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Trainee Assistant Manager

Old Mill, Ashford

  • Full time & Permanent
  • Negotiable DOE plus great training and benefits
  • You must be able to work some evenings and weekends

The Old Mill in Kennington, Ashford is looking for a hands-on Trainee Assistant Manager to join our busy management team at our beautiful, food led site.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a career within Shepherd Neame where food is at the heart of the business. 

The role of Trainee Assistant Manager is key within our business, so we need someone that can bring bundles of energy and enthusiasm to the table, longer term supporting our General Manager and assisting the successful running of our pub.

Working full time hours to include some evenings and weekends, we will train you to undertake Duty Manager shifts together with supporting customer service on the front line, oveseeing our front of house and kitchen teams, supporting with stock and cellar management and conducting all back office and administrative duties.

At Shepherd Neame we provide our Trainee Assistant Managers with superb on-going support and the opportunity to join our Management First Training Scheme, so if you love the hospitality sector, we want to hear from you!

What are we looking for?

  • At least six months supervisory experience.
  • Bar or restaurant experience.
  • Great leadership and training skills.
  • Excellent customer service, service delivery and health and safety standards.
  • You must be flexible in terms of working hours.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the hospitality sector.
  • The drive to become a general manager in the longer term.
  • Cellar management experience is advantageous, not essential.


  • Competitive & negotiable pay rate dependent on experience.
  • Structured company induction programme.
  • The opportunity to join our ‘Management First Training Scheme’.
  • Paid holiday allowance.
  • Shepherd Neame company pension scheme.
  • You will work as part of a friendly and supportive team.

In order to be considered for this role, please apply online with your CV now.