end operations have forged a loyal and discerning following and they are now seeking to recruit a proven Events & PDR Sales Manager to win and manage new business in their stunning Canary Wharf site.

The Opportunity

The successful Events & PDR Sales Manager will be able to demonstrate the following key traits:

  • Proven large Event Sales and Events Management experience gained from working for leading and respected, upscale restaurant groups
  • The proven ability to write individual event P&Ls and closely manage budgets
  • A sound working knowledge of the London market
  • Tip Top Networking skills
  • Strong managerial and negotiating skills
  • Service delivery perfection coupled with a natural charisma and charm
  • A careerist who is driven and ambitious

The Responsibilities

  • The Events & PDR Sales Manager will be responsible for networking within the local community (contacting Company PAs and Group Bookers) to sell the restaurant’s floors as well as the numerous PDRs to the external market, driving new event business to the site.
  • To be in charge and control of the guest lists
  • Working typically Monday to Friday from 9am to early eveningthe Events & PDR Sales Manager will be responsible for greeting the client’s Event organiser and see the Event off to smooth start before handing to the Events Management team.

The Rewards

  • A generous base salary of £40,000
  • Great Performance Bonus
  • The confidence that you are working for a leading restaurant group widely recognised as an Employer of Choice who typically retain their employees for many years!

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this excitingEvents & PDR Sales Manager opportunity, please email me, Nick Charles, at nick@gordoncharles.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Events & PDR Sales Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Historic London Restaurant – City, London – £45k

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£45000
Central London
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General Manager

Established, Quality Restaurant & Bar – Chancery Lane, London – £45,000 package (basic + bonus)

 

The Company

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ UK Restaurant and Bar scene and successfully operates over 25 restaurant and bar businesses. With roots in classic home-grown and handed down recipes and dishes stems an informal yet elegant dining experience steeped in Michelin-starred heritage and one that has been enjoyed for some twenty years. They now have an exciting opportunity for a proven General Manager to join their unique Chancery Lane location.

 

Who We Are Looking For

The successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the followingessential requirements:

  • The successful General Manager will have a proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s finest and busiest restaurants and bars
  • Ideally a General Manager with experience working in or around the City ethos
  • A solid working wine knowledge as well as a consistent, steadyrestaurant background
  • A naturally sunny personality
  • Great Service Skills with finely tuned attention to detail
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A good knowledge of Health and Safety
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop within the company

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of up to £35,000 depending on experience
  • A very healthy and achievable bonus scheme with successful General Managers earning in excess of a further £10,000
  • Knowledge that you are working one of the “best in the industry”
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business

 

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of General Manager please apply to Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable General Manager Applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Historic & Beloved Restaurant – London – £30k

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£30000
Central London
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Assistant General Manager

Established, Quality Restaurant & Bar – Southbank, London – £30,000

 

The Company

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ UK Restaurant and Bar scene and successfully operates over 25 restaurant and bar businesses. With roots in classic home-grown and handed down recipes and dishes stems an informal yet elegant dining experience steeped in Michelin-starred heritage and one that has been enjoyed for some twenty years. They now have an exciting opportunity for a proven Assistant General Manager to join their busy Southbank venue.

 

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • The successful Assistant General Manager will have a proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s finest and busiest restaurants and bars
  • A solid working wine knowledge as well as a consistent, steadyrestaurant background
  • A naturally sunny personality
  • Great Service Skills with finely tuned attention to detail
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A good knowledge of Health and Safety
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop within the company

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of £30,000
  • Knowledge that you are working one of the “best in the industry”
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business

 

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Assistant General Manager please apply to Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant General Manager Applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Opening General Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant Group – Leeds

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£30000
Leeds
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General Manager – New Opening, Progressive Restaurant Group – Leeds

£30,000 + Bonus + Benefits

 

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is owner operated, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

 

What We Are Looking for in a General Manager

The successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 2 years General Manager service within a well-established branded enviroment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as a General Manager
  • Strong Financial Skills
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of £30,000 – £32,000 depending on experience
  • Generous, achievable General Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of opening a new site
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Opening Assistant Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant Group – Leeds

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£27000
Leeds
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Assistant Manager – New Opening, Progressive Restaurant Group – Leeds

£27,000 + Bonus + Benefits

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is owner operated, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant Manager

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 2 years Assistant Manager service within a well-established branded enviroment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as a General Manager
  • An understanding of financials
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

The Rewards

  • A salary of £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience
  • Generous, achievable Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of opening a new site
  • Career Progression within the Group

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Assistant Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Opening Assistant Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant Group – Exeter

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£27000
Exeter
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Assistant Manager – New Opening, Progressive Restaurant Group – Exeter

£27,000 + Bonus + Benefits

 

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is owner operated, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant Manager

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 2 years Assistant Manager service within a well-established branded enviroment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as a General Manager
  • An understanding of financials
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience
  • Generous, achievable Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of opening a new site
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Assistant Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Fantastic Fresh Food Restaurant, London – £34k

Assistant General Manager, Assistant Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants, Supervisor

£34000
Central London
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Assistant Manager – “One of London’s most exciting Restaurant businesses”

c£34,000 including tronc

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit for one of London’s youngest and most attractive and successful businesses around. The product is fresh and top quality coupled with a service style that is bohemian rather than straight-laced. Now, they are actively seeking a highly skilled Assistant Manager to join in and get involved.

Who Are We Looking For?

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of two years management/supervisory experience within hospitality/retail possibly gained from working with one of the high street’s coolest, branded restaurant chains
  • Fabulous people skills with the natural ability to inspire others
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver brand standards
  • A naturally organised and very motivational Manager with exceptional training skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious and magnetic personality twinned with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A genuinely positive attitude and a desire to deliver the absolute best

The Rewards

  • A salary up to £34,000 dependant on experience
  • A 6 week training scheme that extends and continues to your needs to ensure you are receiving the correct support to achieve your goals
  • Promotional Prospects – the opportunity to learn all the aspects for the running of a business
  • The confidence that you are working for one of ‘the best in the business’

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Assistant Manager please apply! I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry but due to time constraints only suitable Assistant Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant General Manager – Iconic Grill Restaurant – London – £36k

Assistant General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£36000
Central London
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Assistant General Manager – Iconic & International London Restaurant Group

A package of up to £36,000

 

The Company

This very well established and iconic grill restaurant business boasts sites in some of the most historic and beautiful areas in London and across the world and, as such, have earned the reputation of being a noble and well-respected name in the culinary industry. Their restaurants have attracted guests from far and wide for over forty years and now they are looking for a few key individuals, real superstars, to join the estate and help further grow the business and fly the flag of this great name.

 

What We Are Looking For in an Assistant General Manager

A successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A true presence on the floor, a thoroughbred service-led personality
  • Very busy restaurant Management experience – all sites enjoy a £multi-million tunover
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team and the ability to develop and train your junior staff
  • Exceptional front of house skills and a keen desire to work your business from the front to achieve great results
  • An understanding of financials
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards on offer for an Assistant General Manager

  • A package of up to £36,000 (basic + bonus)
  • Career Progression and the flexibility to move within this prestigious Group
  • The confidence that you will get from working as a Manager at one of the world’s most successful restaurant groups!

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for these exciting Assistant General Manager opportunities, please apply. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant General Managers will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Funky & Fresh Independent Restaurant – Soho

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£35000
Central London
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General Manager – Funky, All Fresh, Grill Restaurant – Soho

c£35,000 plus genuine bonus potential

 

The Company

This young but well established casual dining restaurant business is set on an exciting journey, which will see the business open further sites in key, strategic locations. Privately owned by dedicated operators the goal is to create a large, respected restaurant business serving excellent food at an affordable price.

 

Experience Required for the successful General Manager:

  • A minimum of 3 years managing a restaurant, including full P&L responsibility
  • A track record of excellent operational delivery that leads to an outstanding customer experience
  • A demonstrable track record of growing revenue, innovating and optimising full restaurant operations and performance
  • Proven track record in quality recruitment, training and development leading to high staff retention and excellent customer service
  • Being a Personal Licence holder and L2 certificate in food safety essential.

 

The successful General Manager candidate will be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Motivational leadership style and excellent people management skills
  • Dynamic, energetic approach to business development and problem solving
  • Passion for food and a drive to achieve the highest levels of all-round customer satisfaction with relentless attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills and a flare to communicate effectively at all levels from team members to board directors
  • Self-motivation with efficient time management skills
  • Ability to thrive in the cutting edge environment of synonymous with the area
  • Hard work, resilience, reliability and charisma.

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of c£35,000
  • Performance related bonus
  • Genuine and Realistic Career Progression within the Group, these guys are going to be BIG!

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please apply. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable General Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Apartment Manager “UK – Top 100 Employer” London

Apart Hotel Assistant Manager, Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£25000
Central London, London City
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ASSISTANT APARTMENT MANAGER – LUXURY SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP – LONDON

 

Our client is a dynamic, progressive and privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. They are proud to have achieved the status of one of The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for in the UK and many other awards for their outstanding guest service and standards. They are currently looking for an Assistant Apartment Manager to join the team and the newly opened and beautiful site in London.

 

The Successful Assistant Manager will:

  • Have current Hotel/Apartment Management experience gained from some of London’s best and boutique businesses
  • Be experienced and proficient in putting the guest experience first
  • Be responsible for dealing with inquires, complaints and general guest issues
  • Have bundles of self-drive and natural initiative
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation

 

The Rewards for the Successful Assistant Apartment Manager:

  • A Salary between £22,000 – £25,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Bonus Potential on top of salary
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 2 Free nights/year accommodation at Co. Owned Properties and Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘TOP 100 SMALL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN THE UK’

 

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to apply for this fantastic Assistant Manager position please apply. I look forward to hearing from you.

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful Assistant Apartment Manager applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to recruitment in the Hospitality Industry.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Guest Service Apartment Receptionist “UK – Top 100 Employer” Bristol

Hotels & Serviced Apartments, Reception

£15000
Bristol
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FULL-TIME GUEST SERVICE EXECUTIVE / RECEPTIONIST – LUXURY SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP – BRISTOL

 

Our client is a dynamic, progressive and privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. They are proud to have achieved the status of one of The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for in the UK and many other awards for their outstanding guest service and standards. They are currently looking to add a full-time Receptionist to the team at their Head Office in Bristol.

 

The Successful GSE Receptionist will:

  • Have current Receptionist experience gained from customer serviced focused businesses such as restaurants, bars or retail
  • Be experienced and proficient in putting the guest experience first
  • Be responsible for dealing with inquires, complaints and general guest issues
  • Be asked to work shifts 7am – 3pm or 3pm – 11pm over 5 days per week and may include weekends – a total of no less than 40 hours per week
  • Have bundles of self-drive and natural initiative
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation

 

The Rewards for the Successful Receptionist:

  • Salary – £15,000 per annum
  • Bonus Potential – £2,840 after qualifying period
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 2 Free nights/year accommodation at Co. Owned Properties and Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘TOP 100 SMALL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN THE UK’

 

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to apply for the Receptionist position please send me a copy of your CV to Mark Coton

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful Receptionist applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to recruitment in the Hospitality Industry.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Opening General Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant Group – Exeter

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£32000
Exeter
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General Manager – New Opening, Progressive Restaurant Group – Exeter

£30,000 + Bonus + Benefits

 

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is owner operated, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are now expanding and have a staggered number of openings this year in key cities across England. This truly exciting Restaurant Group needs ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

 

What We Are Looking for in a General Manager

The successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair gained from at least 2 years General Manager service within a well-established branded enviroment
  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as a General Manager
  • Strong Financial Skills
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A salary of £30,000 – £32,000 depending on experience
  • Generous, achievable General Manager Bonus of 20% base salary
  • Challenge and autonomy of opening a new site
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Operations Manager – Iconic Wine Bar & Restaurant Group – London City (POSITION FILLED)

£60000
London City
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Operations Manager – Iconic, London Wine Bar and Restaurant Group.

c£60,000 basic salary plus bonus depending on experience

The Company

As this group of Wine Bars, featuring Modern British dining rooms and high respected Wine Merchants prepare to celebrate a landmark anniversary, a very exciting opportunity has emerged, driving forward a family business with its rich history of service excellence and quality. All of the group’s bars and dining rooms have their own character and style, ranging from modern bars to the traditional wine houses. A recent acquisition has provided the group with an exciting opportunity to recruit for the operations team.

