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Restaurant Manager

Killeavy Castle Estate is seeking a Restaurant Manager for this award winning hotel and restaurant. 


Experienced and motivated Restaurant Manager to join our team.  In your role of Restaurant Manager, you will be responsible for managing the food organisation and operation function within the Hotel working with senior level management and the General Manager to ensure the constant delivery of the core mission and values of Killeavy Castle Estate. 


Role Objective;


Working as part of the management team, the Restaurant Manager will provide food support to all departments within the Estate. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years restaurant supervisory or management experience, preferably at 2 AA rosette standard. You will possess excellent interpersonal, communication skills and will enjoy building good relationships.

Important Information
Date Posted: 8th November 2021
Closing Date: 30th November 2021
Industry: Hospitality
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

Key Duties include;

  • Maintaining effective restaurant service with an emphasis on high quality, efficient service.
  • Train and instruct the food service team in quality food service whilst ensuring a strong customer and staff journey.
  • Monitoring brand service standards, implementation, training of these and continuous evaluation
  • Overseeing the set-up of the outlet in accordance with the pre-determined standards of the operation
  • Compliance with licensing regulations and hotel procedures relating to the restaurant and service of alcoholic beverages and conduct staff training sessions accordingly
  • Demonstrate a perfect knowledge of all food served in the various outlets throughout the Estate, how various dishes are prepared and presented, and how food service staff are trained to possess this knowledge and the application of it
  • Ensure compliance with and the proper training of Team Members so that all Company Health and Safety, and Fire Regulations and procedures are understood and applied
  • Ensure all Team Members presented a cohesive image and adhere to the correct standards of appearance
  • Evaluate the performance of the Team ensuring the highest standards of service are given at all times
  • Ensure all Team Members receive an annual and interim appraisal and any other appropriate performance feedback in a timely manner
  • Maximise revenue and increase average spend per person through upselling, high customer service standards, effective training and motivational techniques
  • Work with accounts to ensure stock takes are carried out in a timely manner and to ensure food and beverage cost control targets are maintained
  • Meet or exceed the monthly food profit margin target in conjunction with the Head Chef 
  • Other duties as requested by management. 
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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Self-motivated and have the ability to prioritise work.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Have the ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment.

Desired criteria

    Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

    Managing Teams

    Managing Teams

    Bar Skills

    Bar Skills

    Exceptional Customer Service Skills

    Exceptional Customer Service Skills

    Killeavy Castle Estate

    Our Estate provides accommodation choices of a 19th century Castle, a 45 guestrooms boutique-style Hotel, a self-catering Gatelodge. An Elemis Spa complete with Thermal areas. Having our own farm onsite allows for our award-winning Restaurant and Bistro Bar to provide a true Farm to Fork experience.

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    Killeavy Castle Estate is the perfect antidote for those seeking a complete escape from a busy lifestyle. As the centrepiece of 350 acres of mixed farm and woodland in County Armagh’s stunning Slieve Gullion, it’s the ideal place to escape, retreat, relax and unwind. Discover the finest in luxury accommodation in Northern Ireland, located just 10 minutes outside Newry and one hour from both Belfast and Dublin airports. Indulge in a romantic couple’s getaway, luxury spa break or simply take a restful rural retreat immersed in the picturesque beauty of nature and historic wonder. Offering a range of cosy, luxurious accommodation types from a 19th century Castle to a 45-guestroom boutique style Hotel or a quaint self-catering Gatelodge.

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    We aim to provide an environment for commitment and performance motivated people to flourish with us in achieving our objectives; you, as part of our team, enhance our ability to achieve this. Our vision is to become a leading hotel both in Northern Ireland and internationally with a motto of ‘Get closer to what’s important’. To guide us in fulfilling this vision, we have developed a culture based on respect - for our customers, our community, our staff and our environment. The pillars of this respect-based culture are our core values of integrity, diversity, innovation, excellent customer service and teamwork. Our success depends on each one of us making a full contribution.

    Our benefits

    We are still a young and developing company. This is a great time to join our team and make your mark in the company as we grow you grow. If you are not quite ready to climb the careers ladder, expand your insight and experience of the industry by working in the various departments of Killeavy Castle Estate. You can challenge yourself in a reception-based role, deliver first-class service with first-class dining in our Restaurant, Kitchen, and Bar, learn the Killeavy standards of perfection in our Accommodation department or get involved in our onsite Working Farm.

    Retirement Plan and/or Pension

    Office Perks

    Employee Development Programs

    Employee Discounts

    Free Parking

    Competitive Salary

    Preferential Room Rates

    Family and Friends Rates

    Discount on Spa Treatments/Products

    Discount in Gift Shop

    Free Meals during shifts

    Free parking/Discounted parking

    Restaurant Manager

    Our Estate provides accommodation choices of a 19th century Castle, a 45 guestrooms boutique-style Hotel, a self-catering Gatelodge. An Elemis Spa complete with Thermal areas. Having our own farm onsite allows for our award-winning Restaurant and Bistro Bar to provide a true Farm to Fork experience.