posted on 20th Aug 2021

Bar Manager

Annual salary, 40 hours per week, overtime paid in lieu 33 days annual leave, pension contribution & employee assistance programme Free Event Tickets* subject to conditions Discounted Food and Drink


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Bar Manager

Catermatch Solutions are recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced individual Bar Manager to head the bar operations of a multiple event business. The Bar Manager role is to develop the bar, cocktail & beverage team. You will take responsibility for the Beverage operations of the venue, liaising with the management and directing your bar team to ensure the highest of standards. Great opportunity to enhance your management career in a developed & progressive company with a real chance to progress further!

The venue offers a unique bar, food, café, event & theatrical space - available to general public admissions, organised performances & induvial private event spaces, it’s a vibrant artistic event venue with lots of activities, shows, entertainment & daily socialising amongst locals and invitees.

Supported by The Arts Council & Heritage Fund.

The Role

This entertainment venue & multi-event space has a strong food and beverage operation that is focused on high standards and delivery of excellent customer service. The successful candidate will be required to ensure that every aspect of the bar operation continues to be at the high standards, and where possible to look at opportunities to exceed them even further. Cellar management skills are essential, cask ales, modern beers & lagers are readily available, replenished and changed daily. A wide range of beverages are available and include cocktails, wines & spirits. You will be expected to be prominent in promotions, liaising with your team to ensure quality of both product and service. You will have excellent knowledge of all health & safety legislation as well as man management skills. Other essential skills & attributes include -stock control, cellar Management, strong leadership, team ethics, new product initiative, positive attitude and the ability to build a professional, happy, productive team 

The Person

  • A positive attitude with enthusiasm for the role and working environment
  • To promote staff to provide a high standard of customer service at all times
  • Excellent managerial skills and the ability to lead, motivate, and communicate with staff members
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • To manage difficult customers and situations and turn the into positive memories
  • To be able to fix cellar issues
  • Ability to use the knowledge of the business to be able to speak on behalf of the company when
    required to do so; ensuring nothing is promised without prior consent
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong IT Skills

Key Responsibilities/Duties

  • Operational responsibility for the smooth and efficient day to day running of the daily programme of activities and events, ensuring that facilities and core service functions are fit for purpose.
  • To ensure the event & arts spaces are set up on time and to the correct
    specifications utilising the events team
  • Hold full knowledge of UK licensing laws, to ensure the bars are run in
    accordance with Licensing and Hygiene legislation, and ensure team members understand their responsibilities in relation to this, maintaining appropriate records
  • Responding to opportunities to increase sales and enhance audience experience.
  • Act as Wedding Co-Ordinator on weddings when required
  • Ensure all elements of the agreement between Us and the Hirer are meet and standards are always maintained.
  • Hire qualified personnel when needed
  • Organise and coordinate people and operations
  • Ensure supplies and equipment quantity and quality meet our requirements
  • Develop and communicate standard operating procedures
  • To oversee the co-ordination of staff team rotas to ensure appropriate level of cover for operational activities and events to budgets given


  • Annual salary, 40 hours per week, overtime paid in lieu
  • 33 days annual leave, pension contribution & employee assistance programme
  • Free Event Tickets* subject to conditions
  • Discounted Food and Drink
  • Breaks are unpaid
  • All Staff will work Weekends, but will be given at least 2 consecutive days off per week
  • Latest bar closure 11.30pm
  • Training opportunities


In accordance and compliance with the "Asylum and Immigration Act 1996" all applicants applying for the above position will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility to live and work in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, at this point in time we are unable to accept applications from anyone not living in the U.K.      E-mail your CV now for this position and many more exciting opportunities.

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Adrian Taberner

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