Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager



Porta is an independent tapas bar opening on Chapel Street, Salford this November.

With busy, award-winning sites in Altrincham and Chester, this is an exciting opening and a great time to join this small but ambitious team.

We are looking for an Assistant Manager with some ‘hands-on’ restaurant management experience who will help us launch Porta Salford. It’s an exciting location on Bexley Square, just a few minutes walk from Deansgate and Spinningfields.

Working alongside owners Ben & Joe, you will be involved in leading and inspiring a young team and maintaining extremely high standards of customer service, systems & procedures and managing the premises in the manager’s absence.

The successful candidate will show excellent organisational skills, thrive under pressure and get a kick out of running flawless shifts that run like clockwork. A keen interest in food and drink is a must.


As Assistant Manager, your responsibilities will include:

Applications are welcome from candidates with experience of similar management roles who are seeking an exciting career move within a growing, ambitious company. This role may also suit an experienced waiter or waitress looking for the ‘next step’ on the career ladder.

Salary for this position is negotiable with prior experience being taken into account.

The position includes a full split of good tips paid weekly.

A normal working week would be 40-45 hours.


The first ‘Porta’ was opened in Chester in 2012 by restaurateur brothers Ben & Joe Wright. It is located next door to their multi award-winning restaurant, Joseph Benjamin (Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’ & Good Food Guide ‘Best North West Local Restaurant’ 2019). A second Porta opened in 2016 in the market town of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, opposite the bustling market hall. A third tapas bar will open in Bexley Square off Chapel Street, Salford in winter 2018. Both current Porta restaurants feature in The Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide.
The aim at Porta is to keep things really simple. A lively, bustling environment inspired by the tiniest independent tapas bars of Madrid and Barcelona.

The menu, representing many tapas bar classics, is focused on top quality ingredients. Joe works with his team of chefs tirelessly perfecting recipes for every sauce and menu item. From the croquetas and the bravas sauce to the chorizo & lentil stew, every item is handmade in-house.

Porta is a busy but relaxed, unpretentious and comfortable place, with good music, beer, wine and food.

Ben and Joe are hands-on operators, who are passionate about the industry and creating an enjoyable place to work.