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General Manager

Boathouse, Maidstone

  • Full time & permanent
  • Negotiable DOE plus live in, bonus & great company benefits
  • Live-in accommodation available if required

In line with our ongoing refurbishment scheme, Shepherd Neame is pleased to announce that we are now recruiting for a General Manager for the ‘Boathouse’, a new and exciting destination dining pub & restaurant opening late April 2018.

Located just a few miles outside of Maidstone in the village of Yalding, the ‘Boathouse’ boasts an enviable river side location in the beautiful Wealden countryside.

Designed to be a high volume, food led site with extensive outdoor dining space, the ‘Boathouse’ will cater for a diverse customer base and will offer our customers a fresh varied menu with a range of unique modern dishes and traditional classic pub favourites.

This role offers you opportunity to be the driving force behind our newly refurbished pub & restaurant and to re-establish the ‘Boathouse’ in the local market place. It will suit a proven General Manager with knowledge and passion for the F&B sector and experience in a branded, high volume food led outlet.


  • Management experience in a high volume, branded food & beverage operation.
  • The ability to recruit, train and develop a newly created team.
  • The skills required to build a strong partnership with your Head Chef and newly appointed kitchen team of approx. 10.
  • First class customer service, quality and service delivery standards.
  • The ability to assume responsibility for management reporting and site profit and loss budgeting.
  • The skills to engage with the local community and to drive new sales & marketing from site.
  • Ideally you will be an existing personal licence holder.


  • Highly competitive salary that is negotiable dependent on experience.
  • Live in accommodation if required (3 bedroom flat).
  • Quarterly & year-end bonus scheme.
  • Structured company induction and training programmes.
  • Share Incentive Plan.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Paid holiday allowance.
  • Staff discount scheme in all Shepherd Neame pubs and hotels.
  • First class support and development from your Retail Development Manager.

If you want to join a dynamic and ever growing company that will support you to achieve your full career potential, then please apply online with your CV now.