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ASSISTANT MANAGER

We’re currently looking for an experienced assistant manager to join our team. What we really need is someone who can lead and develop our front of house team, as well as improve our high standards in customer service further still. Does that sound like you? If it does, then here’s what we’ll need you to…

We’re currently looking for an experienced assistant manager to join our team.

What we really need is someone who can lead and develop our front of house team, as well as improve our high standards in customer service further still.

Does that sound like you? If it does, then here’s what we’ll need you to take responsibility for.

Responsibilities

Your restaurant, in the absence of the General Manager (GM)

Helping the GM in the day to day running of the restaurant

Coaching and developing junior managers

Effective communication with the front of house team

Maintaining staff discipline and taking necessary action where appropriate

Ensuring staff appraisals and ongoing training are completed within the correct time frames

Taking an active role in training, ensuring all staff receive the required training, according to statutory and company procedures

Constantly seeking to improve the way the restaurant is run in both day to day and long term. How will you help?

Balancing the needs of the business with budgetary constraints

Maintaining, throughout the restaurant, company standards of food quality, hygiene, customer service and health and safety

Active promotion of the restaurant in the local area through marketing that is agreed by operations

Taking an active role in the way back of house is run and the quality standards it is achieving

Adopting a sense of greater responsible and seeking to rectify areas that require improvement

Creating a cohesive team spirit while on shift, ensuring front of house and back of house work beautifully together
That’s quite a set of responsibilities. To meet them all we think you’ll need the following attributes, skills and knowledge.

Key attributes

Uplifting and motivating
Level headed/ sensible and consistent in nature, trustworthy and reliable
Ability to work under pressure and at pace
Ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the business
Good eye for detail
Approachable with excellent people skills
Ability to effectively communicate at all levels internally and externally

Knowledge/skills

Essential

Ability to manage a large team to deliver great results
Superior customer service skills
An understanding of health and safety and food hygiene processes and law
Previous experience at a supervisory level
Previous experience within a catering environment

Preferred

Basic knowledge of computer skills
Knowledge of the weekly accounts and wages
An understanding of trial balances and profit and loss accounts and how to increase profitability
Planning and organisational skills

To apply, please send your CV to jobs@canteen.co.uk, writing ‘assistant manager application’ in the subject line.

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