General Manager, Walkabout Reading - £34,000 - £40,000 p.a.

£34,000 - £40,000 p.a.
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Walkabout brand is well known and well-loved for delivering the awesome spirit of Australia for more than 21 years. The brand development has made Walkabout infamous for delivering great sports viewing experiences, being the best party in town and providing delicious authentic Aussie food all with that laid back, friendly and fun Aussie vibe. We pride ourselves on living and breathing our values. We reward our people and support them as they evolve with Walkabout treading a truly exciting career path, the sky is the limit! The Walkabout brand has seen some real brand evolution over the last 18 months with more than 6 million having been invested in the estate. These plans to continue the evolution and success of the brand are set to continue as we join the Stonegate team.

Walkabout Reading is located just a short stroll from Reading central station therefore benefiting from a great travel link into London. The venue underwent huge investment in late 2016 to transforming it into a stunning new style Walkabout. The venue operates over two floors and benefits from a downstairs outside BBQ and seating area, downstairs booths that can be pre booked, as well as an upstairs terrace. The venue has been hugely successful following the investment with steady food trade during the daytimes and massive party trade at the weekends. As part of the investment the venue benefited from stadium style ascending seating and a large screen being fitted on the second floor making it the best and most bespoke sports viewing venue in Reading. There are opportunities for an innovative manager to further grow sales with driving bespoke events and pre booking at the venue. You must have a passion for people, standards, service and experience delivery whilst remembering to embrace our value of fun!

We are looking for a strong General Manager that is able to lead and engage a large team and deliver exceptional service & standards, whilst maintain good relations with the local authorities. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage a multifaceted business with a proven track record of delivering both sports and late night party segments. Experience in managing pre-booked sales is also desired.