General Manager

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Livelyhood Pub Group is looking for a special kind of General Manager for its pub, The Mere Scribbler, in Streatham Common.  OTE £38k - £40k 

We are looking to bring this local gem back to life by embracing everything that is local and securing a spot in the hearts and minds of the local community of Streatham.

We have real ambition to establish this pub as the standout pub for celebrating everything that is local. The food and drinks, the team, the guests, the local businesses  and the wider community.  Wherever possible, we want to drive this business by supporting the local people and businesses that surround the pub.

Distil local spirits in house, welcoming pop ups from local businesses, showcase the local foods of the area, celebrate the local talent and welcome all parts of the community.

Our General Manager

We are looking for someone who is passionate about local community engagement, who has the drive and energy to evolve and deliver this plan and someone who is all about investing in their team to deliver this ambition alongside developing the team to meet their own personal goals. 

Someone who can think differently, discover new partnerships to drive the business forward and who can work with the wider team to create something really special at The Scribbler.

Our General Manager will:-

  • Invest time and support in the team to allow them to flourish.

  • Grow the business through supplier and community partnerships  

  • Lead from the front - a truly front of house and people focused General Manager who can champion the way forward for this business

  • Have a  passion for the pub and for thinking creatively to deliver successful outcomes for the team, the business and the local people.

  • Bring the fun - REALLY bring the fun

  • Lead The Mere Scribbler by showcasing our Livelyhood Purpose and  Core Values (Authentic, Daring, People, Sustainable, Lively) are at the heart of everything

Who are Livelyhood? 

Livelyhood is a South London based owner, creator & operator of warm, fun & independent neighbourhood pubs. 

Our pubs are spaces with personality where you eat well, drink together, are entertained with everything from perfect sports viewing to weekly quizzes & celebrate at each & every opportunity. Hospitality is in our soul. We are committed. We have fun. 

We currently have 8 South London sites and continue to invest and grow in our current sites as well as opening new sites bringing real opportunity for those that want to, to progress with us. 

About our Mere Scribbler site

The Mere Scribbler, sits proudly on the corner spot, opposite Streatham Common. It is a brilliant space with a gem of a garden. 

 Who are you? 

You love neighbourhood pubs and engaging with the local community. Growing the team is in your DNA. You are curious and daring and happy to lead from the front and try something new. You are proud and ambitious. You have experience in delivering stand out pub experiences.

What we are offering

A unique opportunity to deliver a true local pub that’s success is driven by it’s local partnerships wherever possible.

A competitive salary of  £34k-£36k.

Additional tronc payments, in the region of a further £4k a year

Additional General Manager bonus plan with quarterly, yearly and a further annual over achievement bonus opportunity of  50% of bonus pot.

£75 Your Livelyhood Experience voucher for new joiners to enjoy so they can see what it's like to be a Livelyhood guest

40% food and drink discount for you and 5 guests valid in all sites from day 

Further 40% Livelyhood discount off of our delivery food and drink for you

£15 voucher rewards  for every positive guest shout out you receive 

We offer hospitality apprenticeships to support  development

Livelyhood Mental Health First Aiders & employee assistance support available


We are managing our applications as they arrive, so don't delay in sending us yours


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