Leisure and Hospitality

At McCarthy we appreciate that great people are the true driving force behind every successful team, no matter what the business!


We work with a wide range of both large PLC’s as well as smaller, independent and niche businesses to support the growth and development of their Head Office functions.


Regardless of the size and sector of our Clients, we work closely with you so that we can truly understand your Company vision, values and structure as well as the subtle differences that make you unique. It is crucial that we understand all of the above so that ultimately we can account for this when recommending suitable candidates.


The McCarthy Team recruit for a wide variety of roles at all levels, ranging from assistant level and middle management to more senior roles as well as C-Level roles.


Furthermore, because our Recruitment Team have relevant industry experience, they understand the challenges businesses face on a day to day basis and are able to assist you with delivering an efficient hire to ensure your department or function does not suffer due to a live vacancy.


Our Head Office division is constantly talking to candidates and is able to fill role quickly and efficiently.


At McCarthy we work with a number of well-known and highly respected Retailers both on the High Street and in Out of Town locations.  The Sectors we operate in include:


The Hotel Sector includes multinational giants, value concepts, large resorts and boutique lodgings.

Recent roles we have recruited to within the overall Hotel Sector include:

  • Hotel Manager, London, International Hotel Chain
  • General Manager, North West, Independent Hotel
  • Deputy General Manager, Wolverhampton, Value Hotel Concept
  • Food and Beverage Manager, Manchester, Boutique Hotel
  • Head Chef, North West, Boutique Hotel
  • Sous Chef, Liverpool, National Hotel Chain

Branded Restaurants

The Restaurant Sector includes high street favourites, fast food chains, speciality dining and smaller independents.

Recent roles we have recruited to within the Restaurant and Food Service Sector include:

  • Operations Manager, Manchester, Independent Restaurant Chain
  • Coffee Shop Manager, Aberdeen, International Chain
  • Store Manager, Warrington, International Fast Food Chain
  • General Manager, Cambridge, Speciality Dining
  • Assistant Manager, Essex, Fast Food Retailer
  • Area Manager, South, International Fast Food Chain
  • Head Chef, North West, Speciality Dining

Pubs and Bars

The Pubs and Bars Sector includes multinational chains, gastropubs, city based bars, unique concepts and smaller independents.

Recent roles we have recruited to within the Pubs and Bars Sector include:

  • Bar Manager, Liverpool, National Bar Chain
  • Deputy Manager, Shropshire, Gastropub
  • Operations Manager, North, National Pub Chain
  • General Manager, Leeds, Boutique Independent Bar
  • Chef, Norfolk, National Pub Chain


The Leisure Sectors includes large fitness clubs, leisure complexes, health spas and tourist attractions.

Recent roles we have recruited to within the Leisure Sector include:

  • General Manager, Cheshire, Health Spa
  • General Manager, Lancashire, Leisure and Sports Club
  • Operations Manager, Midlands, Theme Park
  • Deputy Club Manager, Derby, National Fitness Club
  • Café Chef, Manchester, Gym Brand


The Consultants in our Leisure and Hospitality team have considerable experience of sourcing talent for Operational and Management roles within Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure businesses throughout the UK.  We understand that within the Leisure and Hospitality Industries great people and great Managers are essential to providing high standards of Customer Service; therefore the risk in not finding the right Managers and Customer facing staff to drive great service can carry considerable risk. 

At McCarthy we understand the markets you operate in as well as their pressure points because we have extensive experience of recruiting within the field of Leisure and Hospitality and moreover, many of us have a background within Leisure or Hospitality ourselves.  In fact, our in depth knowledge of the Leisure and Hospitality markets and their operations in turn ensures that we nurture strong relationships and broad networks and we are passionate about not only accessing the best talent but also staying connected to them!

Our approach at McCarthy is not just about being reactive to the market, we are proud of our proactive and innovative approaches, which, combined with robust account management and a clear customer focus ultimately means consistent delivery of the right candidate for each assignment. 

The McCarthy Leisure & Hospitality team is fast becoming a widely-recognised name across the Hospitality and Service industries. We are currently working with several leading fast-food retail brands, as well as some of the UK's favourite hotel and pub chains, providing them with their management teams of the future.  We can work to a wide range of client briefs, however, typical roles our Leisure and Hospitality team recruit for include:

  • General Manager
  • Regional/Area Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Unit Manager
  • Café Manager
  • Conference and Banqueting Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Assistant Bar Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Front of House Manager
  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Assistant Restaurant Manager


The Team at McCarthy understand that Leisure and Hospitality professionals are looking for a professional and consultative service from a Recruitment Consultancy.  At McCarthy we are able to not only provide you advice on your career prospects and opportunities available to you but we are also on hand to support you with your job search, offering you valuable yet constructive feedback on how to make the most of your skills.

If we are currently recruiting for a suitable role for you within either the Leisure or Hospitality Industries then we will take you through a comprehensive screening and interview process, followed by giving you a full brief on the role for which you're being considered.  On the other hand, if we do not have anything available that suits what you are looking for we will market your profile out to our network of relevant Clients within Leisure or Hospitality in order to find you your perfect job.

We are an award winning recruitment specialist, being named Best Retail Recruiter in the UK due to our commitment to service and quality. We are well connected across the Leisure and Hospitality Industries and have well established partner relationships built up since our inception in 2005.  Our Leisure and Hospitality Recruitment Team truly know the market, they are well networked, have their ear to the ground and are able to provide you with a range of advice including: Interview skills, CV Writing and assisting you with working out what you really want from your next role. As we work with candidates at all levels within Leisure and Hospitality we will seek to help you find the very best role for you that will match your skills, experience and desires in order that your next job move truly enhances your career.

Contact Us

To find out more about our in-depth specialist service, call our Leisure and Hospitality Recruitment Team on 0161 828 8726 for a confidential conversation. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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