What We Are Looking for in an Operations Manager

We are currently looking for an Operations Manager who has flair, empathy and passion to help drive this fabulous business forward within the London and city area.  They are recruiting an individual who shares their love for great wines, fresh food and great customer experience. As an Operations Manager you will be directly responsible for up to 8 – 10 General Managers, accountable for setting & achieving financial targets agreed with by the Operations Director and generating additional revenue through precise controls, local marketing and the development of your Managers.  The Operations Manager will be required to regularly report to directorship level on all projects under their remit in addition to their standard procedures.

The successful Operations Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in area or operations management with a proven track record of success in fresh food operations and with a wet led background
  • Be able to run a tight ship whilst also knowing how to make their teams feel a part of the tradition in delivering great service
  • Strong commercial skills coupled with natural entrepreneurial flair
  • Gregarious, service and a keen eye for detail
  • A keen sense of humour

The Rewards on offer for the Operations Manager

  • A salary of up to £60,000
  • Terrific and Generous Bonus System
  • The confidence that you will get from working as an Operations Manager at one of London’s most successful hospitality groups!
  • Predominantly Monday to Friday operations.

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Operations Manager opportunity, please email me, Nick Charles. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Operations Managers will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Guest Service Apartment Receptionist “UK – Top 100 Employer” Bristol

Hotels & Serviced Apartments, Reception

£9172
Bristol
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PART-TIME GUEST SERVICE EXECUTIVE / RECEPTIONIST – LUXURY SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP – BRISTOL

Our client is a dynamic, progressive and privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. They are proud to have achieved the status of one of The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for in the UK and many other awards for their outstanding guest service and standards. They are currently looking to add a part-time Receptionist to the team at their Head Office in Bristol.

 

The Successful GSE Receptionist will:

  • Have current Receptionist experience gained from customer serviced focused businesses such as restaurants, bars or retail
  • Be experienced and proficient in putting the guest experience first
  • Be responsible for dealing with inquires, complaints and general guest issues
  • Be asked to work shifts 7am – 3pm or 3pm – 11pm over 3 days per week and may include weekends – a total of no less than 24 hours per week
  • Have bundles of self-drive and natural initiative
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation

 

The Rewards for the Successful Receptionist:

  • Salary – £9,172.80 per annum with more hours available to cover holiday and sickness when needed
  • Bonus Potential – £2,840 after qualifying period
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 2 Free nights/year accommodation at Co. Owned Properties and Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘TOP 100 SMALL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN THE UK’

 

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to apply for the Receptionist position please send me a copy of your CV to Mark Coton

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful Receptionist applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to recruitment in the Hospitality Industry.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Top Branded Restaurant Group – London Heathrow

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£40000
Greater London, Hounslow, North London, West London
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General Manager – £40,000

Leading, Big Brand High Volume Restaurant – London Heathrow Airport

 

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit the General Manager for one of the UK’s most respected branded restaurant groups. This fabulous company operates a wide variety of concepts across the UK and they are the leading hospitality operator at Heathrow. The training is exceptional as are the prospects for career development.

 

Who Are We Looking For?

Successful General Manager candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of two year’s General Management experience within the hospitality/retail sector, ideally gained from working with one of the high street’s branded bar or restaurant chains but independent restaurant experience is also welcome
  • Fabulous people skills with the natural ability to inspire others
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver brand standards
  • Naturally organised and very motivational with exceptional training skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious and magnetic personality with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A basic salary of £40,000
  • A bonus scheme offering a further £10,000 to be earned per year
  • Paid by the hour – get paid for the hours you work!
  • Regular work pattern
  • Some Duty Free perks + FREE AIRPORT PARKING

 

What’s next?

If you would like to know more about this fabulous General Manager role or would like to apply for this exciting opportunity please contact me, Mark Coton, attaching a copy of your CV in WORD FORMAT, in total confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable General Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from me within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work in the UK to apply for these roles.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Rare Opportunity – Global Business / New Opening Apart Hotel London City (POSITION FILLED)

Apart Hotel General manager, Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£65000
London City
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APART HOTEL GENERAL MANAGER (NEW OPENING) – DOMINANT, GLOBAL, LUXURY SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP – LONDON CITY

Our client is an international, dynamic, progressive privately owned luxury serviced apartment/Apart Hotel company with a global presence. Due to their continued success and exceptional growth plans they are actively seeking to appoint an Apart Hotel General Manager to open and run their brand new flagship 170 bedroom state-of-the art Apart Hotel Property which will without doubt set the standard for the Serviced Apartment/Apart Hotel Industry. This will be the first of a new brand of Apart Hotels, which they will be rolling out across London and the UK so is an exciting opportunity with plenty of potential for career development.

The Successful Apart Hotel General Manager Candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a strong 4* or 5* hotel/serviced apartment management background with a several years of holding a Hotel General Manager or Operations Manager position.
  • Be responsible directly to the Group Operations Director
  • Recruit, train, manage and motivate a first class team of dedicated professional to give exceptional customer service.
  • Have extensive accommodation/rooms and particularly reservations experience gained from working in 4* or 5* star properties.
  • Be a natural leader with an affinity to recruitment, training and staff development.
  • Have the clear ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Be ambitious to progress with this exceptional dynamic expanding organisation this is first of many planned so exceptional career opportunities await the successful Apart Hotel General Manager.

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – c£65,000+
  • Generous Bonus Potential
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 5 free nights per year accommodation at Company Owned Properties
  • Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘Top 100 Companies To Work For In The UK’

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience to make a success of this Apart Hotel General Manager position and would like to apply for the role please send me a copy of your CV, in word format, to me, Nick Charles.

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Top Branded Restaurant Group – London Heathrow

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£26000
Greater London, Hounslow, North London, West London
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Assistant Manager – £26,000

Leading, Big Brand High Volume Restaurant – London Heathrow Airport

 

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit the Assistant Manager for one of the UK’s most respected branded restaurant groups. This fabulous company operates a wide variety of concepts across the UK and they are the leading hospitality operator at Heathrow. The training is exceptional as are the prospects for career development.

 

Who Are We Looking For?

Successful Assistant Manager candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of two year’s Assistant Management experience within the hospitality/retail sector, ideally gained from working with one of the high street’s branded bar or restaurant chains but independent restaurant experience is also welcome
  • Fabulous people skills with the natural ability to inspire others
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver brand standards
  • Naturally organised and very motivational with exceptional training skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious and magnetic personality with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A basic salary of £26,000
  • A bonus scheme offering a further £4,000 to be earned per year
  • Paid by the hour – get paid for the hours you work!
  • Regular work pattern
  • Structured training and development
  • Some Duty Free perks + FREE AIRPORT PARKING

 

What’s next?

If you would like to know more about this fabulous Assistant Manager role or would like to apply for this exciting opportunity please contact me, Mark Coton, attaching a copy of your CV in WORD FORMAT, in total confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from me within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work in the UK to apply for these roles.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Top Branded Restaurant Group – London Stansted

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£26000
East London, Essex
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Assistant Manager – £26,000

Leading, Big Brand High Volume Restaurant – London Stansted Airport

 

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit the Assistant Manager for one of the UK’s most respected branded restaurant groups. This fabulous company operates a wide variety of concepts across the UK and they are the leading hospitality operator at Stansted. The training is exceptional as are the prospects for career development.

 

Who Are We Looking For?

Successful Assistant Manager candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of two year’s Assistant Management experience within the hospitality/retail sector, ideally gained from working with one of the high street’s branded bar or restaurant chains but independent restaurant experience is also welcome
  • Fabulous people skills with the natural ability to inspire others
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver brand standards
  • Naturally organised and very motivational with exceptional training skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious and magnetic personality with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards

  • A basic salary of £26,000
  • A bonus scheme offering a further £4,000 to be earned per year
  • Paid by the hour – get paid for the hours you work!
  • Regular work pattern
  • Structured training and development
  • Some Duty Free perks + FREE AIRPORT PARKING

 

What’s next?

If you would like to know more about this fabulous Assistant Manager role or would like to apply for this exciting opportunity please contact me, Mark Coton, attaching a copy of your CV in WORD FORMAT, in total confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from me within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work in the UK to apply for these roles.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Managers In Training/Supervisors – Dynamic Fresh Food Restaurant – London

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£23400
Central London, East London, North London, West London
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M.I.Ts – Managers In Training – Established, Progressive Fresh Food Restaurant Collection

 

The Company

 

Founded ten years ago, this eccentric collection of fresh food restaurants has recently re-sown its roots with the appointment of a CEO idolising the make-up and very soul of this truly exciting family-run company. Currently with 8 sites in London, the offer is freshly prepared dim sum, cocktails and Chinese teas using the best possible ingredients. The company has embarked on a measured but exciting expansion plan including sites in Dubai, USA and India so promotional prospects within the company are exceptional.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant General Manager

 

A Successful Manager In Training will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Gregarious, naturally sunny, service led personality.
  • Proven experience in a food-led business (restaurants, gastro-pubs, food retail)
  • A mind for marketing, business development marketing and/or events management
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team.
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the quality of experience for which the company has become recognised.
  • A keen desire to lead a driven team to achieve impressive results.

 

The Rewards on offer for a Manager In Training

 

  • A base salary plus service that equates to £10/hour (£23,400 pro-rata)
  • A guaranteed working work of no less than 45 hours
  • A Full 6 weeks’ worth of training to ensure that you understand and can action all facets of restaurant management
  • A role where your marketing and business ideas will be heard and even more expected!
  • Career Progression within the Collection
  • The knowledge that you are working with people of like-minded views who will support you!

 

What Next?

 

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Manager In Training opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Manager In Training candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days, please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work here to apply for this Manager In Training role.

 

Gordon Charles Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and acts as an employment agency for Permanent Recruitment.

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – City Champagne Bar & Restaurant

General Manager

£50000
Central London
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GENERAL MANAGER

Established, Upscale Restaurant & Bar. City of London – c£50,000 (package)

This fabulous privately owned business is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ luxury London Restaurant and Bar scene having successfully operated restaurant and bar businesses in London for over 20 years. They now have this exciting opportunity for a proven General Manager to take the reins at their stunning City site.

The Operation

Housed within an historic City site the business comprises a Champagne and Oyster Bar, Private Dining Room for 40 guests and a fabulous vaulted Dining Room. The business is open Monday to Friday for Lunch, Saturday for Dinner & is closed on Sundays.

General Manager Profile

Reporting directly to the Operations Director the successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • A proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s most respected restaurants and bars.
  • A solid working wine and spirit knowledge as well as a consistent,steady restaurant background culminating in the role of General Manager
  • Great service skills with unswerving attention to detail
  • Exceptional people-management skills (managing a team of 35 dedicated professionals) with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A solid working knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Driving ambition to develop within the company
  • Ideally good experience of working with Micros and Fourth Hospitality
  • A naturally sunny personality

The Rewards

  • A package of c£52,000
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business to include the possibility of an equity share in the business
  • Great career prospects as the company is on the cusp of expansion
  • Highly rewarding non-corporate working environment.

Apply

Please apply for this General Manager role by sending your CV in Word Format to me, Nick Charles. I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Key Account Manager – Alcoholic Beverages – Dubai

Sales

£42000
Dubai UAE
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The Company

Our client is a large and well established FMCG business specialising in the distribution of alcoholic beverages and they are actively recruiting the role of Key Account Manager to join their growing and dynamic team in Dubai. This is the most amazing opportunity for a passionate and driven wine enthusiast to join a dominant UAE business and forge a fabulous career with the lifestyle to match.

The Role of Key Account Manager

As the Key Account Manager, you will be:

  • Leading the development and growth of the market share of the business in the region
  • Developing new business strategies to ensure that the company is up to date with the changing business trends within the region
  • Work closely with the Key Category Managers across the spirit, wines and beers teams ensuring that all activations and promotions are implemented within set time parameters
  • Forecasting the product demand and sales of the company
  • Developing strong working relationships with both the internal and external contacts

Essential Requirement for the Role of Key Account Manager

To qualify for the Key Account Manager position, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Degree level education
  • At least 2 years of sales experience within the wine industry
  • Key Account Management Experience
  • A real and natural love for wine
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Fluent English speaking skills
  • WSET advanced specialised professional qualification (Level 3) – Desirable

 Rewards

  • Salary equivalent to c£42,000 per annum TAX FREE
  • Relocation Assistance & Housing Loan
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Like Insurance and Personal Accident
  • Medical Cover
  • Discounts of 30%

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Iconic London Grill Restaurant

General Manager, Restaurant Manager

£60000
Central London
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General Manager – Iconic London Grill Restaurant 

£50,000 – £60,000 basic plus great bonus scheme

The Company

This very well established grill restaurant business boasts sites in some of the most sought after sites in Central London and, as such, have earned the reputation for being central to the West End dining out market. Inspired by a newly placed kitchen executive with a Michelin background, they are dedicated to serving much-loved grill dishes with a modern twist, using high quality produce at great prices.

