Bartender Reform Club
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104 Pall Mall SW1Y 5EW

The Reform Club is one of the oldest, and most prestigious, Private Members’ clubs in London and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Full-Time cocktail waiter working from afternoon or evening shifts, Monday to Friday.

The Reform Club was founded in 1836, in Pall Mall, in the centre of what is often called London’s Clubland and has been operating from the original imposing and palatial clubhouse since 1841.

The Role

Primarily based in the Club's all day bar (the Hansard Bar), the bartender serves and promotes the Club's wine cellar and cocktail list in all the Club’s bar areas; the Hansard Bar, the Saloon, the Gallery and the Garden. The role holder will work as part of the wider hospitality team to deliver exceptional service to our Members and their guests. This full-time role will be required to work 5 days per week.

The bartender role comes with:

  • Up to £14 per hour (depending on experience) plus bonuses and incentives up to £1.60 per hour;
  • Sociable wokring patterns with weekends, bank holidays and the whole Christmas period off.
  • Employer Funded Health Cash Plan;
  • Generous holiday allowance increasing with length of service;
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contributions;
  • Season Ticket loan;
  • Meals on duty;
  • Free uniform and laundry thereof
  • Occupational health service.
  • Amazing training and development opportunities via extremely experienced, highly qualified managers as well as a generous budget for external and statutory training

Requirements for the role:

To succeed, you’ll need to be able to work seamlessly with a range of other departments as well as your colleagues, and communicate effectively with Members, so teamwork and a fluent level of English are key. The successful candidates will show the ability to operate at a high standard and in a fast-paced environment, delivering a friendly and professional service to our members making them feel comfortable in a relaxed and welcoming manner. The right candidates must have a good knowledge of classic cocktails and spirits and basic knowledge of wine. Passion and willingness to learn and improve him/herself are essential. This is a role that involves a lot of time on your feet so would be best suited to someone physically fit and reasonably strong. The successful candidates will also have:

  • At least 2 years experience working in a similar role.
  • Excellent communication skills and a good level of spoken and written English.
  • A positive, friendly and helpful attitude and demeanour
  • The ability and desire to provide exceptionally high levels of customer service to create exceptional experiences.
  • Excellent grooming and presentation standards.
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations
  • Previous experience in a similar position and organisation.
  • Knowledge of Food Hygiene regulations

The Coffee Room is the Club’s principal dining room serving breakfast lunch and dinner. It is so named because the clubs of the 1700s and early 1800s evolved from London’s Coffee Houses; previous meeting places of the social and business elite. There is an informal buffet service in the Strangers’ Room. This room is a copy of the dining room in the House of Commons and so called because originally it was the only room where members could entertain guests. If Members wish to host a private dinner, hold a business meeting, or throw a party, Club rooms may be hired for the purpose, including the magnificent library.

In January 2020, the Club opened a new dedicated bar (the Hansard Bar) in the Morning Room. This is a 48 cover lounge bar open all day serving a wide range of beverages including cocktails along with hot and cold bar food.

This is an exciting role for a talented individual who is looking for experience working in one of the most prestigious venues in London and is keen to be part of a committed and stable team.

In line with the requirements of the Immigration Act 2016, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply, please send an up-to-date copy of your CV via the link.

Bartender
Reform Club

Recruiter

Reform Club

Location

104 Pall Mall SW1Y 5EW

Salary

Up to £14 per hour

Job Type

Full Time

Reporting To

Restaurant & Bar Manager

Closing Date

30 November 2023

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