Assistant Manager for an independent and locally-loved French restaurant in leafy Richmond, with consistently excellent reviews and an authentically Breton menu.
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The Company:

A great opportunity for a motivated and personable individual looking for that next long term role who can help contribute to a successful and well regarded independent business. This is an exciting position for a real people and service orientated Manager, someone who is passionate about food, drink and service and has excellent communication skills. You should be a practical self-starter with good common sense and heaps of initiative and be an excellent customer facing manager who can manage all aspects of running an efficient service with a friendly family like environment.

Role Details:

The duties of the Assistant Manager will include:

  • Recruitment and training of front of house staff
  • Production of a weekly front of house staff rota
  • Working on the floor as part of the front of house team and ensuring an excellent service for all customers at all times.
  • Responsibility for adequately staffing the front of house at all times within the salary budget.  Be prepared to cover, or arrange cover, in cases of emergency
  • Keep a record of, and manage, front of house holidays
  • Manage the wine, cider, soft drinks and spirit lists.  Arrange wine tastings and change the list as considered necessary or desirable
  • Be responsible for ordering of all front-of house products
  • Ensure that the daily and weekly cash analysis records are completed
  • Check the monthly statements for payment by the proprietor
  • Complete the monthly record of the restaurant’s expenditure
  • Organise regular stock takes and calculate margins
  • Arrange for repairs to defective equipment, plumbing, electrics and drainage
  • Ensure regular maintenance/servicing of equipment completed
  • Research replacement costs where necessary and report to the proprietor
  • Ensure high levels of cleanliness and standards throughout the business
  • Ensure due diligence and compliance with all Health and Safety and food hygiene requirements
  • In conjunction with the head chef, deal with Environmental health department inspections and effect necessary follow-ups
  • Experience of P&L essential
  • Reply to and follow up enquiry emails
  • Assist the proprietor, and eventually take over, the organisation of private functions and special events
  • Assist with PR and marketing in coordination with the pr

The client is looking for a candidate who is local and wanting to commit long term to a successful business 

About You

Min. 24 months as an Assistant Manager within a similar role, would suit a warm genuine and adapatable manager who is  looking for a new challenge in a really hands on capacity within a business that is still attracting a repeat clientele.

Represents an excellent opportunity to grow with a quality authentic operation, should have experience within a comparable business 

Passion for food and service essential with a good wine knowledge desirable

Good all - round skill set – you will be very customer service focused and have real ability to deliver on the floor 

You will have experience in busy, quality establishments and good experience of recruiting, training staff and setting standards

Genuine intention to offer long term commitment to next role

French /English speaker essential 

Salary & Benefits:

£40k per annum

You will need to have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role, along with all the necessary supporting documents.