What We Are Looking For in a General Manager

A successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Gregarious, service led personality coupled with a very keen eye for detail
  • Impeccable personal presentation
  • An obsession for fabulous guest service and a love of Customers!!!
  • Very busy restaurant Management experience – all sites enjoy a £multi-million turnover and can serve 10,000 covers a week
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Exceptional front of house skills and a keen desire to work your business from the front to achieve great results
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

The Rewards on offer for a General Manager

  • A salary of between £50,000 – £60,000 depending on experience
  • Great Bonus System
  • Career Progression within this prestigious Group – this General Manager will be the first in line for a future Ops role
  • The confidence that you will get from working as a Manager at one of London’s most successful restaurant groups!

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Branch Manager – Award Winning Expanding Pizza Delivery Co. – SW London

Food Delivery, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£28000
South London
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Store/Branch Manager – Award Winning, Expanding Pizza Delivery Company – London

The Company

We are the recruitment partner to the UK’s most exciting Gourmet Pizza Delivery Company. The company, which is privately owned, was founded back in 2001 and currently has 16 stores in the London area. 5 of these stores opened in the last 12 months. Now, several more are in the pipeline to open in the foreseeable future. Their expansion has driven the need to recruit more Branch Managers who can be assured that they are joining a well structured, well run and well financed business. The company will continue to expand in a controlled and measured way creating further opportunity for ambitious individuals.

Who Are We Looking For?

Successful Branch Managers will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Two years experience of working as a Branch Manager/Senior Assistant Manager within a recognised Pizza Delivery Business (this is an essential requirement)
  • Strong entrepreneurial flair
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become widely recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious personality twinned with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team to achieve goals
  • The driving ambition to progress within the organisation that recognises excellence and rewards commitment
  • A strong desire to take ownership of the business and run it as if it were their own
The Rewards
 
  • A basic salary of between £25k – £28k depending on experience.
  • A bonus scheme to put the package above £30k
  • A controlled work/life balance resulting in a working week of 45 hours
  • The knowledge you are working for an award-winning company, the “best in the business”

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager ‘Quite Simply the Best’ – Bicester

Assistant Manager

£30000
Bicester
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Package (of Basic + Bonus) to £30,000+ plus bundles of exceptional benefits PLUS a structured career path to ensure career development

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit for one of the UK’s most established (founded in the late 80’s) and respected high street food retailers. With stunning shops (over 350 worldwide including around 200 in London), the passion for the business that exudes from each and every one of their employees is akin to a cult and just as legendary is their training package. And what’s really exciting is that the door is now open for new highly skilled Assistant General Managers.

Who Are We Looking For?

A successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of two years management/supervisory experience within hospitality/retail possibly gained from working with one of the high street’s branded bar or restaurant chains
  • Fabulous People Skills with the natural ability to inspire others
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver terrific brand standards
  • Natural organisational skills and drive coupled with top training skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • A love of numbers, this is a very detailed business with trend and prediction playing a key part of the business day!
  • An infectious and magnetic personality twinned with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A genuinely positive attitude and a desire to deliver the absolute best

The Rewards

  • A base salary of up to £26,000 plus bonus so you can achieve over £30k
  • A 16 week training scheme that extends and flexs to your needs to ensure you are receiving the correct support to achieve your goals
  • Promotional Prospects – the opportunity to learn all the aspects for the running of a business
  • Company discounts, Life Insurance and Private Healthcare from day one
  • Free food and drink on-shift
  • The confidence that you are working for one of ‘the very best in the business’

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Receptionist (Guest Service Executive) – Global Serviced Apartment Group

Hotels & Serviced Apartments, Reception

£17000
Central London
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Our client is a dynamic, progressive and privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. They are proud to have achieved the status of one of The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for in the UK and many other awards for their outstanding guest service and standards. They are currently looking to add to their Receptionist team in London.

The Successful GSE Receptionist will:

  • Have current Receptionist experience gained from customer serviced focused businesses such as restaurants, bars or retail
  • Be experienced and proficient in putting the guest experience first
  • Be responsible for dealing with inquires, complaints and general guest issues
  • Be asked to work shifts 7am – 3pm or 3pm – 11pm over 5 days per week and may include weekends
  • Have bundles of self-drive and natural initiative
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation

The Rewards for the Successful Receptionist:

  • Salary – £17,000 per annum
  • Bonus Potential – £2,840 after qualifying period
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 2 Free nights/year accommodation at Co. Owned Properties and Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘TOP 100 COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN THE UK’

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Store/Branch Manager – Award Winning, Expanding Pizza Delivery Company – London

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£28000
East London
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Store/Branch Manager – Award Winning, Expanding Pizza Delivery Company – London

The Company

We are the recruitment partner to the UK’s most exciting Gourmet Pizza Delivery Company. The company was founded back in 2001 and currently has 16 stores in the London area. 5 of these stores opened in the last 12 months. Now, several more are in the pipeline to open in the foreseeable future. Their expansion has driven the need to recruit more Branch Managers who can be assured that they are joining a well structured, well run and well financed business. The company will continue to expand in a controlled and measured way creating further opportunity for ambitious individuals.

Who Are We Looking For?

Successful Branch Managers will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Two years experience of working as a Branch Manager/Senior Assistant Manager within a fast-paced, high volume hospitality-led enviroment (this is an essential requirement)
  • Strong entrepreneurial flair
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become widely recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious personality twinned with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team to achieve goals
  • The driving ambition to progress within the organisation that recognises excellence and rewards commitment
  • A strong desire to take ownership of the business and run it as if it were their own
  • Ideally – someone with experience in delivery
The Rewards
  • A basic salary of £28k
  • A bonus scheme to put the package above £32k
  • A controlled work/life balance resulting in a working week of 45 hours
  • The knowledge you are working for an award-winning company, the “best in the business”

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head of Food Delivery – Flourishing QSR Co. Central London (POSITION FILLED)

Food Delivery

£40000
Central London
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The Business and The Plan

Established in 2012 in the heart of London’s West End this casual dining restaurant business offers premium quality dishes prepared on site by professionally trained chefs. The business has received significant critical acclaim and is in significant yearly growth. The owners have identified the next restaurant site and this will open in the next couple of months.

In order to expedite the business’ growth, over the next few months a central London dedicated delivery hub will be launched to capture and exploit the burgeoning restaurant delivery sector, which is in unprecedented growth.

Once this first delivery hub site is successfully established, the business will roll out an urban delivery hub network in tandem with its restaurant network.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a natural entrepreneur to manage the first site in Central London then lead the roll out of this new business venture.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit the team to run the first delivery hub, taking responsibility for its overall operation and profitability
  • Create and manage the business processes for the first site in Central London
  • Build customer insight from target corporate customers and use to develop all aspects of the service, including menu, packaging, service standards and distribution
  • Develop and implement the business’ sales & marketing plan with a primary goal of generating awareness
  • Focus on customer satisfaction as the top priority, building strong customer loyalty via excellent customer service and a strong customer contact plan
  • Manage the delivery side of the operation, using both third party delivery companies coupled with own distribution
  • Create a 3-year business plan for the business’s Delivery arm
  • Roll out the kitchen hub to further sites in Central London and beyond

Required Experience

This opportunity will suit a highly driven, entrepreneurial individual with extensive experience (4 years plus) in the food delivery sector.

Rewards

  • Base Salary £35-£40k
  • Generous & Realistic Bonus Structure (Six Figure Package Potential)
  • Equity Potential

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – All Fresh Casual Dining Restaurant – Central London

General Manager

£40000
Central London
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General Manager – Funky, All Fresh, Grill Restaurant – West End London

c£40,000 plus enormous bonus potential

The Company

This young but well established casual dining restaurant business is at the beginning of an exciting journey, which will see the business open further sites in key, strategic locations. Privately owned by dedicated operators the gaol is to create a large, respected restaurant business serving excellent food at an affordable price.

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 2 years managing a restaurant, ideally in central London, including full P&L responsibility
  • Primary purpose: A track record of excellent operational delivery that leads to an outstanding customer experience.
  • A demonstrable track record of growing revenue, innovating and optimising full restaurant operations and performance.
  • Proven track record in quality recruitment, training and development leading to high staff retention and excellent customer service.
  • Being a Personal Licence holder and L2 certificate in food safety essential.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Motivational leadership style and excellent people management skills.
  • Natural entrepreneurial flair
  • Dynamic, energetic approach to business development and problem solving.
  • Passion for food and a drive to achieve the highest levels of all-round customer satisfaction with relentless attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills and a flare to communicate effectively at all levels from team members to board directors.
  • Self- motivation with efficient time management skills.
  • Ability to thrive in the cutting edge environment of synonymous with the area.
  • Hard work, resilience, reliability and charisma.

The Rewards

  • A salary of £40,000
  • Performance related bonus
  • Genuine and Realistic Career Progression within the Group

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Operations & Quality Control Supervisor – London

Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£23000
Central London
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OPERATIONS & QUALITY CONTROL SUPERVISOR (Multi-site) – LEADING, LUXURY APARTMENT COMPANY – LONDON

‘Top 100 Companies to work for in the UK’ – The Sunday Times

Our client is an international, dynamic, progressive privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. Due to their continued success and exceptional growth plans they are actively seeking to appoint an Operations and Quality Control Supervisor to join the Central London team who would enjoy the obvious benefits of working across the company’s 13 London sites.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Have a strong 4* or 5* hotel/serviced apartment operational background.
  • Have had experience working as a Housekeeping Supervisor/Team Leader.
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised, have exceptional attention to detail together with a flexible attitude.
  • Work closely with Area Operations Manager to ensure that the company’s exceptional standards are maintained and enhanced still further.
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation (several new sites have opened and become established within the last 18 months with more sites in the pipeline for 2014).

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – c£23,000
  • Bonus
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • Friends and Family Discounts
  • 5 free nights per year accommodation at Company Owned Properties
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘Top 100 Companies To Work For In The UK’

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head of Corporate Sales London – Leading Serviced Apartment Group (POSITION FILLED)

Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£50000
Central London
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HEAD OF CORPORATE SALES – LUXURY SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP – CENTRAL LONDON

£50,000+ + 20% Bonus + Exceptional Benefits

Our client is a international, dynamic, progressive and privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. Due to their continued success and exceptional growth strategy the company is actively seeking to appoint a Head of Corporate Sales to head up the dynamic and pro-active team based in Central London.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Sales and Marketing Board Director the prime function of this role is to lead and manage the London Sales Team and take full responsibility for increasing profitable sales for locations across the company’s network with a specific focus on the London Market. The position requires extensive UK (and potentially some overseas travel) and a flexibility around overnight ‘away stays’.

The successful Head of Corporate Sales candidate will:

  • Identify and win new corporate business for the company, developing it into profitable and sustainable accounts with on-going accommodation requirements.
  • Manage and develop existing established London based accounts.
  • Manage the Business Development Team, including recruitment, induction and training of new departmental members.
  • Be the ‘London Face’ of the Company at networking events, trade shows, client and industry events.
  • Have previous experience in a senior sales role, within the travel or hospitality industry to have included the management of sales staff.
  • Be well established in London with a strong network of contacts within the travel or hospitality industry.
  • Used to working and developing business relationships from Senior Executive level downwards.
  • Have a proven track record in winning profitable accounts with major blue chip companies.
  • Hold a Driving License.

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – c£50k+
  • Generous Achievable Bonus Potential (20% of Salary)
  • Exceptional Executive Benefits

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Apartment Manager (Opening) – Central Bristol (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£28000
Bristol
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APARTMENT MANAGER (OPENING) – LUXURY SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP – BRISTOL

Our client is a international, dynamic, progressive privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. Due to their continued success and exceptional growth plans they are actively seeking to appoint an Apartment General Manager to open a brand new 71 luxury apartment property in Bristol.

The Successful General Manager Candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a strong 4* or 5* hotel/serviced apartment management background holding the position of General Manager.
  • Be responsible together with the Area Operations Manager in setting up the operation to open on the designated day and to the required standard.
  • Have extensive accommodation/rooms experience gained from working in 4* or 5* star properties.
  • Be a natural leader with an affinity to recruitment, training and staff development.
  • Have the clear ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Have a flexible work approach.
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation.

