Restaurant General Manager

Drumanilra Farm Kitchen, Strandhill

€42-48K plus Profit Share & Benefits


As Restaurant General Manager at the Drumanilra Farm Kitchen in Strandhill, you will take full accountability for every aspect of your restaurant, the small farm shop, your team, and delivering the Drumanilra brand and business plan.   We’re looking for an experienced and passionate person with strong knowledge and experience of the food, retail and hospitality sectors.  You’ll help us build on the success of our popular and award-winning, Boyle based, Drumanilra Farm Kitchen.   You’ll be responsible for the set-up, launch and on-going operational performance of the Drumanilra Farm Kitchen restaurant and farm shop at Standhill, in line with our mission and goals.

You and your team will be serving award-winning, local and seasonal food, using organic ingredients from our organic farm, and our partner producers.  You’ll help create a beautifully presented, welcoming and family-friendly environment. You’ll provide positive leadership to a diverse team.  You’ll work to create a strong and engaged customer base.  You’ll ensure food, customer and retail service excellence at all times.  You’ll be able to respond to challenges and identify opportunities to drive the business forward.  You’ll be responsible for achieving revenue targets and sticking to budget.  You’ll be committed to working sustainably and you’ll help us implement our green business goals.

What it’s like to work here
What it’s like to work here

You’ll work at the Drumanilra Farm Kitchen, Strandhill, Co. Sligo.  You’ll have the support of a senior team including a HR and Business Systems Manager, our Farm Manager (your key supplier), and Finance and Marketing.  You’ll lead the team, and work closely with the Head Chef and the business owners, to create an outstanding food, drink and retail experience for our customers which consistently exceeds expectations.

What you’ll be doing
What you’ll be doing

You’ll manage the launch of the Drumanilra Farm Kitchen, Strandhill.  With help from the business owners, you’ll project manage the fit-out.  You’ll work with our HR and Business Systems Manager on team recruitment, training, and systems set up.

Once open, you’ll be responsible for managing your team to ensure the efficient running of the premises on a day to day basis.  You’ll be responsible for ensuring your team is delivering food service, customer service and retail excellence at all times.   You’ll be working to build a loyal and engaged customer community and an inspired and motivated team.

You’ll have the support of our marketing resource to build the profile of the business locally, and and as a foodie destination for visitors to the Wild Atlantic Way.  You’ll work with the Finance team to ensure our EPOS system is working effectively.  You’ll be using financial management reports to help you deliver on your financial targets.  You’ll manage risk and ensure that the business is compliant with Fire, Health & Safety and Food Safety legislation at all times.  You’ll be responsible for security and cash management.  You’ll be responsible for maintenance of the building and equipment.  You’ll also be working to promote and develop a working culture which incorporates our green business goals into all areas of operations.

Who we’re looking for
Who we’re looking for

To excel in this role you will have:

  • At least two years experience as a Restaurant General Manager;
  • Proven track record in delivering Customer Service excellence;
  • Experience of managing budgets;
  • Track record of delivering challenging performance targets and improving results;
  • Commercial focus;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Evidence of ability in recruiting, coaching and developing others and in achieving employee engagement and satisfaction;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Confident IT skills and experience with EPOS systems;
  • Some project management experience in relation to the fit-out and launch of new premises would be an advantage;
  • An interest in sustainability and a commitment to implementing our green business goals;
  • Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work-place and an environment free of bullying, harassment and discrimination;
  • Sound knowledge of Health & Safety, Food Safety, Security, Fire Safety, and Employment legislation.

Find out more about working at Drumanilra and the benefits we provide.

Our Financial Benefits include an attractive salary plus a profit share scheme, mileage allowance, an annual leave allowance which increases over time, a cycle to work scheme and a discount card for nourishing lunches in our cafes on work days, and discounts in our shops and cafes for you and your guests on days off.

The well-being of our team is important to us.  Alongside the benefits of living and working in this beautiful part of the country, we will work at creating a sociable, diverse and inclusive work space, flexible working opportunities, and will offer an Employee Assistance Programme.

We will also work hard at creating career development opportunities and pathways.  We’ll invest in a robust review process for performance feedback, and for identifying opportunities for training and progression.  We will commit to a minimum of two paid training days per year, for everyone, after one year’s service, plus an annual paid volunteer day for people to actively participate in their local community, and help further causes they are interested in.

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To apply for this position please fill out the form below or alternatively email with a short bio and attach your CV.  We will acknowledge receipt of your application and we’ll get in touch with you if you are shortlisted for interview.

About Us

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Working at Drumanilra

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