Beverage Manager - The Kedleston Country House, Derby
Beverage Manager - The Kedleston Country House
Who are we?
We are Derby’s local brewer with an award winning beer across every Beer Style, a family run craft business with over 30 years brewing expertise in producing handcrafted premium real ales. We see a growing pub estate as a crucial part of our growth plans, to date we have acquired and fully renovated three pubs winning numerous awards.
We are passionate about quality and individuality, each of our venues are individual with their own style, drink and food offering. Our current venues include a specialist drinks pub (The Tap), a quirky city centre venue (Greyhound) focused around craft beer and street food and a destination cosy village pub (Queens Head) focused around great drinks and tasty Gastro style food.
Across all our venues we are passionate about food and only produce & sell fresh, homemade food, which is made from scratch using the finest locally sourced ingredients.
The Kedleston Country House is something completely different, located on the Kedleston estate in a grand Georgian building designed in a modern country house style, the venue includes a relaxed drinking area, a 75 cover restaurant, an Orangery suitable for private hire, weddings or additional restaurant space of 75 covers. In addition there will be a formal Georgian Gardens capable of housing Marquee Weddings of up to 200 guests. Finally there will also be five boutique bedrooms.
Are you passionate about great drinks, then this is the perfect job for you. We are looking for someone to manage our bar area which includes over 75 wines, signature cocktails, an extensive spirit selection including our own Gins and of course our own craft beers and real ales. This includes championing product knowledge across the team and managing your own small bar team producing excellent and consistent drinks time after time. In addition to this cellar works, ordering, taking deliveries but of course the main focus is on the bar itself. As a fast growing company we look to promote from within so would be looking for a candidate with experience and ambitions to progress in the future.
Who are we looking for?
Passionate about amazing drinks and service than this is the job for you! We are looking for an experienced front of house professional, who used to a premium high quality retail offer, who is enthusiastic & passionate about offering great service and consistently quality food and drinks to all our guests. A hard working motivated and committed individual, with great attention to detail, good numeracy & language skills, who thrives in a busy environment, whilst still finding time to offer great service every time. With experience in high quality venues, whilst also possessing strong cellar management skills including of course real ale, although training will be provided for the right candidate. A track record in delivering excellent customer service, a real passion for drinks with extensive beer, wine and spirit knowledge and a genuine interest in cocktails, someone who enjoys and has experience producing excellent cocktails every time, qualifications will be looked on favourably although training will be given for the right candidate.
A great people person with excellent communication skills, who is hands on and enjoys working from the front, capable of leading and inspiring a team. Someone who loves training people taking pride in developing talent, a passion for quality, initiative & a good sense of humour are all vital.
Responsibilities of the role
Ensuring service standards are always maintained and guests always receive a great consistent experience time after time. Day to day running and initiative to ensure the business meets its full potential. Any applicant must always embody the standards for the outlet and strong knowledge and experience in overall drinks, real ale management although training will be given for the right candidate, service standards, numeracy skills and IT literacy are fundamental to the role. You would be expected to be comfortable setting rotas to achieve set wage % targets and running a bar team to provide excellent drinks and service to meet agreed timelines perfect time after time.
Hours of work
Due to the nature of the business the candidate must be flexible in terms of hours which will include evening and weekend work.
Benefits & Package
The salary for the role is up to £20,000 depending on experience plus a target related bonus. All applicants please email all a covering letter and CV. For more information on Derby Brewing Co please visit our website.
Due to the number of applications we receive we are not always able to contact everyone who applies, so if you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date I’m afraid you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.