General Manager | The Collaroy

The Venue

Welcome to The Collaroy, an all-day eatery serving freshly shucked oysters, wood-fired pizza and a beachside backdrop you’ll find hard to leave. Downstairs come in for a coffee and a healthy green bowl, while the kids explore the play area.

The Surf Deck, a little slice of the summer holidays on Collaroy Beach is our new addition to the Collaroy precinct. From yellowfin tuna tostadas and grilled citrus pork belly tacos, to bacon burgers and pizzas, there’s a little something for everyone at The Surf Deck.

When it comes to food, there is plenty to choose from – whether it’s a slice from Vinnie’s Pizza or a selection of delicious snacks to enjoy with wine in hand. We are all about keeping things casual, but also offer table service at our upstairs restaurant, which is led by executive Chris Hogarth. Think local seafood, vibrant salads and meats from the charcoal grill. Once dinner wraps up, there will be live entertainment and DJs downstairs on the weekends,


The Role

We are seeking an experienced General Manager who can oversee the whole operations of the venue across all areas at within The Collaroy. You will be the face of this iconic venue and drive an exceptional experience for our guests.  


This rare opportunity will see you working in one of our most exciting venues on the northern beaches which welcomes thousands of guests through the doors in Summer, be involved in the local community while working at a destination location and enjoying the work / life balance that The Collaroy offers.


Reporting to the Group Operations Manager, you will be responsible for:  

  • Delivery of the venue budget, objectives, and deliverables;   
  • Drive agreed financial focuses with the team, and cascade consistent messages and targets;  
  • Deliver quality guest experience through carefully curated food, beverages, retail, operations, and ambiance;  
  • Drive innovation in venue (group) direction and product development;  
  • Exhibit and maintain an elite level of leadership across all areas of the business;  
  • Drive cohesion and performance between the venue team and other business stakeholders to deliver results;  
  • Support, develop and drive asset protection and risk mitigation strategies including but not limited to food safety, licensing and regulatory compliance;  
  • Recruit, induct and retain key talent;   
  • Partner effectively with key community stakeholders. 


Who Are You

You will be a passionate and driven leader and one who can adapt to varied service styles, clientele, and offerings in one location while also being community focussed.


To be successful in this role you will: 

  • Have previously worked within a similar role within a large scale or multi-site venue, and understand complex environments. 
  • Be a commercially astute people manager, with demonstrated experience in your field; 
  • Have exceptional financial acumen; 
  • Bring ideas and initiative to the table and drive growth in your venue; 
  • Be truly passionate about leading and developing a team, and well connected to your industry. 


The key focus of Merivale's success is our people; we build and develop strong teams to deliver excellence, ensuring continued growth and success. We invest in our people and draw on their talents, passion, and imagination to define new experiences and create a culture of opportunity and success. 


The Reward

  • Competitive salary.
  • Amazing discounts at 90+ venues.
  • Career and development opportunities, learning from the best.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Sponsorship is available for eligible candidates

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