CURRENT VACANCIES


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GENERAL MANAGER

tba, city of london

Up to £55,000 per annum. Bonus scheme and live in available.

Urban Pubs and Bars is looking for a superstar General Manager to drive their biggest investment to date - a large city site set over two floors, opening in November 2018.

With a strong focus on cocktails and food, this new opening will offer the right candidate the opportunity to show off their operational skills, with plenty of support from our experienced head office Ops team.

The successful GM will be operationally astute and able to lead a large team and sales manager. This is a multi-faceted business with bars, dining areas and private dining spaces so you will need to be adept at dealing with corporate clients, local city workers as well as visitors to nearby tourist attractions.

You'll embrace the autonomy of running the business as if it's your own, and offer unique ideas to drive your team to success. We're looking for someone who lives and breathes food and drink, with a genuine passion for exceptional customer service and a proactive approach to team management. Someone who will develop their team, and ensure they have the knowledge needed to meet our standards and delight our customers.

We will offer ongoing development to support the right candidate as you grow and succeed in our rapidly expanding independent group.

What we're looking for:

· Experience in a GM role in a large scale operation

· Experience building and running a large team

· Great people skills, genuine charisma and a passion for all things food and drink

. Excellent service standards and organisational skills

. Previous openings experience a bonus

GM responsibilities:

· Leading our team of front and back of house staff

· Delivering outstanding service, food and drink to our customers

· Training, motivating and developing fellow team members

· Maintaining our super-high standards to achieve excellent food safety results

· Smashing sales targets and driving the development of the business

What we're offering:

· The opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding independent group where your opinions matter

· An experienced and dynamic operations team with a proven track record in the London pub scene

· An attractive base salary and a fun working environment

· 50% discount on all meals

· A structured induction and the opportunity for ongoing training

If this sounds up your street, we'd love to hear from you. Send your CV and a bit about yourself to Lucas Owen: lucas@urbanpubsandbars.com


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Assistant Manager

THE ROYAL OAK - HARLESDEN

Salary - £25,000-£28,000 per annum. Live-in available

Urban Pubs & Bars is looking for an energetic and committed Assistant Manager to join the team at The Royal Oak in Harlesden.

The Royal Oak is a beautiful Victorian pub split over two floors with a beer garden and stunning first floor private hire space and terrace. With something for everyone, our focus is on being the heart of the local community - delivering amazing food and an exciting drinks range. We're also proud to be the best live sports venue in the area.

We're looking for an AM to support our GM in all aspects of the business. The right candidate will be passionate about food and drink, and a true 'people person'; someone who loves delivering amazing customer service and relishes the opportunity to drive a business at the very heart of a community. 

You'll be social media savvy, with the creativity and marketing skills to evolve both our food and drink offer, and the venue's huge private hire potential. 


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR...

  • Passion about food and drinks

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Social media savvy

  • Awareness of the financial side of the industry

  • Someone who knows how to get things done!

  • Somebody who knows how to work hard and have fun at the same time

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE...

  • Leading the front and back of house teams

  • Delivering outstanding service, food and drink to our customers

  • Training, motivating and developing team members

  • Helping to drive sales and develop the business

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING...

The opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding independent group where your opinions matter.
An experienced and dynamic operations team with a proven track record in the London scene.
An attractive base salary and a fun working environment.
50% discount on meals, 33% off drinks,  and a staff meal on double-shifts
An induction and the opportunity for ongoing training.

If this sounds up your street, we'd love to hear from you. Send your CV and a bit about yourself to Lucas: lucas@urbanpubsandbars.com


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SENIOR GENERAL MANAGER

bat & ball - stratford

Salary - up to £60,000 per annum, plus bonus scheme

Experienced and highly skilled Senior General Manager required for this huge 850-capacity venue in East London. 

Bat & Ball is a multi-faceted venue set over two floors. No day is ever the same at this enormous venue which offers a private events room, 10 table tennis tables, two huge bars set over two floors, a deli counter and food court area, 20 4G screens showing all live sports, DJs three nights a week, and all of this set within one of the busiest shopping centres in Europe!

This venue is off the scale – 12,000sq ft – with so many different moving parts, a turnover in excess of £4 million pa and a team of over 50 staff, this is a hugely challenging role for an experienced operator. We will only consider applicants for this Senior General Manager position who have operated high turnover businesses (£2M+) and managed large teams (35+).

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of marketing businesses and possess a disciplined approach to delivering major events as well as day to day operations.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial Senior General Manager who has the capabilities to maximise revenue from the multitude of income streams throughout the venue. They will be expected to lead from the front, be hands-on and work closely with the Events team, Head Chef, Bar Managers and Head Office, as well as liaise with clients such as Westfield and other external agencies to maximise sales. 

This is a great opportunity to enter the fold of one of London's fastest growing companies. The opportunity to grow and develop with the company is clearly there for a Senior General Manager who has greater ambitions to move into Ops. 

You will be given plenty of autonomy to grow the business and develop the concept. Urban Pubs and Bars will be looking to grow the Bat & Ball brand and expand to other parts of the country, so this is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to grow their role within the brand.

If you are up for this extremely exciting challenge as Senior General Manager and see yourself growing with a very exciting start-up brand then send us a CV and get on board for what promises to be an exciting journey: malc@urbanpubsandbars.com 


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ASSISTANT MANAGER

PUNCH TAVERN - FLEET STREET

Salary - £27,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Urban Pubs & Bars is looking for a confident, dynamic Assistant Manager to join the team at the iconic Punch Tavern.

