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Junior Chef/Kitchen Assistant

Company: The Book Club
Location: London United Kingdom
Contract: Full time

The Book Club
Job Title: Junior Chef/Kitchen Assistant
Location: London
Salary: £8 – 8.5/hr
Full/Part time: Full-Time flexible
Length of employment: Permanent

About the company and who we are looking for to join our team

The Book Club is a venue in the Mothership Group which owns and also operates The Queen of Hoxton, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in London and Patterns in Brighton. The group has over 110 employees. We pride ourselves on running innovative events for our customers which number over 1000 per year. The business plans growth in the coming years. The company has a passionate Board, with a record of success in the hospitality and event sector. We are seeking a like-minded experienced General Manager to lead the team at biggest and busiest site the Queen of Hoxton. We are seeking a like-minded Junior Chef/Kitchen Assistant to join our expanding kitchen team at The Book Club.

The Role, Key Responsibilities & Experience

To assist the Lead Chef on duty with all food preparation across multiple sites and provide food service of outstanding quality. You will have excellent communication skills and previous experience working in a busy kitchen is also essential.
The venue opens for service at 9am and finishes at 10pm, you will be working across two of our sites in the Shoreditch area with two very different menus. We need someone who is hard working and reliable and an excellent time keeper and in return you can expect a fun busy creative environment with on the job training from our experienced Group Head Chef
You do not need catering qualifications, but commercial kitchen experience would be a distinct advantage, however a willingness to learn the trade will win the day.
For more information or to apply please email your CV to Rob McMillan, Group Head Chef -

General Manager

Company: Queen of Hoxton
Location: London United Kingdom
Contract: Full time

Starting Salary: £40K + (experience dependent) plus disc KPI Bonuses up to £10K
Full/Part time: Full-Time
Length of employment: Permanent
Start Date: May 2018
Closing date: 30th April 2018

About the company and who we are looking for to join our team

The Queen of Hoxton is a venue in the Mothership Group which owns and operates the Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen in London and Patterns in Brighton. The group has over 110 employees. We pride ourselves on running innovative events for our customers which number over 1000 per year. The business plans growth in the coming years. The company has a passionate Board, with a record of success in the hospitality and event sector. We are seeking a like-minded experienced General Manager to lead the team at biggest and busiest site the Queen of Hoxton.

The Role, Key Responsibilities & Experience

An experienced General Manager is required to join our team of lively creative talent. You need to be a strong leader, keep cool under pressure and be confident in your decision-making processes. You’ll be heading up a large team so exceptional people skills and diplomacy are a must. You should have the natural ability to motivate and engage a team, implement operating systems and deliver consistency of service whilst managing all compliancy procedures. You will need to multi task between food service, people management, financials and strategy, whilst working with the Creative Team to create an experience our customers will never forget. We are looking for a Front of House General Manager, with a creative flair and a solid understanding of the events business and the financial aspects of operating a busy venue. This is an exciting and varied role for an energetic individual.

The Queen of Hoxton is a three-floored bar and event venue including a famous 250-capacity rooftop. We expect the ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience as a General Manager in a similar sized business, with experience in managing budgets and P & L performance. You will be accountable for the training and development of your team, so experience in this area is highly desirable. You will be a creative, sociable individual with unrivalled positivity and bags of energy. Passion and enthusiasm for exceptional service and all things event related are essential.


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Company: East London Liquor Company
Location: London United Kingdom
Contract: Full time

East London Liquor Company are looking for a new bartender to join our ever-growing team ahead of busy summer months. We are looking for someone with a huge creative drive, and a very service minded approach - on both sides of the bar. The successful applicant will not only work behind the bar but also in our restaurant, on the floor and occasionally in our bottle shops. We are looking for someone who is confident in their knowledge but willing to constantly learn new things and someone who is imaginative, organised and who takes initiative both behind the bar and within the venue as a whole. We recognise that it takes a lot of effort to make service look effortless, and we are seeking someone who understands that and is ready to take on the challenge as part of our family. Most importantly, the successful applicant will be able to communicate our brand and bar ethos to customers, whether they are on shift here, in our shop, or visiting other venues.

We are a London Living Wage employer with a range of benefits available, including gym membership and a bottle allowance. There is the opportunity to grow within the company, with promotions and responsibility being constantly available to those who prove themselves.

