Freelance Bar Manager

DATES:  November 2021 - January 2022

REPORTS TO: Operations Director

LOCATION: Leading Venue, Central London

SALARY: £15-18 per hour



THE SPREAD empowers others through food and beverage. We do this by supporting the strategic and commercial aims of public and private landowners by providing a data driven approach to establishing, developing and optimising their food and drinks offerings at a wide range of developments including new public realm, shopping centres, parks and iconic venues across London.

We operate via permanent units, concessions, events and pop up markets that provide a platform for independent emerging and established food and beverage brands to flourish by following  a low risk, easy to navigate means of setting up and developing their business.


We've been  on the block since 2015 and operated at some iconic locations with a diverse and incredible range of landowners and generated over fifteen million pounds for independent businesses who have traded under the lofty heights of Primrose Hill, nestled between Oxo Tower and National Theatre on the Southbank, in the heart of the East End at London's first weekly vegan market, at the former home of the BBC White City Place, at Barnet's largest green space Victoria Park and  at the  new retail and  leisure development Hawley Wharf Camden.


This Christmas  we are joining forces with a prominent Central London venue to spread festive joy. We'll  be serving up some incredible street food as well as copious amounts of egg nog, winter warmers and themed cocktails to visitors of this iconic venue. 




We are searching for an exceptional Freelance Bar Manager to work with us during the festive period to lead day to day bar service at this iconic venue.  You will support the Operations Director in ensuring all health and safety practices are adhered to, manage staff rotas and ensure staff are inducted, trained and supported. You will be expected to take end to end ownership of the bar both front and back of house,  before during and after  service.

You must be available during the following shift patterns:

  • Wednesday 17 November - Sunday 21st November.11AM -11PM

  • Wednesday 24th November - Sunday 28th November. 11AM -11PM

  • Tuesday 30th November - Sunday 5th December. 11AM -11PM

  • Tuesday 7th December - Sunday 12th December. 11A -11PM

  • Tuesday 14th December - Friday 24th December. 11AM -11PM

      [8PM Christmas Eve]

  • Sunday 26 December - Sunday 9th January.11AM - 11PM




  • Day to day operations before, during and after service.

  • Define and action clear pre and post service procedures to maximise the success of your team.

  • Work closely with all key stakeholders to ensure licensing objectives and premises license obligations are adhered to.

  • Surpass customer expectations and mystery shopper reports at all times.

  • Work with the Operations Director  and your team to maximise sales potential.

  • Rota creation.

  • Flexible to work any other duties needed.

  • Monitor, report and explain performance of the bar.

  • Bank reconciliation. 

  • Cost/margin and profitability analysis and reporting. 

  • Winter beverage and Cocktail menu development.

  • Ensure that stock and equipment is ordered in line with agreed procedures.

  • Ensure all bar areas are clean and clear and ready for service. 





  • Two years experience bar supervisory/management experience managing at least five others.

  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to lead and motivate a team.

  • Resourceful and adept at problem solving in challenging outdoor event situations.

  • Commercially minded and can demonstrate experience in over exceeding revenue and profit targets.

  • Personal license holder preferred but not essential.

  • Happy to work long shifts outdoors. You will be working from within a purpose built bar, but there will be no heating.





Please send a CV and covering letter (300 words max) about you and why you're perfect for the role to careers@thespreadfood.com