General Manager, Red Lion

Contract: Permanent Salary: Single Manager up to £35,000 – Couple up to £50,000 dependent on experience. Live in. Contract Hours: Full-Time Live In/Out: Live In

Amazing Opportunity for a
General Manager / Couple
at the Red Lion, Hatfield

A little bit about the pub…..
An inspiring pub, and a former hotel and banqueting suite, in a historic location that’s been with McMullen since 1934. Located a short stroll from Hatfield Station the Red Lion is a truly magnificent pub. Refurbish in 2015, the Red Lion rarely drops below serving 1200 main meals in a week, and in the summer with its large outside areas, that number passes 1800. The restaurant boasts 96 seats and is complimented by a bar area plus a private dining area or function room. Full table service is offered throughout, including outside. Various events are held throughout the year and enjoyed by the many local regulars and new guests alike.


……and a bit about the guests….
As with all Chicken & Grill Pubs, there’s something for everyone. You’ll find office workers during mid-week lunch times, families & couples dining in the evenings and weekends, tradesmen enjoying a hard-earned after work pint, retired folk enjoying a catch up, walkers in for a sandwich and coffee……


Management Profile
The successful candidate will be a strong personality with the ability to engage and manage the bar trade, while wooing the diners in the restaurant with impeccable hospitality. Clearly the demographic of the local area points to missed opportunities with food sales. The Manager of the Red Lion should be known outside of the business, spending time in the community, selling everything the Red Lion has to offer.

Team turnover is low. The front of house team are known for delivering great table service, with mystery diner scores consistently high. The new Manager will develop and coach the long-standing team, and recruit new fresh energetic people, in order to take the business to the next level.  Unfortunately due to the challenging nature of this site it is not deemed suitable for a first appointment.

Financial Information
The current financial year has achieved sales growth, with a great Christmas period, and there is a great opportunity to continue the hard work to achieve bonus for the rest of the year.

Management Accommodation
A large managers flat is offered, consisting of 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living room and is in excellent condition. In addition there are 3 separate bedrooms for key staff.

Salary
Single Manager up to £35,000 – Couple up to £50,000 dependent on experience. Live in.

To Apply…….
We can’t wait to hear from you! In the first instance, please email recruitment@mcmullens.co.uk to register your interest and take part in a telephone interview. 
Closing date for registering interest is Friday 29th March. A business plan will be required from applicants that are successful following the telephone interview.