General Manager, Oklava
Oklava, owned and operated by Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie, opened to critical acclaim in 2015. Specialising in modern Turkish Cypriot food on a buzzy corner in Shoreditch it regularly features on London’s best restaurants list. There is an exciting wine list focused on Turkey and the surrounding region and plenty of opportunity for growth for the right person.
Managers at Oklava work 6 shifts across Tuesday – Saturday (we are closed Sunday and Monday) and have full responsibility for staff management, rota, P&L, stock, ordering & training. As a small independent business it is an excellent environment for anyone looking to learn the ropes for their own business one day as managers really get to see the inside workings of the company. Laura and Selin are around day to day but are looking for a general manager who will treat the place as their own.
It is very much a floor focused role and admin tasks are shared between the management team.
In addition to salary we offer staff meals and drinks, staff discount at both Oklava and our sister restaurant Oklava Bakery + Wine, membership of our employee assistance programme, a fun and educational work environment and real work life balance. We expect have a policy of not contacting senior staff needlessly outside of working hours and any overtime is paid.
The Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for someone for whom hospitality is their calling and who thrives in a busy and fast paced environment. The right candidate will be passionate, organised and driven as well as able to fit nicely into our existing team. Experience within a restaurant of a similar calibre is a must, a strong AM looking for the next step up would be considered.