General Manager

£28,000 - £30,000 yearly
  • Salon Brixton
  • Salon, Market Row, Brixton, London, UK
  • Jul 11, 2019
Full-time Front of House: General Manager

About us

Salon is a restaurant in Brixton that serves creative, seasonally-led food in a relaxed and informal setting. We opened in late 2012 and have steadily gained a reputation for serving some of the most exciting food in South London and have become a beacon for good food in the area, and beyond. 

We have a loyal band of regulars, strong recognition from our peers in the industry, and continue to receive praise from the press, critics, bloggers and social media alike. Our aspirations are not yet met, however, and with foundations laid, it's time to improve our food offerings further still and start to make an even greater impact on the industry. 

At Salon, we put a heavy emphasis on sustainability in our restaurant, from the fish we source to the wine we serve. We focus heavily on using local British produce, showcasing what our great farmers have to offer. We also believe in using all parts of not only the animal, but also vegetables. We like to think of it as root to leaf cooking. Our wine list is heavily weighted to natural and biodynamic winemakers who share our ethos of creating amazing products with as little harm to both our bodies, and the environment as possible.

Role description

We are looking for an ambitious General Manager who is adaptable and passionate about sustainable food and natural wine. The role will involve all aspects of running a restaurant, from working hand in hand with the Head Chef to training staff.

As a small restaurant and an even smaller team, we are looking for a team player who is confident and knows how to keep the team motivated and excited about their role in the company. This is a multi-faceted role which will challenge the right candidate to use every skill in their possession. You will work directly with the Matt and Mark, the FOH Directors to manage stock, FOH rotas, weekly management reporting, training, customer relations and events support. The role will also require a strong presence on the restaurant floor and the ability to manage a busy service.

Responsibilities

 

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • running the ship at Salon
  • monthly stocktake and weekly wine ordering
  • hiring and training new staff and continuing to keep up our friendly family vibe
  • overseeing the restaurant, being quality control for all dishes and drinks that are served in the restaurant 
  • On top of all things behind the scenes- rota, chemical ordering, email enquiries, EHO, bookings.
  • Delivering top notch customer service, responding to all customers feedback with grace and empathy
  • Managing a small but determined team

 

 

Ideal candidate

The Ideal candidate will ideally possess the following:

 

  • A keen interest and love for wine, we want you to live and breath the stuff!
  • Be passionate about food, provenance and how their food is made
  • Confident in leading a team, and able to exercise compassion where required
  • Able to handle unforeseen circumstances and run a busy service with grace 
  • Engaged with the hospitality scene and aware of food and drink innovation and trends
  • Loves organization and can handle the trials and tribulations of being a small restaurant 
  • Has the confidence to bring new ideas, and sometimes issues, up at the weekly meeting. 
  • Care about and understand the importance of sustainability in our ever-changing world



Desired experience/skills

  • experience in stock management
  • excellent communication and IT skills
  • having a personal alcohol license 
  • over a year’s experience working as a general manager or assistant manager in a similar restaurant environment

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

 

  • continual training
  • mental health support from our external consultant
  • staff discounts in both our restaurants (Levan and Salon) and the wine store
  • Team away days



Preferred starting date

Aug 01, 2019