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

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

Training Manager

Central London

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



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