Sun, 24th Feb 2019
General Manager Trainer, The Clink Restaurant - HMP Brixton

About Us:


The Clink Restaurant has developed an engaging and integrated training program which gives prisoners a chance to gain professional qualifications whilst in prison and supports them on their release in finding employment in the catering & hospitality industry. Prisoners have the chance to gain City & Guilds NVQ qualifications in food preparation, food service and food safety, as well as gain experience whilst working in a fine dining restaurant which is open to the public. 


A unique opportunity to transform lives and to inspire others has arisen within our award-winning Clink Restaurant in Brixton, London.  W We are seeking a highly experienced and engaging General Manager Trainer to lead and inspire our restaurant team and future prison learners.


Since opening, we have won several prestigious awards, including receiving the Observer Food Monthly’s ‘Best Ethical Restaurant’ in 2018, and we are consistently in the top 15 Restaurants on Trip Advisor in London, out of over 20,000 others.  To enable us to maintain and build on this amazing success, it is essential that you have a fine dining background and understand the grace and spirit required of high-end hospitality.


We produce an inspirational dining experience for all our guests, which delivers genuine change and proven results in the reduction of reoffending and the rehabilitation of offenders.


The Clink Restaurant is proud to partner with HMPS and also works alongside some of the most renowned chefs in the world who have honored us by being our Chef Ambassadors: Albert Roux, Giorgio Locatelli, Cyrus Todiwalla and Lisa Allen…  to name a few. 


Job Description:


Your role as General Manager Trainer is to work with your team of Chef & Restaurant Manager Trainers to lead and manage the day to day and strategic operations of the restaurant.   You will be responsible for directing the overall training programme in the restaurant, leading hospitality, staff management, financial performance and physical restaurant maintenance as well as directly responsible for all aspects of the service and food. 


You will have the resilience, integrity and professionalism to handle an ever-changing day, irrespective of the challenging situations you may face. Your natural patience, understanding and commitment to helping Prison Learners, who could be at the lowest point in their lives, will stand you in good stead and give you the gravitas required for this position.


The Ideal Candidate:


Our General Manager Trainers are:


  • Resilient managers who are able to build constructive, positive and professional relationships
  • Great trainers (who we invest in to achieve their TAQA assessing qualification)
  • Inspirational leaders who oversee and manage restaurant, kitchen, people and finances
  • Superb communicators who are able to engage and communicate at all levels
  • Service ambassadors who consistently deliver the high levels of service expected in fine dining
  • Passionate about sharing their love of food, customer service and their skill & experience
  • Skilled business managers who are able to manage budgets, stock and administration
  • Experienced operators who can prioritise, manage and deliver on objectives within set time scales
  • Talent spotters who can recruit, develop and assess prisoners to gain their NVQ qualifications


The Clink Restaurant Offers:


- Highly competitive salary

- 33 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

- Company pension scheme

- Free meals on duty

- Development and support to achieve your TAQA (assessing qualification)

- Childcare Vouchers


To Apply for this position, you must pass the following requirements:


- Ministry of Justice Enhanced Vetting (any offer of employment is subject to this)

- The right to work in the UK and provide original documentation as part of the recruitment process.


This is a truly inspirational role where, as a skilled commercial operator, you have the opportunity to mentor and engage others to turn their lives around. We look forward to hearing from you. 


URL link to apply:  


All applications are being managed by our HR Consultants at Solution22.


Expiry Date

Brixton, South London

Type of contract
Permanent, Full-Time


£35,000 - £38,000


Lizann Barnwell
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