Restaurant Manager, Hillier Garden Centre Horsham

Hillier Nurseries Ltd
Horsham, West Sussex
£25,000 per annum
10 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Restaurant Manager
Location: Hillier Garden Centre, Horsham
Reporting to: Garden Centre Manager
Salary : £25,000

Company Overview

With over 150 years’ experience which goes back six generations, Hillier has an international reputation for its horticultural skills and expertise. With garden centres, trade focused Wholesale Trees, Nurseries and a Cash & Carry division, Hillier also holds a world record for having the most consecutive gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show!

Here at Hillier Nurseries, being the best remains at the heart of everything we do. Now with 12 garden centres and 4 nurseries across the south of England and a Head Office in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, we are always on the look-out for inspirational individuals to join our growing team.

Our values at Hillier incorporate Honesty, Inspiring, Loyalty, Listening, Innovative, Empowering and Respectful. We are passionate about what we do and build great, long-lasting relationships with customers and communities based on trust and respect. We care about how we do business and are proud of our history and heritage and take our responsibility towards the environment seriously.

Role Purpose:

As Restaurant Manager, you will be directly responsible for and leading a staff team in the strategic and day-to-day running of the Garden Centre Restaurant. You will conduct administrative and training functions during the quieter periods and be expected to manage the restaurant effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

·Manage staffing levels to ensure adequate cover at all times by co-ordinating an effective staff rota, identifying shortfalls and recruiting as appropriate.

·Conduct regular appraisals with all staff, encouraging performance feedback.

·Be at the forefront for every purchasing decision, ensuring they are in accordance with Hillier listing and policies, including liaising with the Development Chef to maintain product ranges.

·Oversee stock management including monitoring wastage and discounting to achieve maximum margin potential.

·Manage the merchandising, pricing and display of all goods, maintaining the highest of standards.

·Make sure all staff within the Restaurant have completed the departmental Health and Safety induction prior to joining Hillier. In addition, ensuring that risk assessments are conducted and all staff have access to Health and Safety documentation.

·Assist in the preparation and management of progressive yearly budgets.

·Work closely with HR and the Garden Centre Manager to manage staff performance.

·Fulfil all till operations, cash handling and banking procedures according to the Cash Security Policy.

Skills & Experience:

·Strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal with employees at all levels, as well as external contacts.

·An active listener.

·A demonstrated history of working in hospitality for a minimum of three years at management level.

·Eager to support and contribute to the wider team.

·Great communication skills.

·Work with energy, pace and passion.

·Good organisation and prioritisation skills.

·Certified Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety (desirable).

What we offer:

    Auto enrolment pension after three months.Free membership to the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens after three months.Free Parking.Employee Assistance Programme.31 days annual leave.20% staff discount after three months.50% discount in the Garden Centre Restaurant whilst working.
What we are looking for:

This is a varied and exciting role in which you will work in a busy and motivated team. As ambassadors for the Hillier brand, all of our employees are focused on delivering a consistently exemplary customer experience. Our Restaurant Managers are offered a competitive salary so if you are looking for a fantastic opportunity within a unique and prestigious family organisation, we would love to hear from you.

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