VACANCY: General Manager, The Moors Tavern

VACANCY: General Manager, The Moors Tavern


Would you like to work in the heart of a thriving community and indulge your passion and interest in sports? In an exciting partnership between the Executive Team at Spennymoor Town Football Club and a reputable high-performing pub management company, The Moors Tavern opened their doors to the local community in August 2016. With considerable investment, including a full refurbishment, The Moors Tavern is now a traditional community pub designed to appeal not only to all those linked to the football club using it as a social hub before and after matches, but importantly as a focal point for local residents and families keen to see a well-loved local pub available to them seven days a week.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a reputation for achievement.  Someone capable of developing and running a thriving community venue, and whilst responsible for all operations, accustomed and willing to undertake all aspects of hospitality, with a clear “roll your sleeves up and muck in” attitude. You will be a skilled recruiter and developer of your people, but a stickler for standards and financially astute to know your bottom line.


We want someone dynamic and inspirational, with a vision for how a community pub should look and feel; how to attract new guests; and most importantly make them want to return time and time again. You will want to put your heart and soul into this role, believing that the culture and character you instil will become the culture and character of the establishment.


At a glance, this is what we would expect from you…


§  Complete responsibility for the running of the venue.

§  Overseeing quality and standards, which would include food.

§  Financial performance – full P&L accountability.

§  Team recruitment and development.

§  Marketing and events.

§  Legal, compliance & operational standards.


And to achieve this, we believe you would need to have…


§  A minimum of 3 to 5 years in a similar role, within a high financial turnover establishment.

§  An entrepreneurial flair; bursting with new ideas to further drive sales and standards.

§  An engaging personality, but informal and genuine with the ability to put people at ease and build relationships.

§  The ability to convert turnover into profit, hitting wage, food and liquor targets weekly.

So what’s in it for you?


§  An enticing basic salary, rewarded based on experience.

§  A fantastic bonus scheme, directly linked to profitability, so the effort you put in, will reap direct financial rewards for you.



§  Autonomy which is central to our culture.

§  Personal development in running a major new site, and the accolades associated with success.

§  Involvement at all stages of the development.

§  Recruit/develop your own team from scratch.


 A little about Spennymoor Town FC, and the community…


Spennymoor Town FC is enjoying a successful period, with the team achieving several promotions and high profile national trophy wins over recent years.  With the club’s latest step into the Evostik Northern Premier League Premier Division there is a jump in quality, exposure and professionalism.  And major improvements are in the pipeline for the stadium, The Brewery Field, which will complement the recently refurbished renowned Spennymoor Pub, The Moors Tavern.

This new community pub will be a shining example of the football club’s cherished position at the heart of the town.  Spennymoor is a former mining town with a population of 20,000, that is now home to manufacturing companies including Thorn Lighting, Electrolux and Black and Decker.  It’s picturesque surrounding countryside, coupled with its close proximity to the beautiful city of Durham, Beamish Open Air Museum, Sedgefield Racecourse and the Durham Dales makes Spennymoor the perfect mix of city and country living for people looking to move to the area.



Negotiable depending on experience

Start date:

January 2017

Vacancy Closing Date:

Sunday 11 December 2016


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please email your CV and an expression of interest to: