Bar Managers will keep their bar running smoothly, they will be responsible for managing and handling staff rotas to ensure that they have the right amount of staff at busy times, they will ensure that the stock levels are maintained and will generally handle the day-to-day operations. Other responsibilities will include recruiting new staff, training, keeping up to date with licensing legislation, ensuing beer and wine are kept in good condition, enforcing health and safety rules and dealing with difficult customers.
The hours are likely to be unsociable, long and irregular including weekends.
The best bar managers have an outgoing personality and are hands on. Experience will be important, if you've worked your way up from bar tender and have good customer service skills you will be a great candidate for the role.
The only formal qualification that you may need is a Personal Licence to sell alcohol
Some of the larger chains have graduate schemes which would require a degree or HND in a subject such as business, marketing, management, hospitality management, or hotel and catering or they may have a management training programme.
- Excellent communication skills
- Patience and tolerance
- Ability to inspire and motivate others
- Good team leader
- Organisation skills
- IT skills
£16,000 to £28,000