Recruitment

As a long-established, family-run business with a history of exceptional quality and high standard, we are continually looking for enthusiastic employees with a passion for food, drink and service.

We are always interested in hearing from people keen to join our company, with an exciting year ahead we would love to hear from you. If you are an experienced  Manager, Assistant Manager, Head Chef, Sous Chef email a copy of your CV and covering letter to info@sjf.co.uk

 

 

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:

We are looking for hard working dedicated individuals to work in the following roles:

 

Senior Sous Chef

Locations: Briar Dene

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Sous Chef to join our team at Briar Dene. The pub is at the heart of Whitley Bay and has recently had a full refurbishment and restoration to its former glory. The Senior Sous Chef must have the ability to help create menus, be financially aware of food costs and GP margins, they must be able to manage a small kitchen brigade efficiently in the Head Chefs absence and deliver team training along with ideas for generating business.

What will make you perfect for the Senior Sous Chef role?

Experience in a similar role and environment, with a genuine commitment and passion for food and quality service

Responsible for maintaining health and safety practices and good hygiene in line with company food safety standards within our kitchen

Be a team player with Strong leadership, communication and organisational skills

Run the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef

Manage stock control and operating a kitchen in line with food GP

Be creative in bringing new recipes to the table, and will be expected to help write new menus

Have a genuine passion and flair for fresh ingredients along with first rate culinary skills

Responsible for helping the Head Chef to train and motivate staff ensuring a perfect blend in the kitchen

To apply please forward your CV with a covering letter to info@sjf.co.uk

Assistant Manager

Locations: Briar Dene

We are now looking for an Assistant Manager for Briar Dene. The pub is at the heart of Whitley Bay and due to recent refurbishment and restoring its former glory – we are looking for an Assistant Manager with food experience that can be a key part of our future.

 

As Assistant Manager, you will oversee an enthusiastic and hard-working team delivering a quality service to a very high standard. The Assistant Manager will have very strong leadership and training skills and high standards as well as experience of both quality as well as volume.

 

Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the day to day running of the pub, as well as deputising in the Manager’s absence. Our successful manager must be hands on and lead by example demonstrating the ability to motivate and lead a team.

 

Key responsibilities of the Assistant manager:

 

  • Previous experience of running a similar, food-led venue
  • Cellar management experience is a must
  • Training and motivating staff
  • Managing Rotas
  • Cashing up and closing

 

The Assistant Manager will have excellent Food and Beverage knowledge in a food-led environment.

To apply for this position please email a copy of your cv to info@sjf.co.uk

CDPs & Commis Chefs

Locations: Briar Dene

We are now looking for a number of Chef de Parties / Commis Chef for Briar Dene. The pub is at the heart of Whitley Bay and has recently had a full refurbishment and restoration to its former glory. It is essential that the Chef de Partie has creative skills matched to an outgoing personality allowing them to make the most of our locally sourced, fresh ingredients. You will be able to produce food of a high standard, and be confident in all aspects of food preparation and service. You are required to have the willingness to learn from more experienced chefs as well as passing on knowledge to junior members of the team.

 

Other essential requirements of the Chef de Partie & Commis Chef:

 

  • Previous experience in a busy restaurant environment
  • Experience working with fresh food
  • Up to date food hygiene and NVQ certificates
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Driven and self-motivated

to apply, please forward a copy of your CV to info@sjf.co.uk

Bar Staff / Waiting Staff

Locations: Briar Dene

We are looking to expand our team of bartenders and bar support team at Briar Dene. The pub is at the heart of Whitley Bay and has recently had a full refurbishment and restoration to its former glory. Previous experience and knowledge of the industry is essential. You will have the ability to work calm and well under pressure, have a good approach to teamwork and the desire to learn new skills.

We are looking to expand our team Waiting Staff. Skills you will need to demonstrate include:

  • A friendly and approachable persona is an absolute must. A good sense of humour is needed to mirror what can only be described as an ‘enjoyable’ vibe within the team
  • Strong customer care skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • Confident, professional and welcoming personality
  • Cocktail skills ( not essential)

To apply email your CV to info@sjf.co.uk