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Bar Staff Job Description: Duties & Responsibilities

Carol Watson our consultant managing the role

Are you intrigued by the Bar Staff Job Description? Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer, this guide is your gateway to mastering the intricacies of the role. So, let's delve into the essentials and elevate your understanding of what it takes to excel in bar service.

What is the role of Bar Staff?

We may be famous for our beer, but working as Bar Staff is more than pulling pints. It's about knowing what customers like before they even know themselves—choosing the perfect bottle of wine—making cocktails that will make someone's day.

If you are passionate about customer service and pouring happiness into your lives, we've got a spot for you at Greene King. You are probably wondering what you can expect on the job and what kind of people we are on the search for, so continue reading to learn our industry secrets!

What are my work duties and responsibilities?

We're on a mission to become the pride of British hospitality, and you'll play a role in helping us achieve this. Here are some ways that you'll be contributing to our mission on the day-to-day as a member of our team:

  • Serving up refreshing and mouthwatering drinks
  • Keeping the bar area clean and tidy
  • Handling cash and card payments
  • Providing a 5-star customer service
  • Following health and safety guidelines
  • Restocking the bar

Have you got pints of personality?

You'll delight our customers repeatedly by serving up their favourite drinks exactly how they like them. Here are some of the skills you'll need to raise the bar and leave all of our customers satisfied:

  • Customer service - you'll be on the front lines of creating amazing memories for our customers through great customer service.
  • Communication - you want to nail all your drink orders and serve perfection every single time, so you'll need great communication skills with your team and customers.
  • Attention to detail - mixing up cocktails and taking payments means you'll be detail-oriented, so you can keep things running smoothly.
  • Multitasking - working in the hustle and bustle of a pub or restaurant, you'll receive multiple orders and need to keep tabs on all of them to get them served up!
  • Problem-solving - you'll be quick on your feet as you might face customer queries or technical issues, and being a good problem-solver means you'll take these problems in your stride.

Don't have these skills yet? Do not worry! We will train and support you so you have everything you need to nail your job. Not to mention our bar and waiting apprenticeship. Whatever role you begin in, you'll always find a great environment with a fun and supportive team encouraging you to learn and grow at Greene King.

Raise the bar at Greene King Careers

If you're passionate about the hospitality industry and ready to serve up some drinks, why not consider a bar and waiting job at Greene King?

This is a great jumping-off point for your career; the more you learn and grow with Greene King, the more opportunities you will unlock. We offer great progression opportunities whether you are looking to move up the ladder to management or pick up some new skills as a Greene King apprentice.

You know what they say? The time is now. So apply for our Bar jobs today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the job description of working at a bar?

So, working at a bar is all about serving up drinks, handling cash, keeping things spick and span, carding folks, and giving top-notch customer service. You might also find yourself restocking and keeping tabs on the inventory.

What is a bar support job description?

If you're in bar support, you're the wingman for the bartenders—restocking, scrubbing glasses, prepping garnishes, and making sure the bar's shipshape. It's the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the whole show running smoothly.

What does bar staff do on a resume?

On the resume, bar staff flex their customer service muscles, talk up their multitasking skills in the hustle and bustle, drop some knowledge on drink recipes, and show off their cash-handling finesse. Throw in any relevant experience, certifications, and maybe some cocktail wizardry if you've got it.

Carol Watson our consultant managing the role


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