We are currently looking for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join our fine dining team in ''Wildes at The Lodge'' located at The Lodge at Ashford Castle on Ashford Estate. The main focus will be to personally provide and lead the service of food and beverages to our wonderful guests and in line with company standards. This is a fixed-contract employment. Key responsibilities of the Assistant Restaurant Manager will include: to support the Restaurant Manager in ensuring efficient, friendly and professional service within the outlets, ensuring that they meet the required Hotel/Red Carnation Hotel Service Standards; to monitor daily operations within the outlets, liaising closely with the Restaurant Manager and the Head Chef to ensure that the food & beverage operation are organised effectively to meet daily business needs; to manage the food & beverage service in the absence of the Restaurant Manager, taking ownership of the operation to ensure that all guests receive an efficient, friendly and professional service at all times; o assist the Restaurant Manager in implementing training, rotas, cost control and stock control measures To be actively involved in all aspects of daily operations in a ‘hands on’ capacity The ideal candidate for the Assistant Restaurant Manager position should: -Be a motivated and driven individual, who has a passion for food & beverage, guest care and hospitality -Have significant previous experience in a similar food & beverage function -Possess a strong knowledge and passion for food & beverage -Have experience of staff training, rotas, financial reporting, cost control, stock control and ordering -Have excellent communication and team leadership skills -Possess excellent organisational skills -Have the ability to handle pressurized situations and busy periods -Have fluency in both written and spoken English The Lodge at Ashford Castle is sitting within the magnificent 350 acre estate of Ashford Castle, this property overlooks magical Lough Corrib. Originally built in 1865, The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional range of estate activities. One of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.


Some of the Benefits available to the team:
- Professional, award winning training and development opportunities
- Discounted accommodation rates with Red Carnation Hotel Collection & The Travel Corporation globally 
- Annual Staff Appreciation Party and other Employee Recognition Events
- Discounted rates with many local businesses and third party service providers (including Estate Activities)
- Heavily subsidised accommodation (subject to availability)
- Uniforms provided and free meals on duty
- “Recommend a Friend” bonus scheme 
- Two paid volunteering days each year
- Share your passion and be part of various committees within the estate such as sustainability, sports and social, well-being, diversity and inclusion

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Ashford Castle is a 5 Star Hotel in Ireland. It is the first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In choosing to join Ashford Castle, you become part of a significant piece of history, both of Ireland and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognised as Ireland’s top hotel destination and once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense. Discover exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, a wealth of unique activities and a state-of-the-art spa. The extraordinary… Read more