Community Pub Manager (MAT Cover) - Hanwell Arms, Banbury

Banbury, Oxfordshire
Competitive salary and bonus scheme
20 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Job Type
Contract, Full Time

COMMUNITY PUB MANAGER - Hanwell Arms (Maternity Cover 12 Month FTC)


Our community pubs are famous for their commitment to being at the heart of the local community. Each pub has an offer developed with its customers in mind, whether that’s a great food menu, an exciting range of drinks, regular events or live sports. Our community pubs focus on the needs of local people, ensuring they have a great experience every time they visit.

Trading Area and Private Accommodation

The Hanwell Arms is a popular community food pub with a broad customer base, including a regular drinking crowd making for a vibrant atmosphere. It is a single room operation, with clearly defined drinking and dining areas.

The private accommodation consists of  a three bedroom flat with bathroom, large lounge and kitchen with dining space and a large divided bedsit to be used as Assistant Manager/Head Chef accommodation.

Customer Base and the Local Area

The pub attracts shoppers, families and locals looking for a bite to eat. There is great scope to build the business, and also build alliances with the local community.

Largely residential set on the edge of an affluent housing estate with a large new housing development (several thousand homes) close by.

Business Potential

Average net sales per week of around +£10,500  over the recent period with 57:43 wet/dry split. The Hanwell Arms is a well-established business. There is a large potential to develop events and activities, as this has not really been explored historically to grow sales and profit.

Person requirements

This is a Fixed Term Contract for a period of 12 months to cover Maternity leave. To be successful in this role you will need to have experience of running a successful pub business, with a proven track record in implementing profit-driving sales ideas. You will be passionate about the industry and up for the challenge of being the driving force behind a community based pub, developing the business through your experience and knowledge. In addition to these skills you will need:

  •  A Personal Licence
  • Experience of managing and developing a team
  • High operational standards
  • Experience of taking full responsibility for profit and loss
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • The ability to organise a range of community based activities and events such as charity nights and pub team games

Benefits and rewards

Working for Marston’s means working for a market-leading company that offers a great working environment. We recognise and reward hard work and encourage development at all levels, providing excellent training and development opportunities. We offer a first-class package inclusive of:

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • High quality live-in accommodation (when included)
  • 20% discount on food and hotel accommodation in participating sites
  • Company contributory pension with life assurance
  • Private healthcare (after a qualifying period)
  • Save as you earn scheme
  • Childcare vouchers