Located in the heart of the Capital’s old spirits industry, East London Liquor Company is an independent British distillery producing exceptional and innovative spirits. We found our home in a disused industrial space and re-purposed the venue to create a custom-built distillery that produced and import a range of spirits.

In addition to producing award-winning spirits, East London Liquor Company is also a destination bar, shop and restaurant. With tall ceilings, stripped back walls, reclaimed wooden tables and shimmering copper stills behind the bar’s glass wall, guests can enjoy a creative cocktail list featuring both ELLC spirits and a selection of quality ingredients from around the world.

Please send a CV with a short cover letter to Jasmine at

Hierbas de las Dunas Brand Manager Amsterdam region

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Company: Hierbas de las Dunas
Location: Amsterdam Netherlands
Contract: Full time

Brand Manager
Als Brand Manager ben je medeverantwoordelijk voor de marketing- en salesstrategie van Hierbas de las Dunas. De functie heeft een strategisch, adviserend en een uitvoerend karakter. Een veelzijdige functie waarbij je, samen met een klein team werkt aan optimale sales van onze exclusieve duinlikeur. Hierbij zal je veel in contact staan met leads, huidige klanten, verdelers en het merk representeren op evenementen, beurzen en afspraken. Hierbas de las Dunas is jong en dynamisch bedrijf. Dit brengt een vrije werksfeer met zich mee waarbinnen kansen en uitdagingen op je eigen manier aangegrepen kunnen worden. Hierbinnen ben je vrij om je eigen deadlines te bepalen en je eigen klantennetwerk op te bouwen. Binnen het bedrijf hangt een informele bedrijfscultuur en een directe communicatiestructuur, waardoor iedereen dicht bij elkaar staat en iedereen met elkaar in contact staat. Hierdoor ontstaat er een fijne en gezellige werksfeer. Werkgebied betreft Nederland en België. Dit alles bij een leuk en jong bedrijf! Ben jij op korte termijn beschikbaar en heb jij zin in een leuke fulltime functie? Lees dan snel verder!
Wij zoeken een gepassioneerde, vasthoudende en zelfstandig persoon die wil meewerken aan het opzetten van een sterk internationaal imago en merk van een exclusief duinlikeur. Als brand manager ben je communicatief sterk, creatief en gestructureerd. Je bent bovendien in staat om anderen te motiveren, inspireren en te overtuigen. Je hebt een proactieve instelling en je komt het beste tot je recht in een dynamische omgeving. Als brand manager ben je verantwoordelijk voor het opbouwen en versterken van het beeld van onze exclusieve duinlikeur. Je staat achter het merk en weet je verhaal te vertellen en het juiste beeld uit te stralen. Daarnaast ben je sociaal sterk en kun je goed in een team werken.

Taken en verantwoordelijkheden
• Opzetten, uitvoeren en controleren van de communicatieplannen
• Verantwoordelijk voor de actieve sales
• Je bent medeverantwoordelijk voor het bedenken en uitwerken van marketingacties en communicatiemiddelen tot en met de realisatie, productie, distributie en evaluatie ervan
• Het uitvoeren en coördineren van PR activiteiten, o.a. het contact onderhouden met pers en vakmedia, het schrijven en redigeren van persberichten en het organiseren en van events
• Schrijven van promotionele en informatieve teksten
• Presentatie op de locaties op beurzen en bij evenementen
• Organiseren van diverse salesevents voor de B2B market
• Informatie versturen naar potentiele doelgroepen
• Actief benaderen van potentiele afnemers
• After Sales (nabestellingen etc.)
• Bezoeken van afnemers/verdelers

Vereisten voor de functie
• Zelfstandig
• Enthousiast
• Ondernemend
• Inspirerend
• Creatief
• Representatief
• Integer
• Stressbestendig

Opleiding en werkervaring
• Relevante Mbo en/of Hbo opleiding
• Werkervaring op sales/communicatie gebied in de profitsector
• Creativiteit m.b.t. promotionele acties en PR
• Communicatieve vaardigheden
• Affiniteit met de hospitality branche
Overige vereisten
• Uitstekende beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal
• Je bent fulltime (40 uur) beschikbaar en je hebt geen 9 tot 17 mentaliteit
• In het bezit zijn van rijbewijs B

Ben jij de perfecte kandidaat en voldoe je aan de vereiste en wil je graag deel uitmaken van ons team om een exclusief duinlikeur op te bouwen en te laten groeien?
Stuur dan nu je CV op naar Tim van der Krogt –
Wij nemen zo snel mogelijk contact met je op.

