General Manager - Uxbridge
Red Lion Hillingdon
A popular village hotel, The Red Lion welcomes guests both for business and pleasure. The hotel also houses its own restaurant, serving fresh food and real ales in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Could you write the next chapter of our success story?
As our General Manager, you’ll be the driving force behind the success of the pub.
Ultimately, the smiles on faces, the return visits and the positive reviews are all down to you - making this one of the most rewarding jobs in the hospitality business.
- Run a great pub, backed by the famous Fuller’s brewery
- Enjoy the freedom to make the pub your own
- Adopt a fantastic, friendly team
- Benefit from a competitive salary and great discounts including 20% in all Fuller's pubs and heavily discounted stays in our hotels.
- Benefit from industry leading training and development.
- We will reward you every time you introduce a friend to the Fuller’s family who successfully passes their probation.
For any General Manager, Fuller’s is a special company to work for. You’ll get lots of help and support from Head Office when you need it, but also plenty of encouragement to put your own spin on the pub.
You can take plenty of pride in the role too, knowing that Fuller’s ales, food and service has a reputation as some of the very best in the business.
You’ll need to be commercially minded, making the right decisions to keep customers pouring through the doors. Importantly though, you’ll be a people-person too - mindful that to many, you’re still a good old-fashioned ‘Landlord’.
And of course, you’ll have a team to look after. So we’re looking for somebody with true leadership qualities – able to keep both the customers and the team smiling.
- You’ll be great at leading a team
- You should be highly motivated and commercially focused
- You’ll need to be a great communicator
- You should have previous management experience
Please understand that we will need proof of your right to work in the UK.
Following Redmond’s successful appointment with Fuller’s in Farnham, we are looking for a new General Manager with impeccable standards and great leadership to continue what has been an exceptionally successful few years.
The Red Lion Hotel is perfectly located in the ancient parish of Hillingdon, a short distance from the town of Uxbridge (on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan Line) and a 15 minute drive from Heathrow Airport. Its location, high standard of accommodation and warm, friendly service make the Red Lion a popular choice for those on business and pleasure. Originally built in the 16th century, the building oozes charm inside and out with exposed timber beams and a large Tudor fireplace.
The 55 beautiful bedrooms are located both in the original building and also within the adjacent more recent extension to the hotel. All perfectly appointed, some of the bedrooms boast four poster beds and original fireplaces, guests can select from twin, family or superior rooms. Rooms aside, the pub itself is popular with local residents and businesses who visit the Red Lion to enjoy traditional pub food and a good range of beers, wines and spirits. There is a large and cosy bar area and also a restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Red Lion Hotel has a superb reputation with an enviable 4.5 rating on TripAdvisor and a 8.9 rating on Booking.com. The next General Manager will continue to offer the highest standards of customer service, cleanliness and F&B whilst striving to continually improve. The business still has room to grow in regards to occupancy, room rates and in the growth of food and beverage sales. You will need to look at how you can market the business to non-hotel guests, encouraging more of them to visit the pub and with private hire spaces available, perfect for both business and pleasure, a focus on marketing this part of the business will aid its growth.
This is a live out position