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – c£28,000
  • Generous Bonus Potential
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 5 free nights per year accommodation at Company Owned Properties
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘Top 100 Companies To Work For In The UK’

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager (Food) Leading High Street Operator – £27,600 package

Assistant Manager, Retail

£23000
Central London
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Assistant Manager (Food) – Iconic High Street Operator – London

c£23,000 plus 20% bonus plus bundles of exceptional benefits PLUS a structured career path to ensure career development through to General Manager. 

The Company

We are proud to have been asked to recruit for one of the UK’s most established (founded late 80’s) and respected high street food retailers. With stunning shops (around 230 and some 20+ opening in 2011) across the UK. The passion for the business that exudes from each and every one of their employees is as legendary as is their training package and they are actively seeking a highly skilled Assistant Manager (Food) to manage the food production and control function of the business.

Who Are We Looking For?

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of two years management/supervisory experience within hospitality/retail probably gained from working with one of the high street’s branded bar or restaurant chains.
  • A keen eye for detail twinned with an obsession to deliver brand standards whilst managing the food production of the business.
  • A strong head for Numbers, Facts and Figures
  • A naturally organised and very motivational Manager with exceptional training skills.
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious and magnetic personality twinned with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals.

Rewards

  • Generous base salary
  • Exceptional benefits
  • The knowledge that you are working for one of the world’s very best employers!

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Night Receptionist Luxury Apartment Co. Bristol (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Hotels & Serviced Apartments, Reception

£15000
Bristol
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The Company

NIGHT RECEPTIONIST/PORTER – LUXURY APARTMENT COMPANY – CENTRAL BRISTOL

‘Top 100 Company to work for in the UK’ – The Sunday Times

Our client is a international, dynamic, progressive privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. Due to their continued success and exceptional growth plans they are actively seeking to appoint a Night Porter to join the Central Bristol Team.

The Successful Night Receptionist/Porter will:

  • Have a strong 4* or 5* hotel or serviced Apartment operational background
  • Have had experience working as a Night Porter and have extensive Front Desk experience as this role will cover Reception and Reservation duties.
  • Be asked to cover 10.30pm – 8.30am shifts working on a ‘4 days on 3 days off’ basis
  • Have a interest and ability in maintenance and health and safety
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised, have exceptional attention to detail together with a flexible attitude
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation
  • Hold a full drivers licence and possess a car or motorbike/scooter as travel to other sites within the Bristol Area will be required – ESSENTIAL

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – £15,000+
  • Bonus Potential (entitlement after qualifying period)
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 5 free nights per year accommodation at Company Owned Properties
  • Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘Top 100 Company To Work For In The UK’

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Corporate Sales Manager – Global Serviced Apartment Group (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Sales, Sales and Marketing

£35000
Central London
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CORPORATE SALES MANAGER – INTERNATIONAL EXPANDING, SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP

The Company

Our client, is an established, international, dynamic, progressive, company providing serviced apartment accommodation to the leisure and corporate market. Due to their continued success, and exceptional growth strategy, this global company is actively seeking to appoint a Corporate Sales Manager to establish and then build and head up the Central London team. A key difference with this group is that, a large percentage of their property portfolio is owned by the company resulting in an exceptionally strong balance sheet underpinning unparalleled growth.

The Role

The prime function of this role is to develop new and profitable business streams through winning new corporate business with international companies and SMEs in an agreed geographic location and on a wider basis for the greater good of the business. The position requires UK (and overseas travel) and flexibility around overnight ‘away stays’.

The Successful Corporate Sales Manager candidate will:

  • Be able to easily establish, influence, build and maintain relationships with key decision makers in global, multi – national companies and SMEs in order to negotiate and develop profitable and sustainable business
  • Produce client specific proposals and attend prospective client meetings and presentations, at all times aiming to persuade prospects/clients of the benefits of the company’s products and services
  • Manage the sales process from initial opportunity through to the securing of the contract and ensuring successful implementation of setting up new accounts
  • Attend exhibitions, conferences, networking events where appropriate to win new business and consolidate relationships with existing accounts
  • Be able to demonstrate a background in indentifying new business opportunities and ultimately winning that business, developing the client relationship forward and working the referral network to maximise business opportunities
  • Have a clear understanding of key business issues and a proven track record in overcoming these issues with services and knowledge
  • Have natural and effective planning and organisational skills
  • Ideally have an extensive working knowledge of potential corporate clients based in Canary Wharf
  • Hold a Driving License (preferable but not essential)
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation

 

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary c£35,000++
  • Generous Achievable Bonus
  • Exceptional Career Development Opportunities, this role will successfully develop into a Senior Sales role with exceptional forward benefits.
  • Excellent Working Conditions

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Restaurant Manager – 5* Luxury Townhouse Hotel

Restaurant Manager

£35000
Central London
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Restaurant Manager – Modern Boutique Townhouse Hotel – Central London – package in excess of £35,000+

The Company

Our client, operates a few of London’s most notable classically British establishments including a clutch of restaurants, retail outlets and an award winning boutique Central London hotel.

The Hotel Restaurant

An informal arrangement serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to an informed crowd. The restaurant seats c60 guests, features a real foodie’s menu which changes with the seasons; this is supported by an exceptional wine list featuring some of the best wines in the world from both the best makers and best shippers.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Restaurant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • A style that is informal but informed, interested and interesting
  • A demeanour that is relaxed but attentive
  • A deep rooted love of food
  • A Restaurant Management background demonstrating experience gained from working in rated establishments, the likes of which are to be found in guide books.
  • Impeccable standards to ensure that all guests receive the very best attention whilst ensuring discretion at all times.
  • Polished restaurant service skills coupled with a broad wine knowledge.
  • Strong commercial skills to ensure that the operation achieves budgeted targets in terms of revenue.
  • Excellent people-management skills with the natural ability to lead, motivate, manage, train and develop a team of dedicated young professionals to achieve impeccable standards.
  • Excellent employment references

The Rewards

  • A package to exceed £35k
  • Modern, informal working environment
  • As this role is No.2 in the Hotel – the opportunity to deputise for the GM in his absence and manage the business.
  • Progression within this progressive company

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Restaurant Manager – Garden Centre Group – Birmingham (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Garden Centres

£24000
West Midlands
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Restaurant Manager

Leading Garden Centre Group – Birmingham

Salary – to £24,000

The Company

A leading and progressive Garden Centre Group.

The Operation

The client is a nationwide company operating both retail and catering businesses situated in one location and working closely together. The cafes and restaurants serve all freshly produced menus, are quick service in style, and contemporary in design. The business is open 7 days per week opening at 9am and closing at 6pm (later opening and earlier closing on Sundays)

What We Are Looking For in a Restaurant Manager

The successful Restaurant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • High volume Restaurant Management experience gained from working in busy restaurants, cafes, or commercial contract catering operations.
  • Proven financial awareness – controlling costs & budgets.
  • Bags of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Passion for working with fresh food and quality coffee.
  • Excellent people, man-management, communication, and organisational skills.
  • A hands-on approach and keen eye for detail.
  • A strong desire to have a good work to life balance.
  • A Full Driving Licence & Transport

The Rewards

  • A salary of £24,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • Training and Development to ensure you keep develop as an individual
  • Close knit team environment where all voices are heard and your comments will be welcomed.
  • 6 weeks holiday entitlement including Bank Holidays
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business (Health Care, Staff Discount, Company Sick Pay, Pension Scheme)

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Iconic London Landmark Business (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£65000
East London
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General Manager – Iconic Landmark Restaurant – Canary Wharf

Basic plus Bonus to exceed £85k

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ London Restaurant and Bar scene. Having successfully operated restaurant and bar businesses in London for over 20 years. They are looking to recruit a top GM for their £multi-million extensive operation in Canary Wharf. The business is well established as one of London’s iconic landmark venues and now they are eager to recruit a General Manager to take it onwards and upwards.

What We Are Looking For

The General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • A proven track record of managing a respected London restaurant and bar operation with a high £multi-million turnover.
  • An outstanding business Manager with exceptional financial and service skills to complement this fabulous multi-faceted operation.
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some London’s best talent.
  • A General Manager with a driving ambition to develop within the company.
  • First class employment references

Rewards

  • Exceptional Remuneration Package
  • Fabulous Prospects

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Bar Manager – High End, High Spend Bar – London (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£40000
East London
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Bar Manager

Flagship Restaurant – London – Package c£40,000

The Company

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ London Restaurant and Bar scene and have operated restaurant and bar businesses in London for over 20 years. After several years with the company the current Bar Manager is moving on; whilst in this role the current Bar Manager has attracted masses of publicity and leaves the door open for the next Bar Manager to take the legacy forward!

The Operation

A large and lively venue spanning two floors and seating in excess of 400 guests employing over 80 staff. The site incorporates a live music venue featuring top acts nightly, a specialist retail outlet, four private dining rooms, 120 cover restaurant, 100 capacity bar together with a covered outdoor terrace seating a further 100 guests. The site, which boasts an world class array of whiskies (one of the largest and most diverse selections in the world), is also a haven for Jazz lovers, cigar aficionados and big steak fans!

The Bar Manager will be manage the two bars, over two floors, and will have total responsibility for all aspects of the department from stock control to staffing.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Bar Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • A proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s busiest bar operations.
  • Extensive experience working as a Mixologist and Bar Manager in recognised bar businesses
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar talent.
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop within the company.

The Rewards

  • A salary package of c£40k
  • The excitement of working in an iconic London Landmark venue!
  • Stylish work environment
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business
  • The publicity that this business attracts!

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Upscale Restaurant & Bar City (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£35000
Central London
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Assistant Manager (Deputy General Manager)

Established, Quality Restaurant & Bar – City of London – c£35,000

The Company

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ London Restaurant and Bar scene. They have successfully operated restaurant and bar businesses in London for over 20 years. They now have this exciting opportunity for a proven Assistant Manager to join their City site.

The Operation

Historic City site, stunning vaulted ceilings and intimate atmosphere. The business is open Monday to Friday Lunch and Dinner.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

  • Reporting directly to the General Manager the successful Assistant Manager will have a proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s busiest restaurants and bars.
  • A solid working wine and whisky knowledge as well as a consistent, steady restaurant background.
  • A naturally sunny personality
  • Great Service Skills with finely tuned attention to detail
  • Exceptional people-management skills (managing a team of 35 dedicated professionals) with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent.
  • A good knowledge of Health and Safety
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop within the company.
  • Ideally good experience of working with Micros

The Rewards

  • A package of c£35,000
  • Promotional Prospects – potential to become GM once established in the role.
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Sous Chef – Prestigious 5* Private Members Club (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Sous Chef

£32000
Central London
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Sous Chef – Prestigious 5* Private Members Club – Central London

Up to £32,000 + Bonus

The Establishment

Occupying a Grade 1 Listed Building in Central London this highly prestigious Private Members Club is seeking to appoint a new Sous Chef. The kitchen is large, modern and very well equipped and, furthermore, the Club has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment. Reporting directly to the Executive Chef, (who has a Michelin background), this is a genuinely exciting opportunity for a careerist Sous Chef.

What We Are Looking for in a Sous Chef

The successful Sous Chef will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Broad experience and a top class pedigree gained from working in 5* London establishments.
  • Logical career progression demonstrated by a steady and consistent career culminating in a current Sous Chef/Senior Chef de Partie position.
  • Clear capability of running a busy kitchen (Dining Room serves 80 covers daily and Private Dining Rooms c200 covers per day)
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results
  • A contemporary cooking style with classical influences
  • A modern management style and exceptional training skills
  • Advanced knowledge of health & safety, food hygiene and kitchen finance.
  • A strong desire to take ownership of your department and make it a showcase for your skill and ability

The Rewards on offer for the Sous Chef

  • A salary of up to £32,000 + twice yearly bonus
  • Healthcare and Pension (after qualifying period)
  • Predominately Monday to Friday (the kitchen has only operated 15 Saturdays in the last 12 months!)
  • A free hand to stamp your signature on the operation.
  • Christmas and New Year off!

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Apartment Manager (Opening) – Global Group (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

£35000
Central London
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APARTMENT MANAGER (NEW OPENING) – WORLD CLASS, LUXURY SERVICED APARTMENT GROUP – LONDON CITY

Our client is a international, dynamic, progressive privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. Due to their continued success and exceptional growth plans they are actively seeking to appoint an Apartment General Manager to open and run their brand new flagship 77 Apartment Property which will without doubt set the standard for the Serviced Apartment Industry.

