General Manager
The Gun
Oxford, United Kingdom
10d ago

Could you write the next chapter of our success story?

As our General Manager , you’ll be the driving force behind the success of the pub.

Ultimately, the smiles on faces, the return visits and the positive reviews are all down to you - making this one of the most rewarding jobs in the hospitality business.

  • Run a great pub, backed by the famous Fuller’s brewery
  • Enjoy the freedom to make the pub your own
  • Adopt a fantastic, friendly team
  • Benefit from a competitive salary and great discounts including 20% in all Fuller's pubs and heavily discounted stays in our hotels.
  • Benefit from industry leading training and development.
  • We will reward you every time you introduce a friend to the Fuller’s family who successfully passes their probation.
  • For any General Manager, Fuller’s is a special company to work for. You’ll get lots of help and support from Head Office when you need it, but also plenty of encouragement to put your own spin on the pub.

    You can take plenty of pride in the role too, knowing that Fuller’s ales, food and service has a reputation as some of the very best in the business.

    You’ll need to be commercially minded, making the right decisions to keep customers pouring through the doors. Importantly though, you’ll be a people-

    person too - mindful that to many, you’re still a good old-fashioned Landlord’.

    And of course, you’ll have a team to look after. So we’re looking for somebody with true leadership qualities able to keep both the customers and the team smiling.

  • You’ll be great at leading a team
  • You should be highly motivated and commercially focused
  • You’ll need to be a great communicator
  • You should have previous management experience
  • Please understand that we will need proof of your right to work in the UK.

    A unique opportunity has come up to become the next General Manger of the Head of the River pub and hotel.

    The Head of the River pub and hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Oxford, one of the most beautiful cities in England.

    Situated right on the river Thames, the pub matches its food, drink and accommodation with the beauty of its surroundings.

    The pub is very popular with tourists and locals alike who want to enjoy the stunning surroundings either from the large pretty terrace with river and bridge views or when the weather takes a turn, the interior of the pub, split over two levels is decorated with bright art work, exposed brick work and lots of original features.

    The main bar area is large and airy, creating a real buzz of an atmosphere for those wishing to enjoy a drink. The layout of the pub means that guests who are here for dinner can still appreciate the pub atmosphere but in relaxing, cosy surroundings.

    Refurbished last year, The Head of The River has 20 beautiful bespoke rooms, providing wonderful waterside accommodation in Oxford, some with river views.

    Promising a relaxing stay in the city, the stylish bedrooms are supremely comfortable, elegantly designed and appointed with a host of modern luxuries catering well for customers on business and pleasure.

    Links to the local area feature in every room and of course guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the pub the following morning.

    The pub and hotel is one of the most popular destinations is Oxford and holds enviable online ratings and a great local reputation.

    The business is relatively seasonal drawing in tourists during peak season but holds its own all year round. With an annual turnover in excess of £2 million, this is a complex operation and requires a General Manager who can motivate and develop their to enable them to offer great service, both during the peak and quieter sessions.

    The hotel rooms require a keen eye for detail, ensuring that the existing high standards are maintained and every guest leaves happy.

    Promoting private hire and events will be key. The pub already offers a selection of wedding, corporate and private hire packages /

    This is a live out position

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