Ashdown Park Hotel, East Sussex are recruiting a:
Lounge and Bars Manager
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club is set in 186 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, 5 miles from the local town of East Grinstead and 17 miles from Gatwick Airport. An award winning 4 red star Hotel awarded a 'Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013' for both the Hotel and our fine dining Anderida Restaurant and 'Best Champagne List' and 'Most Excellent Value for Money' in the 2013 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence.
Ashdown Park Hotel is a beautiful 4 red star hotel with a 5 star reputation! We need a confident and experienced individual to Manage our busy Bar and Lounge Department. The service offered from this department includes; the Cocktail Bar specializing in classic and signature cocktails, and our Dawning rooms serving morning coffee, light lunches and delectable afternoon teas along with our busy terraces.
The Lounge and Bars Manager needs to be accountable for the Hospitality and Service offered to every single guest and visitor by themselves and by their staff. Our Lounge and Bars Manager needs to be commercially and financially aware and able to influence the 'bottom line' figures. We need a strong communicator who can and plan and organise effectively in this crucial position. The successful applicant will need to liaise with all other departments to ensure that service is seamless in the guests' eyes through out the Lounge and Bar areas. Of course, we expect all of our Managers to have an understanding of our legal responsibilities relating to; food hygiene, health and safety and fire regulations just to mention the basics......and lastly, we encourage our Managers to treat their staff in a way that will allow them to grow, be involved in the business, develop as an individual, and achieve their full potential.
We need a ‘hands on Manager’ who is happy to work a flexible rota - this area of the hotel is open every day of the week . A high command of English is crucial as is the ability to plan and organise a team of up to 10 people. Excellent customer service skills are needed as well as being extremely well presented and having a good eye for detail. Experience in 'Food and Beverage' work in a 5 star hotel and having experience of leading a team of at least 10 people is highly desirable.
Own transport essential as we are in a rural location, but Live-in option is available for the right candidate.
As An Investor in People organisation we offer a great range of benefits to the successful candidate
- Free meals whilst on duty
- Uniform provided
- 28 days paid holiday per annum or pro-rata ( including 8 bank holidays )
- Free Car Parking
- Contributory Personal Pension scheme
- Private Health care
- Childcare Vouchers
- Use of the country club
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Structured Career Development
- Excellent Training and Development opportunities
- Discounts on hotel facilities and services
- Long Service Awards Recognition
- Employee of Year Awards
- GEM’S Employee recognition scheme
- Recruit a Friend – bonus scheme
- Annual staff party
- Annual Christmas luncheon