The Successful Apartment Manager Candidate will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a strong 4* or 5* hotel/serviced apartment management background holding a senior management position.
  • Be responsible directly to the London Area Manager and cover the London area in in their absence.
  • Recruit, train, manage and motivate a first class team of dedicated professional to give exceptional customer service.
  • Have extensive accommodation/rooms and particularly reservations experience gained from working in 4* or 5* star properties.
  • Be a natural leader with an affinity to recruitment, training and staff development.
  • Have the clear ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Be ambitious to progress within an expanding organisation.

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – c£32,000 – £38,000 (DOE)
  • Generous Bonus Potential
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 5 free nights per year accommodation at Company Owned Properties
  • Discount for Friends and Family
  • Excellent Working Conditions – ‘Top 100 Companies To Work For In The UK’

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Private Dining Rooms Manager – 5* Private Club (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Events Manager, PrIvate Members Club

£35000
Central London
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Private Dining and Events Manager (Monday to Friday) – 5* Private Members Club – Mayfair

The Establishment

Occupying a Grade 1 Listed Building in Central London this highly prestigious Private Members Club is seeking to appoint a new Private Dining & Events Manager. The business has a busy events calendar ranging from intimate tasting evenings through to high-end events for up to 200 guests.

The Opportunity

The successful Private Dining & Events Manager will demonstrate the following:

  • Proven Event Management & Private Dining experience gained from working in leading and respected venues / Private Members Clubs
  • Impeccable standards to ensure that all guests receive the very best attention whilst ensuring discretion at all times.
  • Polished restaurant service skills coupled with a broad wine knowledge.
  • Strong commercial skills to ensure that the operation achieves budgeted targets in terms of revenue.
  • Excellent people-management skills with the natural ability to lead, motivate, manage, train and develop a team of dedicated young professionals to achieve impeccable standards.
  • Excellent employment references

The Rewards

  • A salary of c£35,000
  • Performance Bonus
  • Fabulous work environment (mainly Monday to Friday)

 

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Operations Manager – 5* Boutique Hotel (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

£45000
Central London
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Operations Manager with ‘WOW’ Personality – Prestigious 5* Boutique Hotel – Central London

£45,000 + Bonus + Benefits

The Establishment

Highly prestigious Central London 5* operation currently undergoing extensive refurbishment and extension. The business consists of a fine dining Michelin standard restaurant, several stunning private dining rooms including courtyard garden plus 40 luxury bedrooms. Reporting directly to the General Manager you will assume full responsibility for the operation in his absence.

Qualities We Are Looking For

The successful Operations Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Broad experience and a top class pedigree gained from working in 5* London hotel/restaurant/private dining establishments
  • Impeccable Personal Appearance
  • Exceptionally high standards of service coupled with ‘legendary’ attention to detail
  • Gregarious and MAGNETIC Personality
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results 

The Rewards on offer for the Operations Manager

  • A salary of £45,000 + Bonus
  • Healthcare and Pension (after qualifying period)
  • A free hand to stamp your personality on the operation.

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Store Manager – Funky Mexican Joint (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

£26000
Berkshire, Reading
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Store Manager – Fun and Funky, All Fresh, Mexican Style Restaurant – Reading) Mostly Daytime hours.

Package of Basic (c£26,000) + Twice Yearly Bonus

The Company

Privately owned, well founded and well funded all fresh (made on the premises) Mexican style restaurant. With just a handful of stores open to date the company is planning to open a total of 20 within the next 5 years so career progression is a real possibility

What We Are Looking for in Store Manager

A Successful Store Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Gregarious, service led personality.
  • Proven experience as a Manager (or Assistant in a Branded Restaurant) in a chunky branded restaurant/high profile restaurant environment.
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Management with experience of running business with a high net weekly turnover c£20k net per week
  • A good understanding of accounting procedures including P&Ls
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the quality of experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A keen desire to lead a driven team to achieve impressive results

The Rewards on offer for the Store Manager

  • A good and fair salary package (c£26k plus bonus)
  • Great working hours – 45 hours and mainly day time hours (8am-4pm)
  • Genuine potential for progression
  • Great Benefits
  • Great working environment

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Training Manager – Progressive Restaurant Group (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Training Manager

£35000
Central London
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Training Manager (Newly Created Role) – Progressive Restaurant Group – London

c£35,0000 + Generous Quarterly Bonus + Genuine Career Progression

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood restaurants across London. The business is privately owned, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for numerous years they are expanding and therefore need an ambitious, entrepreneurial, careerist Training Manager who is keen to have a significant impact of the business and progress and develop within it. This position reports directly to the Managing Director.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Training Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience working as a Training Manager within a contemporary London Restaurant group
  • A strong understanding of Restaurant operations gained from working in Restaurant Operations
  • A organised systematic approach coupled with the ability and experience to write training manuals and formalise the training department
  • The ability to plan and develop a pipeline of trained individuals ready to play key parts in the company’s expansion plans
  • Magnetic, Motivational and Gregarious personality
  • Passion and Pride ensuring that all those who you train are inspired by your methodology guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

Skill Required

The group needs someone who can deliver the highest quality training delivery and management to enable the restaurants to meet the business needs at all times. They must be flexible, extroverted, have boundless enthusiasm and self-motivation together with high standards and a good sense of humour, and be able to mentor and manage other trainers.

They are looking for an excellent communicator – outgoing and articulate – as you will have to build a rapport with the Founder, MD, Operations Manager, General Managers and staff. You should have a raw passion for food, drink, service and hospitality, as well as technical operational knowledge gained from previous experience along with a sound commercial awareness.

To succeed in this position the successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience of the entire training cycle and a track record in designing and delivering management and soft skills training. They will have previously implemented or worked with successful talent management and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to customer service.

The ideal candidate will be a proven, ‘hands on’ stand up trainer, with relevant management development skills and experience of design and delivery of a full range of training materials. They will have a strong character and stamina to deal with the pressures that the pace within this role includes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop our company’s training set up in an exciting fast paced environment where no two days are the same.

As a minimum, the successful Training Manager must have:

  • Minimum 2 years previous training manager experience gained in the hospitality sector
  • Previous restaurant operational experience
  • Creative and innovative solutions
  • Good stand up delivery
  • Confidence and ability to develop and deliver own material for both staff and management training and development
  • Experience at managing the training requirements for new openings

The Rewards

  • A salary of c£35,000
  • A realistic and generous quarterly bonus
  • Career Progression within the Group – this position will develop into a Head of Department/Training Director role

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager (Opening) – Progressive Restaurant Group (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£35000
South London
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General Manager (Opening) – South Kensington – Progressive Restaurant Group – London

£35,000 + Bonus + Benefits

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is privately owned, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoyed the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food is prepared fresh daily typically sourced from local suppliers. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are poised to expand and therefore need ambitious, entrepreneurial careerist individuals who are keen to progress within the business.

Their latest opening will open in fashionable South Kensington later this year and they are seeking to appoint an opening General Manager.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Opening General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills and entrepreneurial flair
  • Gregarious, service led personality.
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Experience working as a General Manager
  • Strong Financial Skills
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

The Rewards

  • A salary of £35,000
  • Generous, achievable General Manager’s Bonus
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head Chef – 5* Private Members Club (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Executive/Head Chef

£50000
Central London
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Head Chef – Prestigious 5* Private Members Club – Central London

£50,000 + Guaranteed Tronc

The Establishment

Occupying a Grade 1 Listed Building in Central London this highly prestigious Private Members Club is seeking to appoint a new Head Chef. The kitchen is large, modern and very well equipped and, furthermore, the Club is currently the subject of a comprehensive general refurbishment which will see the addition of more luxury bedrooms. Reporting directly to the young, driven and inspiring Club Secretary (General Manager) – this is a genuinely exciting opportunity.

Who We Are Looking for

The successful Head Chef will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Broad experience and a top class pedigree gained from working in 5* London establishments.
  • Logical career progression demonstrated by a steady and consistent career culminating in a current Head Chef or Senior Sous Chef position.
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results
  • A contemporary cooking style with classical influences
  • A modern management style and exceptional training skills
  • A strong desire to take ownership of your department and make it a showcase for your skill and ability

The Rewards on offer for the Head Chef

  • A salary of £50,000 + Guaranteed Tronc
  • Healthcare and Pension (after qualifying period)
  • Predominately Monday to Friday
  • A free hand to stamp your signature on the operation.

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Central Production Kitchen Manager – N.London (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Kitchen Manager

£25000
North London
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The Opportunity

Kitchen Manager (Central Production Kitchen) – Growing Restaurant Group – Based London NW10

£25,000 + (more for the someone with fabulous experience!!) + Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits

The Company

Our client operates a number of quality, authentic neighbourhood Middle Eastern restaurants across London. The business is privately owned, well funded and well managed by a dedicated team of experienced restaurateurs. All sites feature dynamic open kitchens where guests can enjoy the experience of chefs creating dishes from the best fresh ingredients. The food, which is typically sourced locally, is prepared fresh daily at a central production kitchen. The sites are hugely atmospheric with noise and colour in abundance. Having been established for several years they are expanding and therefore need an ambitious, careerist individual who is keen to progress within the business.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful Kitchen Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong management skills to lead a team of 10 chefs to produce Middle Eastern Cuisine
  • Hands on, organised with the natural ability to install a system and procedure to ensure smooth runnning.
  • High Volume Food Production experience
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Excellent Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Standards
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • Great references from previous employers

The Rewards

  • A salary of £25,000+ (more depending on experience) + Bonus + Benefits
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager Iconic London Restaurant (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£40000
Central London
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The Company

General Manager – London – Iconic Restaurant

£30,000 – £35,000 + £10k+ Bonus

The Company

Founded many years ago the operation is a ‘National Institution’ attracting locals, tourists and an array of celebrities in their droves.

Candidate Requirements

The successful General Manager will:

  • Be a General Manager or Senior Assistant Manager in a busy, respected restaurant and at the top of their game.
  • Have extensive experience of running a restaurant with an annual turnover in excess of £2m.
  • Have drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team.
  • Have a natural ability to weave Passion and Pride into the business, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the unique experience for which this iconic restaurant has become so widely recognised.
  • Be ably capable of managing a large team of and a management.
  • A dedication to training and developing young teams to reach stretching but achievable goals.
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation

Rewards

  • Salary from £30,000 to £35,000
  • £10,000 Bonus

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Lively Cocktail Bar & Restaurant (position now filled by Gordon Charles)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£40000
Central London
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The Company

General Manager – Vibrant Cocktail Bar & Restaurant and Private Dining Operation – Central London

Salary Banding £35,000 – £45,000 + (£6,000 Bonus Package Potential) – Monday to Friday (closed weekends)!!

The Company

Our client, privately owns a clutch of highly rated 4* and 5* properties mainly in the UK but they also own businesses in the Southern Hemisphere. They have won numerous awards for the way in which they manage and develop their staff and are widely recognised as being an ‘employer of choice’.

The Operation

The operation is highly visible and adjoins one their established, luxury properties. It operates entirely separately from its larger neighbour but has the advantage of being able to draw on it’s sister property’s sales and marketing department for influence, expertise and guidance when required. The menu served in the Restaurant (capacity 45 guests) and in the two Bars (capacity 75 guests) is broadly grill based, with a strong Southern Hemishere theme. The wine list is 100 bins strong (35% from the company owned winery) and a wide and adventurous cocktail list. The operation currently operates Monday to Friday; the ambience is relaxed and comfortable.

Who Are Looking For?

The successful General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Bar & Restaurant experience working as a fully accountable General Manager
  • Strong Financial Skills
  • Drive, determination and the training skills to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which the operation has become recognised
  • The desire to take ownership of the business and run it as if it were their own with bundles of automony and support
  • A willingness to train and develop a team to achieve excellence

The Rewards

  • A salary from £35,000 to £45,000 (depending on experience) plus potential £6,000 bonus
  • Generous, achievable General Manager Bonus Package
  • All in All a rare opportunity to make a name for yourself with this highly respected group and run your own Central London Bar & Restaurant
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Restaurant/Dining Room Manager – 5* Private Club (Position now filled by Gordon Charles)

PrIvate Members Club

£40000
Central London
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Dining Room Manager / Restaurant Manager– Prestigious 5* Private Members Club – Central London

c.£35,000 plus bonus

The Establishment

Occupying a Grade 1 Listed Building in Central London this highly prestigious Private Members Club is seeking to appoint a new Dining Room Manage/Restaurant Manager. The property has recently been the subject of an extensive refurbishment and is now stunning in it’s new found glory. The Head Chef has a Michelin starred background and so the food is of an exceptional quality.

