Overview

  • Plenty of ability to grow and be supported by the Group Ops Manager
  • Excellent salary
  • Warm & friendly culture

The Property

This is a great venue that has “Many Faces”. It has a mix of clientele – white-collar, blue collar, families, and young adults out on some weekend fun!

Understanding this mix of people and what they are all looking for has really helped their venues’ figures grow over the last two years.  We are looking for a Licensee/General Manager that can continue this and take it up a notch.

The Venue is in excellent condition. It has a beautiful and very busy beer garden, high turnover Public Bar (that has a great vibe), and a Bistro that is doing well and just about to start tweaking their offering. This venue also does well in gaming, and this area has already had a facelift.

The Role

The role is not reinventing the wheel. However, what is different is the level of support and access to knowledge you will get from the Group Operations Manager. He is a good guy and really supportive and communicative and from a strong ops background himself, so he knows “what’s what” and is in a good position to support the licensee or general manager.

The team is one of the best things about this role. They are hard-working, fun and take pride in the venue; therefore, in looking for the right Licensee or General Manager, that is a pretty good guide to some of the attitudes and qualities that we are after.

Being hands-on and with the guys on some of the busy periods is essential. The team knowing they have your support and you are with them in the business is crucial to getting the support of the team and be able to lead them effectively.  We want someone who wants to be a part of the venue and really understands it.

That said, to be on top of all, there will be admin work and other related tasks. The role would be about 65% hands-on and 35% office work.

The Licensee/General Manager role oversees the key areas of the business, bar/bistro, kitchen, gaming and events, etc. You will have all the usual General Manager responsibilities of running a multi-million-dollar business, compliance, stock control, budgets, forecasting and staffing.  You will have great support from head office as well as from the team, many of whom have been there for some time.

Required Experience

This role is perfect for an experienced operator, someone who is looking for a work-life balance in a smaller, more local establishment.  You will come from a strong gaming background – a key area for the business and one they are looking to expand over the next 12 months.

Knowledge with driving sales in the bar, bistro and working with a mixed clientele will also be highly advantageous.  Ideally, you will come from a true hospitality background, someone who can lead from the front and grow the business with a sense of pride.

The Hours

Your hours will be around 50 per week, of course, more when you start but this is a guide to what the last person was doing.  It is possible to get most Sundays off but that is business dependent of course.

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