Located in the heart of Fleet Street, Punch is an independent gastropub with a rich heritage as a 19th century Gin Palace. With a focus on serving quality seasonal food and drink from the best suppliers and producers, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and creating truly memorable experiences. 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR...

  • Experience in a similar size operation, running a large team

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about food and drink (strong craft beer and wine knowledge desirable)

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Experience of achieving KPIs and understanding P&L

  • A positive 'Yes!' kind of person

  • A fun, team player AND hard worker


AM RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE...

  • Leading our team of front and back of house staff

  • Delivering outstanding service, food and drink to our customers

  • Training, motivating and developing fellow team members

  • Maintaining our super-high standards to achieve excellent food safety results

  • Smashing sales targets and contributing to the development of the business

WHAT WE ARE OFFERING...

  • The opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding independent pub group where your opinions matter.

  • An experienced and dynamic operations team with a proven track record in the London pub scene.

  • An attractive base salary and a fun working environment.

  • 50% discount on all meals.

  • A structured induction and the opportunity for ongoing training.

If this sounds up your street, we'd love to hear from you. Send your CV and a bit about yourself to Ryan Torrie: ryan@urbanpubsandbars.com 


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SOUS CHEF

THE WHippet - kensal rise

Salary - £27,000 per annum. Live-in available

Urban Pubs & Bars is looking for a superstar Sous Chef to join the team at The Whippet Inn, NW10.

A foodie favourite in the heart of the Kensal Rise community, The Whippet is an independent local bar and bistro with a focus on delivering quality seasonal food and drink from the best suppliers and producers, and creating truly memorable customer experiences. 

We're looking for a creative, experienced Sous Chef; someone who is passionate about fresh seasonal produce, has a track record of delivering exceptional food in a busy kitchen environment, and is able to assist our Head Chef in leading the brigade.

We're looking for someone who ticks these boxes...

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about food

  • Driven to deliver high standards every shift

  • A team player AND hard worker

  • Confident in a Sous Chef role

What we're offering...

  • The opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding independent pub/restaurant group where your opinions matter.

  • An attractive base salary and a fun working environment.

  • 50% discount on all meals.

  • A structured induction and the opportunity for ongoing training.

If this sounds up your street, we'd love to hear from you. Send your CV and a bit about yourself to David O'Callaghan: contact@thewhippetinn.com 


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HEAD CHEF

THE WHippet - kensal rise

Salary - up to £36,000 per annum

Urban Pubs & Bars is looking for an experienced Head Chef to take the reins at The Whippet Inn, NW10.

A foodie favourite in the heart of the Kensal Rise community, The Whippet is an independent local bar and bistro with a focus on delivering quality seasonal food and drink from the best suppliers and producers, and creating truly memorable customer experiences. 

We're looking for an aspirational Head Chef with the drive, passion, knowledge and flair to steer the venue's food offer forward and take ownership of its creative direction. Someone who excels in team management, thrives off the pressure of a busy kitchen and understands the importance of exceeding customer expectations, each and every service. 
 

What we're looking for:

  • An experienced and confident leader. You'll be managing a close knit team, so need to be efficient, organised, and most of all inspiring!

  • A food aficionado. Someone as passionate about great food as we are, with exceptional knowledge of producing quality, creative restaurant food to high standards using the best seasonal ingredients.

  • Proficient in all aspects of kitchen management, including administration, stock control and supplier liaison.

  • A winner! We want a Head Chef who leads from the front, develops their team and is motivated and passionate about this brilliant industry.

What we're offering:

  • The opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding independent pub group where your opinions matter.

  • An experienced and dynamic operations team with a proven track record in the London pub scene.

  • An attractive base salary and a fun working environment.

  • 50% discount on all meals.

  • A structured induction and the opportunity for ongoing training.

So if you want to join our team on this exciting journey then we'd love to hear from you! Send your CV and a bit about yourself to Nick Rochford: chef@urbanpubsandbars.com


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Assistant Manager

NEIGHBOUR - KENTISH TOWN

Salary - £27,000-32,000 per annum dependent on experience

Urban Pubs & Bars is looking for a fun, social media-savvy Assistant Manager to join the team at Neighbour, NW5.  

Located in one of Kentish Town's most sought after spots, Neighbour is a lively independent bar and kitchen that's all about banging burgers, craft beer, killer cocktails and good times. Downstairs our basement bar Jukes is the perfect space for private hire and late night partying.

We're looking for an AM to support our GM in all aspects of the business. The right person will be a foodie fanatic and booze connoisseur, with a passion for amazing customer service. Someone dynamic with the creativity, ideas and marketing skills to drive both our food and drink offer, and the venue's private hire potential. 

You'll be at the heart of the business, bringing the vibes to each and every service and building our team front and back of house.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR...

  • Passion about food and drinks

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Social media savvy

  • Awareness of the financial side of the industry

  • Someone who knows how to get things done!

  • Somebody who knows how to work hard and have fun at the same time

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE...

  • Leading the front and back of house teams

  • Delivering outstanding service, food and drink to our customers

  • Training, motivating and developing team members

  • Helping to drive sales and develop the business

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING...

The opportunity to work in a rapidly expanding independent group where your opinions matter.
An experienced and dynamic operations team with a proven track record in the London scene.
An attractive base salary and a fun working environment.
50% discount on meals, 33% off drinks,  and a staff meal on double-shifts
An induction and the opportunity for ongoing training.

If this sounds up your street, we'd love to hear from you. Send your CV and a bit about yourself to Lucas: lucas@urbanpubsandbars.com