South Lodge Hotel seeks head bartender


The Lounge at South Lodge Hotel

South Lodge, an exclusive hotel in Lower Beeding near Horsham in West Sussex, is looking for an exceptional Head Bartender to join and lead its talented bar team.

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to showcase their skills whilst developing this classic hotel bar into a truly ‘destination’. A successful applicant would work closely to the Bar, Lounge and Terrace Manager to drive standards and ensure that we continue to justify our position as one of the leading luxury hotels in the South East.

Role Responsibility

The Head Bartender will be responsible for…
• Overseeing the hotel bar and all its day to day operations
• Innovative menu development including barware and POS
• Providing outstanding and professional customer service at all times
• Supervising bar team members
• Ambassadorial role – entering cocktail competitions and promoting the hotel
• Serving all drinks as required by our guests
• Ensuring the bar is ready for service on time, maintained clean and tidy throughout service and then cleared down at the end of service to the required standards
• Up selling and making recommendations to guests
• Stock management and ordering
• Working with other HODs on any bar promotional activities
• Managing day to day employee relation issues
• Assisting with recruitment of new team members
• Complying to UK Liquor Licensing laws
• Complying to Health & Safety and Food Hygiene regulations
• Cash handling

The Ideal Candidate
Our successful Head Bartender will have;
• Previous experience in a similar role and establishment
• Strong knowledge of cocktails and current bar trends
• A good knowledge of beers, wines and spirits
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Excellent command of the English language
• Passion for hospitality
• Excellent sales and upselling ability
• A keen eye for detail
• Excellent organisational and communication skills along with the ability to lead and develop a team

Package Description
Hospitality is all about people and Exclusive Hotels and Venues are committed to ensuring our people are happy and well rewarded so that in turn, they pass the positivity onto our guests. As well as excellent training, development and progression opportunities, other benefits for successful candidates include;
• Competitive salary
• Uniform
• Complimentary meals whilst on duty
• Complimentary car parking
• Discounted room nights across all Exclusive Hotels and Venues
• Discounts on food and beverage across all Exclusive properties

About the Company
Exclusive Hotels and Venues is a family-owned collection of six individual and characterful country house hotels and venues situated across the south of England. Offering every imaginable leisure, wedding, meeting and training requirement and more they are all situated in beautiful locations, surrounded by acres of stunning countryside and gardens.
Each has unique facilities including an award-winning spa, championship golf courses, state of the art conference facilities, Michelin starred restaurants, the finest fishing and shooting plus falconry, tennis, croquet and archery.

Apply to Michael.Baxter@exclusive.co.uk or Chris.Tod@exclusive.co.uk

South Lodge Hotel bar

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