Area Managers at Marston's

Why choose Marston's to further your career as an Area Operations Manager?

Why choose Marston’s?

We’re ambitious and want to be the best at what we do. We’re always looking at ways to innovate, so we welcome new ideas. If you’re someone who can think outside the box, we certainly won’t stifle your creativity!

We put people at the heart of everything we do and we’re committed to developing our teams. Your dreams of progression can become a reality. We’ll even support you with obtaining professional qualifications too. 

You’ll have the reassurance that comes with working for a big PLC. However, you won’t feel like a small cog in a big wheel – as the expert in your field your opinions will be listened to, and you’ll be given plenty of opportunity to influence how we do business.

Our reputation within the industry speaks for itself – Marston’s is a company you can be proud to work for. We’re not just another pub company: we’ve also got breweries across the country.

Last but not least, while we always work hard, we make sure we have a lot of fun along the way!

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Our business areas

Our pub estate is split into two divisions – Destination and Taverns & Lease.


Our Destination pubs are high volume food led managed houses, operating under our Milestone Rotisserie or Carvery formats, as a Two for One or under our new brand Generous George. We’ve got over 500 pubs and pub restaurants in our Destination estate, with Area Managers looking after 10-16 sites each, dependent on geography. This area of our business is constantly growing, as we’re opening around 20 new pubs each year, and we’ve even started building lodges alongside our pubs too!

Taverns & Lease

Our Taverns & Lease estate includes many different types of businesses! The majority are community pubs, although they are operated under a number of different agreements - including managed, franchise and retail. Within Marston’s Leased Partners, we operate around 500 premium leased and tenanted properties nationwide. Area Managers on this side of the business tend to look after 20-50 pubs each, and may be working with both employed and self-employed operators.

What makes a great Area Manager?

We’re looking for experienced Area Managers. Your attitude and the way you do business is really important to us. We want to hear from driven, self-starting individuals who are passionate about achieving great results. You’ll need to be people focused and able to make our pub operators and teams feel part of the bigger picture, in addition to possessing the staple ingredients of a great operator – attention to detail, flexibility, ensuring compliance and the ability to plan ahead.

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Great perks

In addition to offering a basic salary which is above the industry average, plus all the usual benefits you’d expect (including pension, car allowance, private healthcare, childcare vouchers, sharesaver scheme, holiday flex and privilege card), there are plenty of other perks on offer. Here are just some of the things we’ve treated our teams to:

  • Annual “day at the races”

  • Children’s Christmas parties

  • Team nights out

  • A boat race across the Solent

  • Charity fundraising opportunities

  • Supplier visits

All this, plus a revamped bonus scheme and a number of incentives to recognise great performance and results!

Still need convincing?

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