Qualities We Are Looking For

The successful Dining Room Manager/Restaurant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Broad experience and a top class pedigree gained from working in 5* London hotel/restaurant/private dining establishments
  • Impeccable Personal Appearance
  • Exceptionally high standards of service coupled with ‘legendary’ attention to detail
  • Gregarious and MAGNETIC Personality
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results

The Rewards

  • A package to exceed £35k
  • Monday to Friday (predominately with very rare weekend work)
  • Fabulous work environment

What Next?

If you would like to be considered for this position of Dining Room Manager/Restaurant Manager please apply, in strict confidence to Nick Charles at nick@gordoncharles.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Head of Wine/Wine Manager – (POSITION FILLED)

Wine & Wine Bars

£30000
Central London
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Wine Manager – High Profile High End Luxury London Restaurant Group

The Company

This well established restaurant group has been trading in London since the early 80s, their high-end, luxury restaurants have forged a loyal and discerning following and they are now seeking to recruit a Wine Manager to work across the group and manage the company’s wine interests.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Have a very strong command of the English language
  • Have a very keen interest in wines and be able to talk about the wines of the world with knowledge and authority
  • Manage the restaurants wine lists
  • Manage the bin lists,cellars and stock rotation
  • Run wine events and tastings for both the public and the business’ employees
  • Be driven to achieve accurate results ensuring that the business carries appropriate levels of stock
  • Continue the close relationship with wine growers and suppliers to ensure the group features a strong and relevant wine list
  • Be conversant with FnB Shop and Micros POS
  • Report directly to the Managing Director

The Rewards

  • Starting Package – c25-30k base salary
  • Exceptional Bonus Potential
  • The confidence that you are working for a leading restaurant group who are widely recognised as an Employer of Choice who typically retain their employees for many years!

Apply

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to make huge success of this role of Wine Manager please send me a copy of your CV to me, Nick Charles.

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager Fabulous Bar/Brasserie

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£22000
North London, West London
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The Company

 

Our client is a small but organically growing independent company, whose owners have the experience of years in the industry yet move with the times. They believe their future is the people in the business so they empower them to be constantly looking at ways to raise the bar in their sites.

 

So if you are looking for a role that not only gives you freedom to drive the business but also career progression then, this could be the role for you.

 

The Restaurant

 

The style is modern brasserie with informal yet impeccable service, so it is all about fresh food and fantastic cocktails with a wonderful wine list to boot. The atmosphere is lively and fun and the team are all hands on and professional.

 

Who We Are Looking For

 

The successful Assistant Manager must be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements.

 

  • An exceptional Restaurant Management background demonstrating a minimum 2 years’ relevant experience gained from working in a high end branded operation
  • The capability and ambition to earn promotion to General Manager within a 2-year period
  • Fantastic restaurant service skills coupled with a good knowledge of wines and cocktails
  • A sunny disposition twinned with good people-management skills with the natural ability to lead, motivate, manage, train and develop a team of dedicated front of house professionals
  • A firm understanding and capability of financials
  • Fluent in English
  • The successful Assistant Manager must have excellent employment references

 

The Rewards

 

  • A salary of circa £22k plus achievable bonus
  • Career progression within the group

 

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Food and Beverage Manager – 4* Star Luxury Hotel

Financial Management, Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£45000
Central London, West London
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£40,000 – £45,000 + Negotiable (Depending on Experience) + £6,000 Bonus Package Potential + Benefits

 

The Company

 

Our client, privately owns a clutch of highly rated 4* and 5* hotels mainly in the UK, they also own businesses in the Southern Hemisphere including a well-known winery. They have won numerous awards for the way in which they manage and develop their staff and are widely recognised as being an ‘employer of choice’.

 

The Operation

 

The operation is a fabulous, luxury 4* Hotel with 160+ beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites. The property features a classic Bar and Lounge, two Restaurants [one formal and one informal], 6 Meeting Rooms and 24 Hour Room Service. Food and Beverage combined achieves a turnover of c£3m per annum.

 

Who Are Looking for?

 

The Successful Food & Beverage Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Experience gained from working in a recognised 4*/5* Hotel either an Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, or as a Food and Beverage Manager in a similar notable property
  • A strong desire to lead from the front with inspiration, this is a very hands-on role
  • Strong training skills as you will be responsible to leading, manging a motivating a team of young professionals to achieve exceptional results
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the experience for which this wonderful property has become recognised
  • The desire to take ownership of your department working on your own initiative with autonomy and support
  • A keen to desire to join a modern, progressive business where you will be able to develop your career

 

The Rewards

 

  • A salary from £40,000 – £45,000+ (Depending on Experience)
  • Achievable Bonus Package (£6,000)
  • Healthcare
  • Pension after short qualifying period
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Managers/Assistant General Managers – Fun and Funky Group

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£28000
Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London
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Established, Progressive Restaurant Group – London. £22,000 – £28,000 (Depending on Experience) plus great benefits

 

The Company

 

Founded in 1998 this dynamic and progressive business is at the fore-front of the young & fun, casual dining scene. Over the last 13 years they have grown in number to over 40 cracking sites but they are still evolving and are still as fresh as they were when in their infancy. The restaurants serve fresh ‘world food’ created by inspiring, dedicated chefs and served by informed, enthusiastic front of house staff.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant Manager/Assistant General Manager

 

A Successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Gregarious, service led personality
  • Busy, Quality Restaurant Management Experience (18 months minimum)
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the quality of experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards on offer for an Assistant Manager

 

  • A salary of £22,000 to £28,000 (depending on experience)
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager – Windsor

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£24000
West London
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‘One of the UK’s Best Employers’ – Windsor. £24,000 plus 20% bonus plus bundles of exceptional benefits PLUS structured career path

 

The Company

 

We are proud to have been asked to recruit an exceptional Assistant Manager talent for one of the UK’s most established (founded late 80’s) and respected high street food retailers. With stunning shops (around 260 and some 20+ opening in the UK in 2011) across the UK and the US, the passion for the business that exudes from each and every one of their employees is as legendary as is their training scheme and now this household name is actively seeking fresh management talent as they continue on their measured expansion plan.

 

Who Are We Looking for?

 

The Successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Two years’ supervisory experience within hospitality/retail management ideally gained from working with one of the high street branded bar or restaurant chains
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • An infectious and magnetic personality twinned with driving ambition
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A desire to have a life that balances work life and home life. Think about it, a career with a great company AND you get to have a social life!! No really late nights or early morning finishes!
  • A driving ambition to progress within the organisation to become one of company’s General Managers and beyond…

 

Rewards

 

  • A basic salary of £24,000 plus a bonus scheme worth 20%
  • Exceptional benefits
  • Structured career path

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head Chef – Totally Brilliant Busy Grill Restaurant & Bar

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£30000
Central London
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Central London – £28,000/£30,000+

 

The Company

 

Our client, operates a large, informal diverse and well-funded brasserie/grill restaurant in Central London.

 

What We Are Looking for in a Head Chef

 

The successful Head Chef who may be looking for his/her first Head Chef position will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Good organisation skills and the ability to work in a busy environment
  • Busy, quality restaurant experience working as a Sous or Head Chef
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your stable team
  • Experience of stock management and ordering
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards on offer for the Head Chef

 

  • A salary of £28,000
  • Bonus
  • A great, non-corporate work environment

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Stylish, Iconic Restaurant Group

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£32000
Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London
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Magnificent Package (Awesome Basic + Generous Bonus)

 

The Company

 

One to watch! A more successful (but perfectly formed) ‘top end’ restaurant group you will not find in the UK! The culture within is akin to a cult; the passion for the business that exudes from each and every one of their employees is as legendary as their focus on training and development and now they are seeking a TOP General Manager for one of their hugely successful site.

 

The successful General Manager will:

 

  • Be a General Manager in a busy, high-end restaurant and at the top of their game
  • Have extensive experience of running a restaurant with an annual turnover in excess of £4m
  • Have drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Have a natural ability to weave Passion and Pride into the business, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become so widely recognised
  • Be ably capable of managing a team of 100 staff and a management team of 5
  • A dedication to training and developing young teams to reach stretching but achievable goals
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation

 

The Rewards

 

  • A truly great package
  • Exceptional Benefits
  • Legendary Training Programme
  • Career Progression – the company is set on a measured expansion plan

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – Brilliant Fresh Food Pub

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£30000
Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London
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30,000 plus bonus

 

The Company

 

We are proud to have been asked to recruit for one of London’s most successful and innovative pub companies in London. They believe in great food in great pubs and deliver this time after time. It is all about the personality and the fit to their values when it comes to recruiting for them. They are growing organically which means there is plenty of room for development for the successful General Managers as they practice promotion from within.

 

The site is newly refurbished and requires the General Manager to have strength in fresh food as well as the wet side of the business. It also has a theatre attached so you will need to manage the short bursts of trade this can bring.

 

What We Are Looking for as General Manager

 

Successful individuals will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Hands on leadership from the front line
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become so recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A desire to have a life that balances work life and home life
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation
  • Converting sales to profit through the KPIs and controls
  • An entrepreneurial flair as the sites are yours to manage and grow

 

The Rewards

 

  • Salary of £30000 plus generous bonus
  • Personal development and training in the role

 

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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GM High End, High Volume Foodie Pub Battersea

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£38000
South London
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£35-38k plus bonus

 

The Company

 

We are proud to have been asked to recruit for one of London’s most successful and innovative pub companies in London. They believe in great food in great pubs and deliver this time after time. It is all about the personality and the fit to their values when it comes to recruiting for them. They are growing organically which means there is plenty of room for development for the successful General Managers as they practice promotion from within.

 

The site is newly refurbished and requires the General Manager to have strength in fresh food as well as the wet side of the business. It also has a theatre attached so you will need to manage the short bursts of trade this can bring.

 

What We Are Looking for as General Manager

 

Successful individuals will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • At least 3 years as a General Manager in a high volume, quality site
  • Fresh food in your background
  • Hands on leadership from the front line
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become so recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A desire to have a life that balances work life and home life
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation
  • Converting sales to profit through the KPIs and controls
  • An entrepreneurial flair as the sites are yours to manage and grow

 

The Rewards as General Manager

 

  • Salary of £35-38k plus generous bonus
  • Personal development and training in the role

 

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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GM/Management Couple – Iconic Pub SW18 Live In

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£50000
South London, West London
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£38,000 single -£50,000 couple plus very achievable bonus

 

The Company

 

The company is a well-respected foodie pub company run by a dedicated bunch of seasoned professionals. As the Manager/Management Couple you will be expected to run the business as if it were your own, and you will be seen as the ‘Patron’ of the business and empowered to make the big key decisions about the business and its direction. The company is not part of a large, impersonal corporate but is personable and hugely successful. Isn’t that refreshing? The site itself is an iconic South West London landmark that has just recently had a small hotel built on to it, comprising of individually styled rooms, which have proved immensely popular. Therefore, a background which also includes knowledge in rooms is ideal.

 

What Is Needed from You as GM/Mgmt. Couple

 

The successful GM/Mgmt. Couple would need to be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • At least 3 years GM/Mgmt. Couple Experience gained in a busy, quality fresh food operation
  • Full financial skills
  • Financial astuteness and the ability to implement tight business controls
  • Proven track record of dropping sales into bottom line profit
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that the customers continue to enjoy the high quality service and experience for which the site has become known
  • The Ability to train and lead the team from the front
  • A hands on approach at all times
  • A real attention to detail to ensure the site stands out from the competition
  • A track record in managing summer and winter trade fluctuations, and planning and delivering the offer that best reflects these fluctuations
  • An in-depth knowledge of food production and controls when dealing with fresh food
  • A proven track record of running a site that incorporated a small hotel as well.

 

The Rewards as A GM/Mgmt. Couple

 

  • A salary of £38,000 Single, £50,000 Couple
  • Generous achievable bonus
  • Accommodation

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Deputy GM/Assistant Manager (No.2)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£35000
Central London, South London, West London
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Assistant Manager (Deputy General Manager) Established, Quality Restaurant & Bar – Belgravia – £30k to £35k

 

The Company

 

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ London Restaurant and Bar scene. They have successfully operated restaurant and bar businesses in London for over 20 years. They now have this exciting opportunity for a proven Assistant Manager to join their Belgravia site.

 

The Operation

 

Housed in a beautiful Regency Townhouse the operation consists of a lively restaurant, a private dining room, spirit bar and terrace with live jazz entertainment every night. The business enjoys a turnover in excess of £3m.

