Managing Director – Truman’s Social Club and Truman’s Beer

East London

Managing Director – Truman’s Social Club and Truman’s Beer


Reference: DR13972

The Company

Truman’s Social Club is a beerhall event and cultural destination with a capacity of 1,000+ based in a 23,000 sq ft warehouse off Blackhorse Lane in East London.

TSC serves a great range of local craft beer and food while putting on a constant schedule of events including live music, markets, comedy shows, live conferences, sport, workshops, and much more. Despite having only been open for six months, it already welcomes thousands through the door each week.

The ambition for TSC is to be one of London’s leading venues, based at the heart of its East London community, offering a platform for local creatives as well as those from much further afield, and most importantly to be an amazing place to escape for a great time.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take the reins of a unique venue that is getting a lot of attention; an opportunity to further establish and strengthen its position in the local and wider London market.

As well as the Social Club venue, this role will manage two other smaller sites – The Newman Arms, a historic central London pub, and Truman’s coffee shop & bar in London City airport.

The MD will report to the Board and will manage an operational and functional team including finance, marketing, and HR.

The Role

  • An accomplished and proven operator at this level who is able to hit the ground running.
  • DImplement robust operational processes and procedures to ensure consistently high operational standards.
  • Build, develop and inspire a high performing team through effective and structured management processes, an engaging and collaborative leadership style
  • Protect, grow and develop the brand and reputation of the venues (both current and future)
  • Set, monitor and deliver a realistic yet stretching financial plan for the business

The Candidate

  • The successful candidate will love East London, understand its vibe, energy, ideas, and community.
  • The Managing Director will bring the strategic ability to create a vision and direction to build on the current success propelling this venue into a future of growth and prominence in its space.
  • With full accountability for commercial success in this entrepreneurial environment, the Managing Director will have a balance of strategic, operational, and leadership skills, happy to be hands-on as well as building and delivering on a compelling vision.
  • A demonstrable track record of success in a similar environment is vital including delivery of a robust financial performance through excellent P&L management and consistent year on year sales growth.
  • Essential personal attributes include excellent communication and influencing skills, a high degree of commercial acumen, and exceptional organisation skills.
  • You will be creative, bringing well-researched and founded ideas to the table, with a strong understanding of the customer, the competition, and the wider marketplace.
  • You’ll be all over the detail but will empower and support your team.
  • You will equally have the strength to step back and consider the bigger picture in order to build and execute long-term plans and goals for the business.
  • You’ll be ambitious, driven and most of all, excited by the opportunity.
  • Living in East London will be advantageous but is not essential.


Account Director

After 10 years as an operator for businesses including Whitbread, M&B and Travelodge, the move to recruitment was a natural one for me. I’ve always been fascinated by leadership, team dynamics and performance and absolutely love matching great leaders with great businesses.

I feel very lucky to have worked with some of the most awesome businesses across the leisure and hospitality sector. I believe that Team Troika is the best in our space, connected by a genuine values led approach, a collaborative, supportive culture and passion for what we do.

Feel free to call me on 07917 755631

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