Bar Manager - The Kedleston Country House, Derby

Derby Brewing
13 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Bar Kedleston Country House

Who are we?

We are Derby's local brewer with an award winning beer across every Beer Style, a family run craft business with over 30 years brewing expertise in producing handcrafted premium real ales. We see a growing pub estate as a crucial part of our growth plans, to date we have acquired and fully renovated three pubs winning numerous awards and have now open the Kedleston Country House.

We are passionate about quality and individuality, each of our venues are individual with their own style, drink and food offering. Our current venues include a specialist drinks pub (The Tap), a quirky city centre venue (Greyhound) focused around craft beer and street food and a destination cosy village pub (Queens Head) focused around great drinks and tasty Gastro style food plus our latest venue the Kedleston Country House, a boutique hotel, restaurant, bar and wedding venue.

Across all our pubs we are passionate about food and drinks selection we only sell the finest drinks and produce the best homemade food, which is made from scratch using the finest locally sourced ingredients.

The Greyhound is a quirky city centre venue, offering craft beers, street style food. Combining a character pub with a quirky twist, a busy function room and an extensive garden making this a busy summer venue, we have an exciting garden refurbishment planned for this summer, to maximise our already extensive outside space.

The role

As the Bar Manager of The Kedleston, you will be responsible for managing the bar side of the business, including managing a small team producing excellent and consistent drinks time after time. You would also be responsible in all aspects of the day to day running of any successful venue, including cellar work, ordering, taking deliveries but with the main focus on the bar itself, providing guests with exceptional drinks and of course cellar management. As a fast growing company we look to promote from within so would be looking for a candidate with experience and ambitions to progress in the future.

Who are we looking for?

Passionate about amazing drinks and service than this is the job for you! We are looking for an experienced front of house professional, who used to a premium high quality retail offer, who is enthusiastic & passionate about offering great service and consistently quality food and drinks to all our guests. A hard working motivated and committed individual, with great attention to detail, good numeracy & language skills, who thrives in a busy environment, whilst still finding time to offer great service every time. With experience in high quality venues, whilst also possessing strong cellar management skills including of course real ale, although training will be provided for the right candidate. A track record in delivering excellent customer service, a real passion for drinks with extensive beer, wine and spirit knowledge and a genuine interest in cocktails, someone who enjoys and has experience producing excellent cocktails every time, qualifications will be looked on favourably although training will be given for the right candidate.

A great people person with excellent communication skills, who is hands on and enjoys working from the front, capable of leading and inspiring a team. Someone who loves training people taking pride in developing talent, a passion for quality, initiative & a good sense of humour are all vital.

Responsibilities of the role

Ensuring service standards are always maintained and guests always receive a great consistent experience time after time. Day to day running and initiative to ensure the business meets its full potential. Any applicant must always embody the standards for the outlet and strong knowledge and experience in overall drinks, real ale management although training will be given for the right candidate, service standards, numeracy skills and IT literacy are fundamental to the role. You would be expected to be comfortable setting rotas to achieve set wage % targets and running a bar team to provide excellent drinks and service to meet agreed timelines perfect time after time.

Hours of work

Due to the nature of the business the candidate must be flexible in terms of hours which will include evening and weekend work.

Benefits & Package

The salary for the role is up to GBP20,000 depending on experience plus a target related bonus

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