Assistant manager – Watchful Mary

The role

Job title
Assistant manager – Watchful Mary

Watergate Bay


£19,000 to £21,500 per annum

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We have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Manager to join the team at Watchful Mary, Watergate Bay, a new continental-style bar for the Bay set on the sea wall.

Shaped by stories of co-founder Mary Ashworth’s sightings of the sunset’s rare Green Flash (a ray of green light that, if conditions are right, can apparently be glimpsed as the sun dips below the horizon), Watchful Mary is a bar for the whole Bay to enjoy. With unbroken views to the horizon, might just be lucky enough to glimpse the Green Flash from Watchful Mary.

From views to flavours to vibe, there’ll be nowhere else in the Bay like it. Think laidback drinking and grazing, with the music stepping up as the sun goes down.


What you would be doing on a weekly basis

  • Deputising in the absence of the Watchful Mary Manager, to ensure the continued smooth running of Watchful.

  • To exceed guest expectations at all times, by managing watchful in a relaxed but professional way.

  • To manage events in a professional manner, ensuring the highest level of customer service.

  • Working with manager/ F&B manager / Executive chef to improve all aspects of the drink and food services in Watchful Mary.

  • To have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all items listed on the menus.

  • To work with the manager to ensure that sales budgets are achieved.

  • Assist with all beverage ordering and deliveries to ensure good stock control, minimal wastage and that all budgeted GP’S are met.

  • Ensure that all team are punctual and come to work wearing the correct uniform.

  • To support the on-going training & development of all the team, both on the job and planned.

  • To handle guest complaints, requests and enquires in a professional manner.

  • Maintain a safe working environment at all times and record any accidents or near misses in the accident book.

  • Take responsibility for all Health and safety risk assessments (COSHH)

  • Comply with and enforce all food hygiene and health & safety regulations, attending any training as required and adhering to all company policy and legislative requirements.

  • Understand the fire evacuation procedure for your area, and ensure all team are fully trained and aware of what to do in the event of a fire.

What you offer

  • Supervisory experience in a similar setting

  • Previous experience of managing a team

  • A good knowledge of customer care and complaint handling

  • Barista experience

  • Experience in cash handling

  • Wine and drinks knowledge

Why you should choose Watergate Bay

  • Watergate Bay Hotel is a relaxed professional place to work in a beautiful location right on the beach

  • Excellent career prospects in an ever expanding organisation.

  • Special rates for you and your friends & family to stay at Watergate Bay Hotel

  • Staff discounts on treatments in Swim Club

  • Discounts for you and your friends & family at Zacry’s, The Beach Hut, Living Space, Fifteen Cornwall

  • Staff discounts at Shop on the Beach and other partner businesses

  • Free surf lessons and free use of surfboards and wetsuits from the Extreme Academy

  • Social events throughout the year