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Overview

General Manager
Marston’s is one of the UK’s largest and most beloved pub chains and today, we operate more than 1,300 pubs, bars and hotels. 

Now, we’re on the lookout for a great General Manager to take charge at the Sweet Chestnut and lead the team to success!

Have you got what it takes?
It’s true, being a Pub Manager is demanding but the people make it much more than just a job. Brimming with energy and ideas, you’ll add touches of your personality to your pub and think of new ways to delight and excite your customers. You’ll thrive off growing your business and have a ‘lead from the front’ mentality and passion for nurturing your team.

As a General Manager you’ll:

  • Care about finding, growing and engaging your team.
  • Be accountable for running all aspects of your pub.
  • Be passionate about doing the right thing for your staff and your customers.
  • Dream big and think differently about new ways to increase sales and growth.
  • Celebrate and create a buzz by sharing enjoyable experiences.

Are we right for you?
From cosy locals to pub-restaurants, our destination businesses serve up an award-winning selection of pub classics and innovative new dishes. What’s more, our impressive drinks portfolio combines well-known brands, like Estrella and Hobgoblin, with outstanding craft ales and beers. Add a dash of our unique Marston’s atmosphere and we have the ingredients to make every visit a fantastic experience for our customers. The same goes for our people and as one of our General Managers you’ll find a premium blend of challenge, security and career progression. And whenever you need support or guidance advice from your area manager, you’ll find their door is always open.

About the pub

The Sweet Chestnut is a fabulous open plan pub with 38 Bedroom lodge. There is a carvery deck to one side of the restaurant with family dining. There is a bar area and another dining area. There is also a large outside garden area which has as many covers as the inside. Set on a busy retail park, this business is just of the very busy M90 road on the edge of Dunfermline. There is plenty of parking on site shared with multiple businesses.

We are looking to families for the majority of  our dining experiences. We are also looking to build the drinks side of the business, especially with the hotel occupancy increasing on a weekly basis. There is a fabulous Carvery offer which is very busy, especially on a Sunday. They have recently been focusing on building bar sales and are part of the darts league.

We are looking for an experienced General Manager with a proven track record in sales building. You will need to be a hands on leader who leads by example. Hotel experience is essential as this is key to its success. Self-motivated and a great team player, you will be joining a strong team both at site and area level.

What you get

At Marston’s we’re one big family. We put our people first, which is why we offer real benefits including:

  • Potential to earn bonus
  • Access to a pension scheme
  • On-site accommodation
  • Private healthcare
  • Award winning training and development

Sweet Chestnut
Dunfermline

  • 1 BARS
  • 148 inside with 150+ outside FOOD COVERS
  • 38 LETTING ROOMS

Facilities

Customer Car Park Food Offer Beer Garden Pub Games

A day in the life...

Hi, I'm Lewis

My induction with Marston’s was tailored so I visited sites that were going to be similar to mine.

I spent time with a ‘buddy’ manager from a nearby site – he was a great guy and really honest and talked to me about the culture of Marston’s as well as the day to day running of the business.

My Area Manager, Nigel was really supportive and if he didn’t have the answer he would pull on his network of experts to support.

Induction

My induction with Marston’s was tailored so I visited sites that were going to be similar to mine. I spent time with a ‘buddy’ manager from a nearby site – he was a great guy and really honest and talked to me about the culture of Marston’s as well as the day to day running of the business.

Dedicated support

My Area Manager, Nigel was really supportive and if he didn’t have the answer he would pull on his network of experts to support, including the recruitment and training teams.

Opening a new build pub

On the opening day there was so many people coming in but I wasn’t worried as I had every type of support there to help it run smoothly. The whole board came down for a meal at my pub, the CEO and the Managing Director are really nice people and down to earth too!

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