Man­ag­ing The Aard­vark pub’s one ale of a job!

Coventry Telegraph - - News - By ELIS SANDFORD News Re­porter [email protected]­plc.com

IF you’ve ever fan­cied your­self as a bit of a Peggy Mitchell or Danny Dyer, this could be the mo­ment that you’ve been wait­ing for.

What’s more, you don’t even have to head to The Queen Vic to do so, with the per­fect pub op­por­tu­nity crop­ping up right here in Coven­try.

A very unique op­por­tu­nity has cropped up - the chance to be­come the gen­eral man­ager of one of the city’s most pop­u­lar pubs - The Aard­vark.

And what’s more, the job also comes with ac­com­mo­da­tion just 10 min­utes away from the city cen­tre pub it­self.

If that isn’t enough, the salary spec­i­fied is £30,000 - £33,000.

But if you are in­ter­ested, you don’t have too much time to pon­der over it, be­cause the deadline to ap­ply is Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 4.

Part of the Stonegate group - the largest pri­vately-held pub op­er­a­tor in the UK, the Aard­vark is one of the most well known pubs in Coven­try.

Lo­cated on the Butts, it is fre­quented by stu­dents and lo­cals.

With food and drink on of­fer, and live mu­sic and sport on the screens, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one.

Ac­cord­ing to Coven­try pub his­to­ri­ans Real Ale Ram­bles, there has been a pub on the site since 1835, when it was known as the Hen and Chick­ens Ho­tel.

More re­cently from 1994 to 2001, it was The Fowl and Firkin, but fol­low­ing the sale of the Firkin chain, it be­came the Aard­vark, and the on site brew­ery was re­moved.

This job sounds amaz­ing, but fair warn­ing, there are a few re­quire­ments needed be­fore you ap­ply.

The job ad­vert states that they are look­ing to re­cruit an “ex­pe­ri­enced gen­eral man­ager”.

What’s more, the ad­vert asks that “The suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cant will have a pas­sion for run­ning a vi­brant pub that caters well for stu­dents and lo­cals. A love for sport and event plan­ning for sport­ing fix­tures is key for the suc­cess of this amaz­ing site. The abil­ity to drive food sales is key.

“You will need to be able to demon­strate great lead­er­ship skills and the abil­ity to build a high per­form­ing team in or­der to con­trol, de­velop and im­prove all as­pects of the busi­ness in­clud­ing: P&L, peo­ple, stan­dards, le­gal com­pli­ance, ser­vice and brand in­tegrity.”

What’s more, Stonegate re­quire all of their man­agers to have a per­sonal li­cence.

As well as the salary, the ac­com­mo­da­tion, and the chance to tell peo­ple that you man­age a pub, there are a fair few perks with the job.

There is an un­capped bonus scheme, 25 per­cent dis­count, a pen­sion scheme and pri­vate healthcare.

Fi­nally, there is a de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme for staff.

So if you want to ap­ply, or find out more, you can visit the Stonegate re­cruit­ment web­site.

The Aard­vark pub is pop­u­lar with stu­dents and lo­cals

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