Why manage a pub?

The challenges of managing a Shepherd Neame pub are varied and range from ensuring high standards of customer service and maintaining good working relationships with staff to demonstrating competent financial management.

However, the rewards are numerous and start with a first-class entry into the business, boosted by Shepherd Neame’s full support and training and development programmes. This means you will be prepared to tackle any future challenges, while enjoying a competitive salary and pension.

But it is your personality that will determine the success of the pub you manage. Shepherd Neame works hard to match the right person with the right pub. This will give you the best start to developing the business.

Once we’ve found the right pub for you to manage, you will have complete responsibility for the business, bringing you a diverse and challenging range of opportunities.

As manager, you are responsible for developing trade, maintaining and improving standards, food and liquor management and stock control, marketing your pub, recruiting and coaching staff, and making sure your pub meets and exceeds the expectations of your customers.

Shepherd Neame will support you every step of the way and you will be helped by a well-trained team of staff. Managers work closely with their District Manager to ensure the smooth running of the pub and their input into such factors as local marketing of the business and suggesting events is welcomed.