Teapot shots in Twisters' beer garden
Teapot shots in Twisters' beer garden

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Bar Manager

£26,000 – £28,000 /year

We are looking for an experienced Bar Manager ready for a new challenge and to oversee Twisters and V Bar in Colchester.

Twisters Bar is regarded one of the best alternative night spot in the town. The DJs fuse great music from indie, rock and punk to classic soul, funk and more. We have our extensive range of classic cocktails, teapots to share and a cool range of canned craft beers.

V Bar is one of Colchester’s top nightlife spots. Purveyors of the unique with a stunning array of exclusive cocktails, beers and quirky infusions and an awesome line up of DJ-led events and theme nights.

Our Bar Manager will be passionate about forging a strong presence in the local nighttime economy. They will build and develop two teams with a love of crafting unique cocktails, serving first-rate beers and delivering excellent customer service. It is a very hands-on role and the manager will be working in the venues with the team’s leading by example.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Achieve strong gross profit margins through valuable training and ongoing staff management
  • Ensure revenue growth by running exciting venues and working closely with our full-time promotions team
  • Maintain labour costs by creating affective schedules
  • Support and work with the management team for the purpose of improving the running of the venues and upkeep of the buildings
  • Adhere to all principles of health and safety, compliance and licensing
  • Recruiting, training and developing staff members
  • Conduct performance reviews and one to ones with team members
  • Liaising with suppliers and contractors
  • Daily accounting duties

What we are looking for:

  • Bar Management minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Positive personality who can build an instant rapport with customers and team members
  • Be at the forefront of staff motivation and morale

As part of the Management Team you will be expected to work five out of seven days, the hours will be mainly evenings and weekends and it will be in a fast-paced environment.

In return we can offer you a competitive management package with a bonus scheme and a 25% discount for yourself in all our venues.

To apply for this position, email your CV and cover letter to [email protected].