Deputy FOH Manager

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  • Recruiter: Via CV-Library
  • Location:Brighton
  • Sector:Hospitality
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary:£30000/annum GBP

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy FOH Manager

Location: Brighton

Salary: £30K depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent / Full Time – Approximately 40 hours across five working days.

Knepp is a 3,500 acre estate devoted to nature conservation based pioneering rewilding principles. Using grazing animals as the drivers of habitat creation, and with the restoration of dynamic, natural water courses, the project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife.

The estate attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and is the subject of a best-selling book, many newspaper articles and soon a major film, just released at the London Film Festival.

The brand new, £4m Wilding Kitchen & Shop combines a café, restaurant and farm shop is some beautiful farm buildings on the estate and acts as a gateway for visitors who are coming to visit.

The site is primarily daytime only (breakfast and lunch, seven days a week), with occasional evening events.

Knepp has created a butchery, producing award-winning beef, venison and pork. As part of this new venture, the restaurant is able to showcase the best quality, wild range, organic meat, as well as produce from our new 3-acre organic market garden. Our aim is to create one of the most exciting and sustainable culinary locations in Britain, with a dedicated local and national following.

The role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic, talented and passionate manager looking for a new challenge and to make a difference to the planet. Working alongside a team of expert chefs, growers, butchers, stockmen and ecologists they will lead the creation of a unique restaurant at the heart of one of the UK's pioneering rewilding projects, establishing it as a trusted and revered food destination.



To act as a role model to your team
To work within the management team to recruit the best people for the right roles
To develop, train and coach your team through appraisal and 'learning & development'
To own the delivery of all mandatory and craft training within your team
To bring fun to the workplace and ensure a happy, motivated, and focused team
To offer guidance to your teamCustomer experience:

To ensure high customer experience and promote our ethos
To champion swift, efficient, knowledgeable and engaging restaurant, retail and tour service ensuring compliance by the team of standard operating procedures
To engage with the wider Estate team in the delivery of eventsP&L:

To prepare and deliver achievable sales and EBITDA budgets
To manage the rota effectively to deliver target wage costs
To assist in engaging the team in the weekly targets and deliver agreed spend-per-head and transaction targets
To ensure the daily banking and cash reconciliation is undertakenOperation:

To maintain a safe workplace

To ensure the café/restaurant environment is well maintained and meets internal brand standards
To be responsible for the execution of paperwork and GP sales relating to restaurant
To ensure the daily banking and cash reconciliation is undertaken
To continuously manage FOH stock
To help create occasional pop-up/evening events
Working during service hours to ensure high levels of organisation and standardsStatutory:

Help with legal compliance and operating standards across the restaurant, retail and tour areasJob Requirements:

Ideally two years management experience
Full driving licence (we are in a rural location just south of Horsham)
Legal to work in the UKEssential skills:

Team management
Work ethic
Fun and creative
Enthusiasm about sustainabilityEmployee perks benefits:

Wine training/tastings
Fixed days off
Team trips, safaris of the rewilding project, and annual parties
Share of tips
Primarily day time hours (9am-5pm)Please click on the APPLY button to submit your CV for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of Food Services Supervisor, Catering Supervisor, Catering Manager, Front of House Manager, Front of House, Food and Beverage Supervisor, Food & Beverage Manager, Restaurant Manager, Senior Waiter, Senior Waitress, Bar Tender, Serving Assistant, Catering Assistant, General Assistant, Food and Beverage Staff, Hotel, Bar, Restaurant may also be considered for this role