 

Who We Are Looking For

 

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

 

  • Reporting directly to the General Manager the successful Assistant Manager will have a proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s busiest restaurants and bars
  • A naturally sunny personality
  • Great Service Skills with finely tuned attention to detail
  • Exceptional people-management skills (managing a team of 35 dedicated professionals) with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A good knowledge of Health and Safety
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop within the company
  • Ideally good experience of working with Micros

 

The Rewards

 

  • A package way in excess of £30k
  • Promotional Prospects
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business

 

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Receptionist – Global Luxury Apartment Co. – Bristol Base

Hotels & Serviced Apartments

£15000
Bristol
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£15,000 plus bonus plus really great benefits!

 

The Company

 

Our client is a dynamic, progressive and privately owned luxury serviced apartment company with a global presence. They are proud to have achieved the status of one of The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work in the UK.

 

The Successful Receptionists will:

  • Have experience gained from working in 4 or 5-star Hotel/Serviced Apartments Operations as a Receptionist
  • Be responsible for dealing with arrivals and departures and guest issues
  • Have bundles of self-drive and natural initiative
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be ambitious to progress from Receptionist into Management within an expanding organisation (several new sites opened within the last 18 months and more in the pipeline)

 

The Rewards

 

  • £15,000 per annum
  • Generous Bonus Potential
  • Healthcare after qualifying period
  • Life Insurance and Income Protection after qualifying period
  • 5 Free nights per year accommodation at Company Owned Properties
  • Excellent Working Conditions – TOP 100 BEST SMALL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN THE UK – The Sunday Times

 

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Trainee Assistant Managers / Full Training through to GM

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£22000
Central London, East London, North London, West London
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THE NEXT BIG THING!!! Managers In Training (MIT)/Trainee Managers – Central London. Basic – PLUS TRULY EXCEPTIONAL CAREER PROSPECTS, plus benefits

 

The Company

 

With 6 fabulous sites up and running so far in the UK Gordon Charles has been asked to source a number of exceptional Managers in Training (MIT)/Trainee Managers for what is proving to be the UK/Europe’s next big concept – Gourmet Fast Casual. The parent business founded in ‘The US’ some 11 years ago employs over 22,000 people and turns over in excess of $3bn per annum. With a sound commitment to preserve the environment and only use local produce, that has assured provenance, the company has forged an enviable reputation for doing the right thing! The company has a bright future and is charting a controlled journey of expansion which will ensure that committed and dedicated individuals progress through to General Manager and beyond…..Get your career on track for a fabulous future!

 

Who Are We Looking for?

 

The successful MITs/Trainee Managers will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Attitude (Can Do – Will Do) more important than experience – full, all round training given!
  • A natural affinity to exceptional service standards and highly engaging personality
  • A driven and totally committed individual who is both tenacious and intuitive
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the brand has become widely recognised
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team to achieve challenging goals

 

Rewards

 

  • A starting salary £22,000 with the potential to make a great bonus too
  • Real training, real prospects, expected results
  • The knowledge you are working within one of the world’s most exciting companies

 

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant Manager/ess City Monday-Friday

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£24000
Central London
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The Company

 

This company is one of the most well-known and respected operators in the city. They have the core brand and products but every site is unique in one way or another, whether it be giant jenga or massive screens to catch the latest at Wimbledon. The company believes in promotion from within so their internal training is second to none. The work life balance is very much in evidence with the sites being closed at the weekend. As the company progresses and constantly challenges itself then as Assistant Manageress/er, so should you be.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant Manager/ess

 

The successful Assistant Manager/ess will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Essential – Upbeat, lively personality
  • Essential – Driving ambition and a keen willingness to take responsibility within the business
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • A hands on approach to management
  • The desire to train and lead the team at all times
  • A good knowledge of financials that is essential in converting sales to profit
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A desire to have a life that balances work life and home life
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation
  • Marketing and or Promotional experience a bonus

 

The Rewards as Assistant Manageress/er

 

  • A salary of a circa £24,000 package
  • Training and development to progress your career

 

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Operations Manager – London. Iconic Pub Company

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£50000
Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London
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The Company

 

The company has a long established reputation in the business in London for a fantastic group of pubs which may have some generic traits when it comes to the basics but which each have their own personality and style which is very much driven by the General Manager and team within.

 

The Role

 

Of the Operations Manager will involve working within the London division, supporting the Operations Director in the general development of the businesses to achieve the key objectives over the coming years.

 

The key responsibilities of the Operations Manager will include:

 

  • financial risk management, and the achievement of KPI’s through identification of opportunities, assisting general managers to achieve profit targets, addressing potential problems and trouble shooting
  • This will involve property inspections, health and safety audits, and ensuring compliance with statutory regulations.

 

The ideal candidate will –

 

  • Be commercially aware, actively keeping up with industry trends, able to communicate and network successfully
  • Able to challenge current ways of thinking to ensure the businesses stay ahead of the market sector
  • Able to evidence successful business building – innovation and creative with the ability to influence and suggest to a general manager’s ways to generate new customers and develop on the existing business
  • Have experienced in multi-site site management and must be able to demonstrate a real understanding of risk management, action taken to pro-actively act to achieve KPI’s, through agreeing clear priorities and action plans. Show evidence of the ability to think on their feet, make quick decisions with a calm and rational approach, handle challenges and disagreements skilfully and have a can do attitude
  • Evidence the ability to balance priorities – business building, people needs (customer and team) and financial results in a positive way

 

The Rewards

 

  • Salary of circa £50,000 plus bonus and benefits
  • Usual toys that go with the role.

 

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manageress/er – New Wine Bar Opening, Waterloo

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£45000
Central London
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The Company

 

This company is one of the most well-known and respected operators in the city. They have the core brand and products but every site is unique in one way or another, whether it be giant jenga or massive screens to catch the latest at Wimbledon. The company believes in promotion from within so their internal training is second to none.

 

The Site

 

Is a brand new opening which is their first foray out of the city, so the chance to expand on the brand and have a chance to do things a little bit differently is very much on the cards.

 

What We Are Looking for in a General Manageress/er

 

The successful individual will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Essential – Upbeat, lively personality
  • Essential – Driving ambition and a keen willingness to take responsibility within the business
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become universally recognised
  • At least 3 years as General Manageress/er in a high volume site
  • As General Manageress you must have a hands on approach to management
  • You must be very operationally driven as this site will dictate this need
  • A complete knowledge of financials that is essential in converting sales to profits
  • As General Manageress/er you must have a proven track record of growing a business
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goal
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation
  • Marketing and or Promotional experience is essential

 

The Rewards of the General Manageress/er

 

  • A basic of £45,000 plus bonus, benefits and tronc
  • Training and development to progress your career

 

 

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – High Volume London Flagship

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£40000
Central London
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The Company

 

We are proud to have been asked to recruit for one of London’s most successful and innovative pub companies in London. They believe in great food in great pubs and deliver this time after time. It is all about the personality and the fit to their values when it comes to recruiting for them. They are growing organically which means there is plenty of room for development for the successful General Managers as they practice promotion from within.

 

The Site

 

Is one of the company’s flagship units and also a training site, so the highest standards are required at all times without exception. It is a very busy and diverse central London site so fantastic organization skills are paramount. the site serves fresh food so experience in this is a must.

 

What We Are Looking for in a General Manager

 

The successful individual will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • At least 3 years as a General Manager in a high volume, quality site
  • Fresh food in your background
  • Hands on leadership from the front line
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all customers continue to enjoy the unique experience for which the company has become so recognised
  • Attention to detail at all times
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals
  • A keen ambition to progress within the organisation
  • Converting sales to profit through the KPIs and controls
  • An entrepreneurial flair as the site is yours to manage and grow
  • Organizational skills as the site is multi facet

 

The Rewards as General Manager

 

  • Salary of £40,000 plus generous bonus
  • Personal development and training in the role

 

 

Contact

margot@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Managers and Assistant Managers – Fresh Food Modern Restaurants – Essex

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£24000
East London, Essex
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Established, Progressive Restaurant Group – Essex. Package of Basic + Bonus + Tips

 

The Company

 

Founded about 4 years ago, this small collection of fresh food restaurants is the latest venture of a couple of the UK’s most respected restaurant entrepreneurs who, in the last 10 years, are famed for having created one of the UK’s most successful restaurant groups. The offer is, in the main, freshly prepared grills, pizza and pasta using the best possible ingredients. The restaurants within the group are all situated in prime locations and typically in interesting historical buildings. The group has embarked on a measured but exciting expansion plan so promotional prospects within the company are exceptional.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant Manager

 

A Successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Gregarious, naturally sunny, service led personality
  • Proven experience as a Supervisor/Assistant Manager (Restaurant)
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the quality of experience for which the company has become recognised
  • A keen desire to lead a driven team to achieve impressive results

 

The Rewards on offer for an Assistant Manager

 

  • A base salary and bonus = generous package
  • Full training to ensure that you progress through to become a General Manager
  • Great Benefits
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Executive Head Chef – Smart Bistro/Cafe Co. – Chelsea

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£38000
West London
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The Business

 

We are pleased to have been asked to recruit an Executive Chef for this absolutely fabulous, very busy, Mediterranean style bistro company. The operation is smart, bright and airy and sells delicious wholesome fresh produce, (menu changes monthly with an, emphasis on wholesome food using locally sourced ingredients) to eat in or take out. The staff are smart, well trained and attentive and the customers loyal and discerning. The operation is privately owned and on the cusp of expansion (2 more sites in the pipe-line) so this is a very special time to be joining this upmarket privately owned company.

 

Who We Are Looking for?

 

The successful Executive Chef will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • A naturally positive personality
  • Previous Executive/Head Chef experience
  • Openings experience would be an advantage
  • A thirst for knowledge and a keen eye on emerging food trends
  • Great Creative ability and real Foodie!
  • A career background in smart, upmarket restaurant/brasserie/bistro/foodie cafes
  • A career track record of high achievement and progression

Rewards

 

  • A basic salary of £38,000
  • Fantastic bonus

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant General Manager – Top Restaurant Group

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£35000
Central London
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Iconic, West End London Restaurant Group. From £28,000 to £35,000 plus enormous bonus potential

 

The Company

 

This very well established grill restaurant business boasts sites in some of the most sought after sites in Central London and, as such, they have earned the reputation for being central to the West End dining out market.

 

What We Are Looking for in an Assistant General Manager

 

A successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • Gregarious, service led personality coupled with a very keen eye for detail
  • Impeccable personal presentation
  • An obsession for fabulous guest service and a love of Customers!!!
  • Very busy restaurant Management experience – all sites enjoy a £multi-million turnover
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Exceptional front of house skills and a keen desire to work your business from the front to achieve great results
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

 

The Rewards on offer for an Assistant General Manager

 

  • A salary of between £28,000 and £35,000 entirely dependent on your career experience
  • Great Bonus System
  • Career Progression within the Group

 

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Head of Finance – 5* Luxury Private Members Club Mayfair

Financial Management, Venue, Private Clubs & Business Centres

£65000
Central London, West London
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The Role

 

The Head of Finance is responsible for all aspects of finance, including overseeing human resources administration and I.T. coordination within the Club. The Head of Finance will lead, direct and motivate staff, ensuring that departmental standards are maintained at all times, in order to provide the highest possible quality of service to Club Members and their guests.

This is a highly strategic role, working closely with and proactively advising the Club Secretary and making recommendations on strategic financial matters to constantly drive positive changes, thus improving bottom line profit for the Club, through effective systems, processes, controls and effective management.

