Bar/restaurant manager – Watchful Mary

The role

Job title
Bar/restaurant manager – Watchful Mary

Watergate Bay



Job type

Closing date
Friday 26th July 2019

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We are searching for a bar/restaurant manager to lead 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.

We’re looking for a leader to make their mark; breathing life into the Watchful Mary story, and ensuring it’s lived by each of our team members and experienced by every drinker who walks through the door. You’ll need strength in vision and character, so you can put your stamp on this unique opportunity. You’ll also be ambitious; this is a role that’s expected to grow. We’re hoping to extend the Watchful brand to other sites throughout Cornwall, which will see your role evolve to include multi-site management and great potential for your career.


What you would be doing on a weekly basis

  • Recruit, train and lead the bar team to deliver the Watchful Mary vision in every aspect of what we do.

  • Inspire your team, driving and shaping their performance, behaviours and attitudes.

  • Work with the Hotel Executive Chef and F&B Manager to plan, deliver and push for a better visitor experience.

  • Know your stuff, and then some. When it comes to food, drink and hospitality, there’s nothing you don’t know; whether it’s how to mix a Martinez or how many shots are in a flat white.

  • Work with the hotel marketing, brand and event teams to create and deliver campaigns and events that drive footfall, revenues and build the Watchful brand.

  • Take responsibility for the commercial/financial performance of the bar. Drive revenues, GPs and control costs to make sure budgets are on track.

  • Be up to speed with relevant data and reporting practices, to ensure performance is continually monitored.

  • With the support of internal teams, ensure everyone is on board and upskilled with health and safety, fire, food safety, brand, security and HR standards and policies.

What you offer

  • Previous management experience within a busy restaurant/bar

  • Extensive wine and spirits experience

  • Event and hosting experience

  • Extensive knowledge of customer care/ complaint handling

  • Experienced in cash handling

  • Budgetary/ costing experience

  • Barista experience

  • Customer service focused

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

  • Ability to remain calm under extreme pressure

  • Good computer skills

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