General Manager – The Up in Arms

Job Category: General Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: The Up In Arms

Dodo Pubs are looking for a General Manager to run their young & energetic team at The Up In Arms in Oxford


The Up in Arms, is part of the Dodo Pub Co – known for award-winning interiors, top-notch burgers, Neapolitan pizzas and unbeatable neighbourhood vibes. From relaxed weekend brunches to buzzing late night cocktails, our pubs are the go-to for real good times.


From the kitchens, we offer authentic Neapolitan pizzas cooked at 400C in our wood-fired oven. Our renowned burgers are ground by a seriously good butcher, using our special double-tasty recipe. We also serve up super fresh original salads, tasty sides and spicy wings and, quite frankly, the best breakfast and brunch in Oxford (if we do say so ourselves!).


From the bar, we offer a wide selection of beers, wines, wonks, cocktails and craft coffee, all served up by knowledgeable and passionate staff to customers that care about quality and community.


Sound like your kind of thing? We’re currently seeking a confident, creative General Manager to join us at, The Up in Arms, Oxford.


The Up in Arms is a neighbourhood pub and hub for the community, and the General Manager sits at the heart of this. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the pub in its entirety. You’ll need to be an excellent communicator and an inspiring leader, with the ability to get on with anyone – staff and customers alike. You’ll be great under pressure. And you’ll have a rich CV with a wealth of hospitality experience, an understanding of both front and back of house, and a strong head for figures.


So… what else do you need to be the GM of The Up?


  • A natural leader & motivater, with the ability to train & develop a great team.
  • Creative & passionate about hospitality
  • A can-do, problem solving attitude
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Customer-orientated approach, with the desire to create an atmosphere where all our customers feel comfortable
  • Organised and obsessively attentive in detail
  • A hands-on manager, with minimum 2 years experience in a management role
  • Excellent financial understanding
  • IT and computer literate


But enough about you! What will Dodo offer in return? 
  • Competitive salary + annual bonus
  • Live in options
  • 45hours working week. Overtime paid in lieu (every time)
  • Dodo Unity Fund (our people’s bonus)
  • Tap to Tip – 100% tips are shared amongst our team
  • Team canteen when at work
  • ‘Dine @ Dodo’– Bring 3 mates once a month and we’ll pay for your food.
  • Pension scheme options
  • Great work/life balance
  • A big annual Dodo party!


Career development

 We always look to promote from within Dodo Pub Co. As a result, we have a strong belief in nurturing and developing our staff. We offer loads of training programmes and opportunities to help everyone develop to their full potential – so if you have career goals, we can help you reach them.

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