Meetings & Events Operations Head Bartender
at Edwardian Hotels London - Careers Site

Date Posted: 13/08/2019

Job Description



Corporate/Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester/ 11055_26437_RFT_F02


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 Meetings & Events Operations Head Bartender

In this role, you will become part of the Edwardian family and work within Meetings & Events Operations in Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

Essential Functions

  • Customer satisfaction is our key focus as hosts, our aim is to surprise and delight all our guests, by seamlessly providing an experience which exceeds their expectations. Anticipating guest needs and understanding the importance of delivering to each guest personalized service beyond their expectations. We are the memory makers, it begins with opening our doors on arrival greeting guest by name with a genuine smile in a friendly professional manor and provide a delightful experience that our guests cherish. It's my job to ensure from your welcome to your departure you have memorable stay, feel relaxed, you are in our home, therefore my special guest.
  • To report directly to the M and E Operations Manager and adhere to and follow the service excellence standards at all times. The Head Barman/Barwoman co-organises and orchestrates the opening, operation and closing of bars. Delivering a great service experience that makes people feel special, a key to this role.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general guidance and supervision of the M and E Operations Manager, ensure you have a full understanding of the service excellence standard and deliver a guest experience that is unique. The Head Barman/Barwoman will be expected to take joint responsibility of their event/s and coordinate the rest of the bar team in order to fulfil all aspects of the function as outlined in the function sheet.

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully to guests on all levels.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully to all members of staff.
  • Multi task and prioritise your work.
  • Check that the event spaces are set as per the corresponding function sheet and clients instructions.
  • Assist the Event Manager to deliver a successful function, taking ownership and responsibility for all bar functions, in line with the requests outlined on the function sheet.
  • Understand and anticipate guests needs.
  • Preserve a remarkable guest experience
  • Enforcing the correct etiquette and body language, as per Service Excellence standards.
  • Constantly enforcing service standards.
  • Explain and understand the function sheet details effectively.
  • Take orders or updates to the function sheet correctly and communicate them to the relevant personnel and in accordance with Service Excellence standards.
  • Understand timing of service and order F and B items accordingly
  • Serve beverages confidently and comfortably and to Service Excellence specifications
  • Have full knowledge of the drinks menu and an understanding of the food offering.
  • Have full knowledge of the bar and wine products.
  • To meet and greet each and every guest.
  • To ensure company's procedures and Service Excellence standards are maintained in order to ensure consistent delivery of service.
  • Thank each and every guest, when leaving the event.
  • To check and maintain correct staffing levels in the bar as required during the function and efficiently utilize the resources allocated to the event.
  • Involvement of the progression of new staff as well as mentoring during their probation period.
  • Supervise, evaluate and coach junior staff members and continuously implement training plans.
  • Give personal attention, take personal responsibility and use teamwork to provide an excellent guest experience.
  • Deliver unsupervised service standards in accordance with the Service Excellence standards
  • To adhere to the brand grooming standards in accordance with the Service Excellence guidelines and to remain within such standards for the entirety of a working shift.
  • Clears bar tables, cleans food and beverage areas in and around the bar post event and prepares equipment and mis en place on an ongoing basis, in accordance to the Service Excellence standards.
  • Assume responsibility to gather information about each guest in order to update client database, and use details to ensure a truly personal service.
  • Handles cash payments and float in accordance with company standards.
  • Carry and handle equipment as per service standards and H and S guidelines.
  • Listen to and deal with complaints and provide immediate service recovery, where possible, or report it to the event manager.
  • Supporting, recognising, encouraging and bringing out the best qualities in your co workers
  • Leading by example
  • Checking to see all duties have been completed prior to letting staff depart the building
  • Ensure all glassware, and bar equipment is correctly handled and stored

Key Requirements


The Requirements

  • More than one year previous bar experience.
  • Excellent M&E spaces awareness and understanding of set ups
  • Confident ability to communicate and establish rapport
  • Smart, enthusiastic and polite.
  • Excellent up selling skills
  • Extensive knowledge of spirits and wines
  • High level of classic cocktail knowledge
  • Has a good command of the English language

 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.