Bar Manager

We are looking for a driven and passionate person to head up our new team at Time Square, Warrington. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within the hospitality sector and will have previous management experience.

You will be expected to be welcoming to all customers, approachable for all staff and keen to implement new ideas. Previous experience of working with real ale and basic knowledge of cellar and cask management would be appreciated.

Start date: End October

Average 40 hours per week

Competitive Salary

Job Objective

To ensure the smooth running of the bar, at all times. To manage, train and develop the team, with the key aim of retaining and attracting new customers, to build sales and profitability.

Essential Requirements

• Have proof of right to work in the UK

• Have a bank account in your own name

• Be able to converse in English

• Have a fixed place of residence and live within a reasonable travelling distance of the bar

• Hold a valid personal license

Main Responsibilities

• Deliver excellent customer service and maintain a high standard of customer management, at all times

• Take full responsibility for the set-up, close-down and effective operation of the bar, within company policy, at all times

• Take full responsibility for cashing up procedures, at all times

• Take full responsibility for the results achieved in the bar, including profit and loss (P&L) performance, stock, standards and audits

• Ensure that opening and closing procedures are adhered to, in line with company policy, taking account of security and the health & safety of people and property

• Ensure that all licensing objectives are met

• Work in all areas of the bar, cellar, stock room and office, to ensure that best practice is maintained by the team and that any areas requiring improvement may be identified

• Assist with aspects of finance in the bar, including sales, gross profit, stock control and controllable expenditure

• Control all office administration procedures and ensure that the management team complies with company standards

• Be accountable for all cash management throughout the pub and conduct thorough investigations for all cash-loss issues

• Review P&L account with the company, agreeing on clear targets for improvements if needed to maintain progress towards any targets set

• Maximise all sales opportunities in the business, including quality of drink service and availability, using all company point-of-sale as directed; have an understanding of all promotions and point-of-sale requirements and work with the team and the company to maximise sales at every opportunity

• Be responsible for accurate rota-planning, based on forecast sales and core wage budget

• Plan all rotas in line with budgeted targets and forecasts, taking the necessary daily action to reduce/increase hours, in line with sales

• Manage all delivery processes, including checking in orders, storage, stock rotation, security, loss investigation and staff training

• Manage all stock-management processes, including timely stock counts, line checks, wastage reports, loss investigation and staff training

• Complete product-ordering on time, every time; ensure full availability of all drink, food and non-consumable items

• Follow all company security procedures, including loss prevention measures and procedures for the security of staff and premises, at all times

• Work with the company to carry out risk assessments to ensure staff and customers’ safety

• Monitor and manage all maintenance issues and manage third-party contractors, including cleaners, where applicable

• Be aware of and adhere to licensing, data protection, Health & Safety at Work and COSHH legislation, at all times

• Carry out commercial activities as instructed

• Manage the bar team, including motivating and leading the team to work to the highest standards, at all times

• Identify and monitor training needs and take an active role in developing people

• Manage the day-to-day performance of staff, in line with company personnel policies and procedures

• Manage the day-to-day attendance of staff, in line with company sickness and absence management policies and procedures

• Deal with any employee complaints and/or grievances promptly, in line with company guidelines

• Manage and maintain correct staffing levels, in line with targets and in relation to sales-forecasting

• Communicate effectively with the team, through regular meetings

• Manage the timely distribution and briefing-in of all company communications

• Work with the company to manage and maintain employee personnel & training files

• Identify recruitment needs and take an active role in search and selection activities and the appointment of staff, in line with the company recruitment process, ensuring that all paperwork (including ‘proof of right to work’ documentation) is certified, copied and completed, in line with Home office and company guidelines

• Maintain personal knowledge by completing in-house training, attending courses and completing workbooks

• Always adhere to all company policies and procedures and licensing laws

• Carry out any duties as instructed by the company

If you are interested in applying, please fill out your details below and we will be in touch.