Retail Assistant Manager

Company: The Whisky Exchange
Location: Great Portland Street, London United Kingdom
Contract: Full time

Overall Objective of Role
Do you have an interest in the drinks trade? Are you keen to develop your knowledge and expertise in a booming industry? Whether your tipple of choice is wine, spirits or real ale, The Whisky Exchange covers it all. We are a multiple award-winning drinks retailer with an outstanding reputation for range, quality, and able to deliver outstanding customer journeys.

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new retail store situated on Great Portland Street. This is hugely exciting opportunity to join a highly competent team in an ambitious, growing company.

As an Assistant Manager your primary role is to support the Store Manager in all administrative tasks relating to the shop operations, including weekly banking requirements, stock management, setting sales targets, liaising with brands owners/suppliers, and overseeing the training and development of the retail sales team. The ideal candidate is a first-class communicator with a passion for drinks and an eagerness to learn.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Operations/Floor Management
• Opening and closing the premises
• End of day procedures and ensuring accurate cash management
• Weekly banking management and sales performance reports
• Organising corporate and private tasting events, and anticipating potential requirements
• Customer service, sales and shop floor activities as required to maintain exceptional standards
• Ensuring all health and safety requirements are met and making corrections where necessary

Team Management
• Prepare and distribute weekly/monthly tasks and DLC to other sales advisors
• Monitor and motivate other sales advisors to work towards store targets
o Maximising shopper engagement
o Maintaining exceptional customer service standards
• Assisting with product knowledge development of other team members
• Regular staff appraisals and performance reviews
• Arranging product training sessions with suppliers
Stock and Merchandising
• Placing orders, ranging and tracking sales
• Assist with back office operations including stock management, pricing and offers on Defacto
• Ensure that retail and stock room spaces are maintained to professional standard
• Monitoring, replacing and updating visual merchandising displays
Product Knowledge and Personal Development
• Continual development of product awareness and understanding for new and existing ranges
• Liaising with brand representatives as required
• Supporting a culture of continuous improvement

Candidate Experience

Key skills and knowledge

• Previous management experience.
• Passion for spirits, and the drinks industry in general.
• Excellent communication and ability to manage a small, dynamic team
• Strong sales track record and able to transfer skills to the drinks sector
• Natural problem solver
• Effective communication skills and ability to enthuse and motivate others.
• Ability to effectively prioritise and delegate tasks
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Job Requirements
• Must have flexibility to work shift patterns during weekdays and weekends
• Fluent written and spoken English
• Professional manner and tidy appearance
• Previous experience in the drinks industry is desirable but not essential

Freelance Event Staff

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Company: The Cocktail Service Ltd (Bar Nation)
Location: Oxford and or London United Kingdom
Contract: Part time

Working For Us

The Cocktail Service and Bar Nation are seeking driven, charismatic and outgoing individuals for a range of job opportunities across both our companies. We are looking for any range of experience, as long as you are willing to learn, improve and develop your skills. This method has so far allowed us to build a team of staff that resonate the ethos of our company from the Directors all the way to the clients.

As a bar focused Events Agency based in Oxford and London (but covering the length and breadth of the country), we create and run a range of events from private & corporate parties and brand activations to sporting events, festivals and many more.
We provide transport to and from all our events (if required).

We offer flexible working hours, free job training, weekly pay, high hourly rates, bonuses, freebies, the chance to see great venues & famous celebrities, and discounts at our static bars;'The Globe'; & ‘The Abingdon Arms’ both based in Oxford. We have a strong family of employees that spend a lot of time together on a social level, outside of working hours. The positions available offer a lot more than just a job, giving individuals the chance to develop, improve and go up the the ranks of our company, as we rapidly grow year on year.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to apply to work for us, please send a copy of your CV and cover letter stating why you would like to work for us and what you can bring to our ever-growing company to:

Roles we are recruiting for:
Back of House/KP
Bar Backs/Runners
Bar Supervisors
Cocktail Mixologists
Flair Bartenders
Event Managers

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,
The Cocktail Service

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