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Cafe-Bar Manager, Omnibus Theatre


Omnibus is an award-winning theatre housed in a converted Victorian library overlooking Clapham Common, London SW4. The building is home to a 90-seat studio theatre, café/bar and two performance and rehearsal spaces which host a diverse and high-quality programme of work.

We are recruiting for an experienced cafe-bar manager (immediate start). Our ideal candidate will have had a hands-on management role in a cafe-bar (arts centre or similar) environment for at least 2 years.

The role is a freelance position, approx. 20hours per week, working Friday - Sundays (with the hope of becoming full time if the demand is there).

Key responsibilities

  • Welcoming and serving customers (excellent customer service and communication skills)
  • Stock control and cost management including stock take
  • Barista
  • Opening and closing procedures of the cafe bar
  • Ensure all public spaces are presentable
  • Train staff in making coffees, service requirements, operational procedures etc.
  • Responsible for bar equipment maintenance
  • Being able to work independently, self-motivated
  • Be part of the duty manager team.
  • Ensure menus are up-to-date and correct
  • Initiate and develop on-going relationships with guests to create a strong guest database
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic working environment to current legislative H&S levels
  • Operating the tills (izettle) and reporting
  • Coordinate bar table allocation and service management within café bar and outside area

Please apply by submitting your CV and a short cover letter to detailing your suitability and experience. Omnibus reserves the right to interview candidates throughout the recruitment period.

We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from everyone. 

This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required and does not form part of the contract of employment. It is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and therefore does not preclude change or development that will inevitably be required in the future

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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