 

The Candidate

 

The Head of Finance will be ambitious and proactive and the ideal candidate would be able to lead the finance department strongly and effectively whilst also being able to interact sensitively and constructively with the staff and members. The ideal candidate will have had experience of the hotel trade, or of another Club. S/he will be qualified to ACA/ACCA standard or QBE and will have full experience in developing financial systems and controls in a service industry. Particular characteristics are as follows:

 

  • A visionary, strategic and experienced person with a proven track record in financial management at a senior level in an organisation of similar complexity and scale
  • Stature, intellect, presence and good humour with outstanding people and communication skills, being tactful and diplomatic and able to motivate, lead and inspire the accounts team

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Ensure, in close cooperation with the Club Secretary and the Committee that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place to guide the Club’s decision making
  • To be responsible for all financial practices across all areas of the Club
  • Full Management of accounting and development of controls to prevent fraud or theft from occurring
  • Ensure the appropriateness of the key figures included in the Club’s medium term financial plan and annual budget proposals. Provide advice to senior Management colleagues and Committee Members on these matters
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Club’s strategic plan. Prepare the annual budget and forecasts
  • Advise the Club Secretary on major financial issues which arise and which are outside the agreed boundaries of Management authority; for example, a contract for service provision or agreement
  • Service the Club’s audit process and be able to answer any discrepancies as and when they arise
  • Maintain regular liaison with the Club Secretary on all areas of finance, HR and IT
  • Maintain records to meet legal and tax requirements and to measure both the inputs and the outcomes of the Club’s operations. Provide accounting services for use by managers in planning and controlling the work of the Club. This includes financial accounting, Management accounting, forecasting, and budgeting and control systems
  • Plan and manage cash flow and transfers to and from reserves
  • Maintain contact with HMRC, pension advisers, auditors and any other regulators as required
  • Act as the leading interface between Management and Club Secretary on financial matters
  • Timely preparation and presentation of the daily sales report, month-end and year-end accounts, including financial and trading statements, cash flow and consolidated figures
  • Preparation of annual audit pack and close liaison in the timely presentation of the annual accounts
  • Liaison with Members in respect of their various accounts and subscriptions, ensuring the timely dispatch of renewal notices, invoices and recovery of all monies due
  • Work closely with designated banking institutions, advising the Club Secretary as to the timing and placement of monies on deposit to earn the best returns
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Membership database is correct, liaising with Members in respect of their financial and contact details
  • Responsible for ensuring that POS system information is accurate and up to date. Ensuring that end of day cashiering is undertaken correctly, resolving any issues arising at the earliest opportunity
  • Responsible for ensuring that Front of House room rates are correct, that the Night Audit is set up to run automatically and that the Front of House staff know how to run a Night Audit manually. Reviewing the check in procedure for Guest and Reciprocal Members and maintenance of records completed by the same. Ensuring that the Cancellation Policy is being implemented and Members are charged correctly
  • Overseeing all suppliers’ invoices, liaising as required to ascertain their validity and accuracy as well as ensuring that they are paid in a timely fashion
  • Overseeing the Monthly, quarterly and annual Inventory checks by the Independent Stock-takers, ensuring that all stock is accounted for and correctly recorded and that any discrepancies are investigated and explained
  • Lead and direct the Accounts office team to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Accounts office, advising on training requirements for improved motivation and attention to detail
  • To ensure the appearance of all Accounts staff is smart and appropriate to the occasion
  • Maintain effective systems that are considered structured and organised at all times
  • Enrolment of entitled Members of staff within the Group Personal Pension Scheme, ensuring timely payment of contributions and the updating of records as and when required

 

Salary and Benefits

 

  • Salary in the region of £65,000
  • Plus benefits

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Deputy General Manager – Leading London Restaurant

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£30000
Central London
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Established, Quality Restaurant & Bar – SW1

 

The Company

 

Our client, is at the forefront of the ‘high end’ London Restaurant and Bar scene. They have successfully operated restaurant and bar businesses in London for over 20 years. They now have this exciting opportunity for a proven Assistant Manager to join one of their prestigious Central London properties.

 

The Operation

 

Housed in a beautiful building the operation consists of a lively restaurant, a private dining room, bar and terrace with live entertainment every night. The business enjoys a turnover in excess of £3.5m.

 

Who We Are Looking For

 

The successful Assistant Manager will be able to demonstrate the following essential requirements:

 

  • Reporting directly to the General Manager the successful Assistant Manager will have a proven management track record gained from working in some of London’s busiest restaurants and bars
  • A naturally sunny personality
  • Great Service Skills with finely tuned attention to detail
  • Exceptional people-management skills (managing a team of 35 dedicated professionals) with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A good knowledge of Health and Safety
  • An individual with a driving ambition to develop within the company
  • Ideally good experience of working with Micros

 

The Rewards

 

  • A package way in excess of £30k
  • Promotional Prospects, new London openings in the pipeline
  • The typical benefits of working with a progressive business

 

 

 

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Banqueting/Events & Private Dining Manager

Contract Catering & Event Management, Venue, Private Clubs & Business Centres

£35000
Central London, West London
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5* Private Members Club – Mayfair

 

The Establishment

 

Occupying a Grade 1 Listed Building in Central London this highly prestigious Private Members Club is seeking to appoint a new Private Dining & Events Manager. The business has a busy events calendar ranging from intimate tasting evenings through to high-end events for up to 200 discerning guests.

 

The Opportunity

 

The successful Events & Private Dining Manager will demonstrate the following:

 

  • Proven Event/Banqueting Management & Private Dining experience gained from working 5* Hotels / Private Members Clubs
  • Impeccable standards to ensure that all guests receive the very best attention whilst ensuring discretion at all times
  • Extensive experience of running the front of house operation of upscale events
  • Polished restaurant service skills coupled with a broad wine knowledge
  • Strong commercial skills to ensure that the operation achieves budgeted targets in terms of revenue
  • Excellent people-management skills with the natural ability to lead, motivate, manage, train and develop a team of dedicated young professionals to achieve impeccable standards
  • Excellent employment references

 

The Rewards

 

  • A salary of c£35,000
  • Performance Bonus
  • Fabulous work environment

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Area Manager – FTSE 250 Restaurant Group

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£45000
Central London, East London, North London, South London, West London
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London Base. Package: £45,000 plus Exceptionally Generous Bonus plus Car plus Exec Benefits

 

The Company

 

Our client is a highly respected, dominant PLC with copious hospitality sites across the UK. Widely recognised as offering one of the best training and development packages in the industry the company attracts exceptional talent ensuring that they maintain their competitive edge.

 

The Requirements

 

The Successful Area Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • A ‘Caterer’ at heart with a passion for ‘Hospitality”
  • Experience as an Area Manager but with the scope and the aptitude to be developed
  • A Natural leader with consummate people skills
  • Solid financial skills
  • The passion and drive to manage a £multi-million area consisting of some 15 sites
  • A quick-wit coupled with an abundance of entrepreneurial flair

 

The Rewards on offer for the Area Manager

 

  • Salary of £45,000
  • Genuine Generous Bonus
  • Unrivalled Career Prospects

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Group Operations Director – Entrepreneurial Restaurant Group (POSITION FILLED)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£85000
Central London
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Entrepreneurial International Restaurant Group. £85,000 + very generous bonus

 

The Business

 

Firmly positioned as ‘the one to watch’ this dynamic restaurant group has attracted unrivalled attention over recent years and, as such, has been awarded a clutch of Michelin stars and won some fantastic awards. The business is privately owned and the owners are committed to supporting and developing pioneering new food concepts whilst developing and expanding their highly acclaimed (Michelin Starred) existing restaurant businesses. At this key juncture they are now looking to recruit a top-drawer Group Operations Director to facilitate the growth of the business working across all concepts both current establishments and future projects.

 

The Group Operations Director

 

The successful Group Operations Director will be able to demonstrate the following essential achievements/traits:

 

  • Broad based experience and a top class pedigree gained from working as an Operations Manager/Director for a highly respected London/World Class City Restaurant Group/s
  • A keen desire to work with your Senior General Managers to further enhance the business from site/restaurant level and ensure that the business retains its awesome reputation for operating several of the Capital’s most respected businesses
  • The drive, focus and intellect to work effectively with the Board of Directors to ensure the future commercial success of the business
  • Ideally Degree Educated

 

The Rewards

 

  • Salary of £85,000+ plus generous achievable bonus
  • Exceptional career opportunities with these highly ambitious, expansive and entrepreneurial restaurant operators

 

 

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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General Manager – BIG, Sassy Restaurant and Bar – Central London (POSITION FILLED)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£80000
Central London
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Iconic Flagship Restaurant & Bar – Central London

 

The Company

 

Our client has been at the forefront of the International Luxury Restaurant and Bar business for some 15 years. Privately owned by a small number of pioneering individuals the businesses are ultra-cool, stylishly modern and synonymous with high design. The cuisine is award winning, up-scale Asian and South American blended with a culture that has naturally set them ahead in their field and bought them countless accolades together with worldwide critical acclaim.

 

The Operation

 

Set in an unparalleled Central London location the property is home to one of the Capital’s most stunning restaurants and bars achieving net sales of some £15m per annum. The venue is vibrant and soulful and has become a firm favourite with discerning International diners and drinkers seeking an extraordinary luxurious experience unlike any other to be found in the Capital.

 

The General Manager

 

This is without doubt one of the prestigious General Manager roles in London and the following qualities are requisite:

 

  • A strong career pedigree, the successful will currently be a General Manager of an internationally respected, high volume Restaurant and Bar
  • A physical and enthusiastic presentation, a natural leader from the moment of introduction, a General Manager who feels at home on the floor 75% of the time, meeting and greeting guests and one who people naturally follow
  • Someone who demonstrates proven processes and systems for fine service with style
  • Experience in high volume luxury style brand environments incorporating luxury service
  • Financial acumen, experienced with labour cost, driving sales, repeat business, training staff to drive a higher guest average
  • Dedication to the job first and foremost, driven and committed to training and working alongside the Director of Operations to raise new standards and become the leader of the top performing restaurant in London; a pace setter for the rest of the group’s openings
  • Exceptional people-management skills (managing a team of nearly 140 dedicated professionals) with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of London’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A searing ambition to achieve the ultimate in terms of career goals and to become and achieve so much more than you are today!

 

The Rewards

 

  • A basic salary of c£80,000 negotiable
  • A monthly paid bonus currently realising £5,000 per quarter
  • The confidence that you are running the flagship property of a globally recognised and respected business and you have a truly awesome future!

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Group Bar Manager – Top Drawer Ambitious Restaurant Group (Position Filled)

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£45000
Central London
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Multi-Michelin Starred Group – London. £45,000 ++ negotiable upwards to attract the best candidate + very generous bonus

 

The Company

Firmly positioned as ‘the one to watch’ this group have attracted unrivalled attention over recent years and has been awarded a clutch of Michelin stars for the excellence of their restaurants. The business is privately owned and having raised a significant fund, which will be used to both develop pioneering new concepts and expand a number of their already hugely successful restaurant/hospitality concepts, they are now looking to recruit a highly seasoned and experience Group Bar Manager to facilitate the growth of the business working across all concepts.

 

Candidate Requirements

The successful Group Bar Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

 

  • An infectious delectation for all things drinkable – in short we are looking for the Heston Blumenthal of Mixology! A Drinks Pioneer…
  • Broad experience and a top class pedigree gained from working in highly respected London/World City establishments, the likes of Ramsay, Blumenthal, Atherton, Hix, Rex Restaurants would be warmly welcomed!
  • The focus and intellect to work effectively with the Board of Directors to ensure success of the bar concepts in the coming years
  • Logical career progression demonstrated by a steady and consistent career culminating in a current Bar Manager/Group Bar Manager position in a noted business attracting critical culinary acclaim
  • A strong management style coupled with the ability to build and develop a cohesive team to achieve exceptional results
  • A flexible approach as the business will operate a plethora of diverse yet top quality hospitality operations and attract the most discerning of diners
  • A keen understanding and respect for the rise and rise of the craft beer revolution
  • A modern management style and exceptional training skills

 

The Rewards on offer for the Group Bar Manager

 

  • £45,000++ generous performance bonus, making this one of the best remuneration packages to be found anywhere!
  • Exceptional career opportunities with this highly ambitious and expansive restaurant/hospitality group
  • A free hand to stamp your signature on the operation

 

Contact

nick@gordoncharles.co.uk

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Assistant General Manager – Fresh Food Restaurant – London

Pub, Bars & Restaurants

£27000
Central London, East London, North London, West London
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The Company

Founded ten years ago, this eccentric collection of fresh food restaurants has recently re-sown its roots with the appointment of a CEO idolising the make-up and very soul of this truly exciting family-run company. Currently with 8 sites in London, the offer is freshly prepared dim sum, cocktails and chinese teas using the best possible ingredients. The company has embarked on a measured but exciting expansion plan including sites in Dubai, USA and India so promotional prospects within the company are exceptional.

 

Candidate Requirements

A Successful Assistant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Gregarious, naturally sunny, service led personality.
  • Proven experience as a Manager in a food-led business (restaurants, gastro-pubs, food retail)
  • A mind for marketing, business development marketing and/or events management
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team.
  • Passion and Pride, ensuring that all guests continue to enjoy the quality of experience for which the company has become recognised.
  • A keen desire to lead a driven team to achieve impressive results.

 

Rewards

  • A base salary of up to £27,000 plus an achievable bonus making a package worth £32k+
  • A Full 6 weeks worth of training to ensure that you understand and can action all facets of restaurant management
  • A role where your marketing and business ideas will be heard and even more expected!
  • Career Progression within the Collection
  • The knowledge that you are working with people of like-minded views who will support you!

 

 

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Assistant Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable Assistant General Manager candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance. You must be resident in the UK and legally entitled to work here to apply for this Assistant General Manager role.

Contact

mark@gordoncharles.co.uk

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