Pub and bar manager recruitment agencies will typically deliver hospitality management candidates for the senior vacancies of licensed establishments. A pub manager will oversee all aspects of running a bar / licensed premises and will be responsible for ensuring that customers receive an efficient and friendly service.
Including ordering stock, monitoring accounts and supervising bar assistants, bar and pub manager jobs encompass a range of duties and candidates are expected to be dynamic and adept multitaskers. The bar sector is considered a lively environment and pub managers are required to be flexible and adaptable as they work unsociable hours whilst encountering an array of different personalities.
There are no high academic barriers to entry for a pub manager job, however GCSEs and some exposure to a bar or kitchen environment will prove to be useful. All candidates will need to demonstrate knowledge of health & safety, whilst a National Certificate for Personal License Holders will also be expected. Pub chain graduate schemes offer another viable route into the role, however many establishments will prefer to promote existing bar staff to a bar manager or pub manager position.
Pub managers can expect a basic salary of between £20K and £30K, however this is dependent on the size of the establishment, location and any profit determined bonuses. They may also be entitled to free accommodation depending on the nature of the premises.
Bar and catering recruitment agencies will supply pub managers, bar managers and bar assistants to local or UK wide licensed premises. As well as being recruited for permanent roles, suitable candidates are in high demand for temporary or seasonal placements.