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General Manager - Dazzling Duchess

Job Type: Pub – Management

Location: Duchess of Cornwall Inn

Salary £33K + bonus + benefits
Flagship House - Poundbury

Built in 2016 by the Duchy of Cornwall but operated by Hall & Woodhouse, the pub is named after the Duchess of Cornwall at the direct request of the Prince of Wales and was opened by the Prince and Duchess.  The pub contains many artefacts from the Woodhouse family including  The Badger glass - the largest hand-blown glass in the world. The building is split into sections over three floors, Bar and the Pantry, the grand central staircase, first floor dining room with its open kitchen and then to top it all off, is a beautiful terrace. This is a great opportunity for a new GM working with the additional support of a BDM to lead our wonderful team in developing the huge potential of this unique and totally amazing high energy business.

Your Rewards:
  • Salary up to £33,000 plus bonus
  • A comprehensive package of lifestyle benefits
  • Lead an awesome hospitality business
  • Highly achievable bonus scheme
  • Recognition and the chance to shine
  • Excellent job security and career progression
  • All the support you need to succeed
Be part of something very special, apply if you are:
  • Able to lead and inspire the team
  • Knowledgeable about quality food and drink with an eye for detail
  • A strategic thinker with a proven record of business development within a branded context
  • Diligent about ensuring that routine procedures are followed
  • Well presented with good judgement and an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Able to support the BDM in developing the Duchess and team to their full potential
  • Driven to develop and maintain a perfect guest focus
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about hospitality
  • Able to manage the commute to the Duchess at Poundbury nr Dorchester
  • Seeking a career move that recognizes and rewards ambition, commitment and talent
Previous experience and knowledge of leading hospitality operations with a busy food profile is essential. If you have the skills, drive and commitment to thrive in this exciting and rewarding role apply today.
Knowledge, skills and attributes required:
  • Inspirational leadership
  • A minimum of 2 years management experience in a premium food led business
  • A proven record of business development
benefits you'll get:
  • Bonus scheme and full range of lifestyle benefits
  • Be appreciated as the leader of a stunning H&W business
Where you'll work:

Duchess of Cornwall Inn

Duchess of Cornwall Inn

A magnificent Dorset coaching inn on the outskirts of Dorchester

In the heart of Poundbury (the Prince of Wales’ ambitious re-creation of a Dorset market town) sits the magnificent ‘Duchess of Cornwall’. Built in partnership with the Duchy of Cornwall and named after the Duchess herself, Hall & Woodhouse have created a grand three-storey pub-restaurant. Opened by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess in 2016, it’s no stranger to royalty - but in a Hall & Woodhouse pub, titles aren’t important and all of our guests are welcome to come and treat this place as their home. Inside you’ll find many artefacts from Hall & Woodhouse history (including the great Victorian copper from the King & Barnes Brewery). This beautiful inn is full of character and wonderful views of Poundbury’s spectacular public spaces. It is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, a drink or dinner.

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