Bar Manager
at Edwardian Hotels London - Careers Site

Date Posted: 12/03/2019

Job Description



Corporate/The May Fair/ 10262_25622_RFT_B02


At the heart of Edwardian Hotels London is a simple founding belief, that from back of house to the boardroom we are all Hosts. Everyone is encouraged to express their individuality and initiative, and to bring their passion to work. (We may wear uniforms, but we don’t believe in uniformity.)

Everything we do is driven by a desire to exceed our guests’, clients and partners expectations. To surprise and delight. To make the time our guests choose to spend with us genuinely exceptional. So that even the shortest stay with us, will last long in their memory. Everyone who works here does this every day across our portfolio of brands, in highly prestigious locations in London and beyond.

For 40 years Edwardian Hotels  London has built upon this ambition, and as a family owned company we’re proud of the freedom our independence gives us to grow our business on a relentless and memorable curve – upwards.

With an enviable collection of luxurious distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities, EHL's vision is unique: To Be Memory Makers.

Being a Memory Maker as a Bar Manager

In this role, you will become part of the Edwardian family and work within Food and Beverage in The May Fair

To manage the operation of bar/lounge by developing and implementing strategies and services which meet the needs of owners, employees and guests

Key Requirements


  • Understands the strategic positioning of the hotel and company within the competitive market
  • Understands the tools of financial management, and uses them to predict and affect the hotels position
  • IT applications: Micros, Opera, Quadranet, My Hr World
  • Local area knowledge, including local competition in the market segment
  • Has food and beverage product knowledge, and an awareness of menus and pricing guidelines
  • Has a good command of the English language
  • Knowledge of Radisson Blu Edwardian systems and procedures
  • Is able to confidently communicate and establish rapport
  • Is able to improve the decision process making by clarifying and setting goals, sharing perspectives on reality, identifying options and creating consensus on a way forward.
  • Has the ability to relate to, communicate with, and motivate employees to sustain high performance and quality levels.
  • Is an advocate for positive change and improvement within the organization by identifying and communicating the compelling need for change and improvements.
  • Can develop and guide others in professional growth and performance enhancement through assuring clarity of goals, employing reflective listening skills, and facilitating the generation of options and action planning.
  • Can assign tasks using such techniques as needs analysis, individual skills assessment, objective setting and communication.
  • Has the ability to manage to and achieve budget goals by analyzing historical data and forecasting costs and revenues
  • Uses results-oriented writing techniques and strategies for correspondence (e.g. memos, letters, reports, emails, proposals, etc.) with correct grammar and punctuation.
  • Is able to analyses and controls costs, in order to maintain positive cash flow and to maximize profitability
  • Ensures effective communication and synergy between bar/lounge team and other hotel departments
  • Creates 100% guest satisfaction by providing the company experience through performance that demonstrates the standards of, genuine hospitality and exceeding guest expectations
  • Gives personal attention, takes personal responsibility and uses teamwork when providing guest service
  • Listens, apologizes with empathy, finds a solution and follows through when resolving guest problems
  • Provides Yes I Can genuine hospitality and teamwork on an ongoing basis
  • Assumes the responsibility to notice when the guest is not satisfied and uses their best judgment as to when it is appropriate to use the 100% Guest Satisfaction
  • Develops and implements plans to achieve revenue and profit goals
  • Carries out company cash handling and control procedures
  • Manages the stock rotation and time sheets/rotas
  • Works in accordance to the standards set in the F and B standards manual
  • Participates in the development of the marketing plan for the bar/lounge by keeping current on competitors on a regular basis
  • Provides employees with current up-to-date information on drink specials and menu items
  • Increases sales by coaching employees on effective sales techniques
  • Maximizes productivity by using forecasting techniques to adjust scheduling
  • Training of staff in all aspects of bar tending including cocktails, cash handling, Micros and recording it. Leading by example
  • Coordinates the set up of lounge area and service in accordance with Radisson Blu Edwardian Gap and F and B Standards
  • Manages the food and beverage service provided in the department
  • Inspects lounge area on an on-going basis and takes appropriate steps to ensure facilities meet or exceeds the hotel's standards at all times
  • Leads monthly staff meetings
  • Develops and implements strategies and practices which support employee engagement
  • Understands and complies with licensing laws
  • Ensures that bar is kept scrupulously clean, and is cleared down at the end of each session
  • 90 day induction carried out as per company policy and properly recorded
  • Recruits and selects qualified candidates
  • Provides employees with the orientation and training needed to understand expectations and perform job responsibilities
  • Communicates performance expectations and provides employees with on-going feedback
  • Communicates and reinforces the vision for Making People Feel Special service to employees
  • Uses teamwork to support guests and employees
  • Seeks opportunities to improve the customer experience by seeking customer feedback, reviewing management reports and guest comments in order to improve department and hotel services
  • Personal focus on evening operation to deliver required revenue and excellent service and production of sales report to show the effectiveness of promotions
  • To ensure the bar is constantly promoted internally and externally
  • Provides employees with the tools, training and environment they need to deliver Yes I Can service and teamwork
  • Be aware of all health and safety regulations regarding department and Hotel
  • Attend all training sessions as required
  • Adhere to all emergency procedures, e.g. fire, and bomb
  • Performs other duties required to provide the service brand behavior and genuine hospitality

 We Believe In Developing and Delighting Our Hosts So You Will Receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Complimentary 2 night stay in a luxury Edwardian Hotel of your choice (after two years service)
  • Preferential accommodation rates for all Edwardian Hotels for Hosts, friends and family
  • Discounts on food and beverage up to 30% in all Edwardian restaurants and bars
  • Discounts on Spas and beauty treatments
  • Hot meals and salad bar, teas, coffees and juices provided each day
  • Uniforms provided per role requirement

All Hosts must have valid permission to live and work in the United Kingdom. Verification of documentation will be undertaken as part of the recruitment process.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Welcome to Edwardian Hotels London.

Edwardian Hotels London is a collection of luxury hotels in central London, Heathrow, and Manchester. Our hotels provide luxury without pretension. Individually designed rooms, the latest technology, new meeting spaces, chic restaurants and bars and service that focuses on every detail of your stay, so that you do not have to.

With an enviable collection of distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities, Edwardian Hotel's vision is unique: To Be Memory Makers.