Edinburgh Fringe 2022 - Bars Manager

Bars Manager – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022

Fixed Term Contract: 20th June – 9th September 2022

Underbelly is looking for a multi-site Bars Manager to join our team at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022.

The Edinburgh Bars Manager will have overall responsibility of the bar operations across all sites during the Edinburgh Fringe. They will be assisted by a Stock Manager and Assistant General Manager across all sites. Within each site the Bars Manager will line manage one Bar Manager and two or three Bar Supervisors.

Job Purpose

Day-to-day bar operations is the immediate responsibility of the Edinburgh Bars Manager attending to issues and situations as they arise. Responsibilities include:

• Maintaining systems and processes across the bar department to ensure the bars are run safely and efficiently, and that service and operational standards are flawlessly delivered every day.
• Taking full ownership for every element of the food & beverage customer experience, creating a culture whereby the entire team are obsessed with delivering the most exciting, fun, and memorable customer experience.
• Taking full ownership of the bar department P&L – ensuring budgets and targets are delivered, and all costs are carefully controlled.
• Accurate daily and weekly reporting to update the venue and support team of the business performance.
• Ensuring correct stock management processes are consistently followed by the team, including ordering, stock taking, line checking, scrutinising wastage report and losses.
• Ensuring accurate and effective planning of rotas and that payroll is completed accurately and on time.
• Ensuring the team adheres to all H&S legislation, and that all mandatory training is completed by all, on time.
• Building meaningful partnerships and working relationships with each of the food vendors, ensuring operational standards are being consistently delivered, and working collaboratively to help resolve any issues that may arise.

Person Specification

A proven multi-site bar management background is required with experience in managing high volume, fast paced bars similar to Underbelly venues.
Good communication and motivational skills are required; operational hours of the festival necessitate that the bar team work long and unsociable hours. As such the ability to create a positive work atmosphere is essential. Applicants need to be calm under pressure, quick to solve problems, and comfortable with the unexpected.

You must hold a valid Scottish Personal Alcohol Licence.


Salary: £36,400 pro rata
Dates of work: 20/06/2022 – 09/09/2022

Underbelly is committed to reducing its environmental impacts in its everyday operations. We are also committed to maintaining the open-access policy of Underbelly. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation.

We regret that we will only be able to reply to shortlisted candidates.

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