South West Larder, a Somerset Business Award winner, is growing. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Bars Manager to join our team and to make a mark within the rapidly growing business.

The main purpose of the role is to lead and manage all operations of all Campus bars, supporting and guiding the team for the highest attainable standards in the provision of excellent facilities, product/brand quality and customer service and hospitality, whilst implementing and managing agreed strategic initiatives to achieve operational effectiveness, business objectives and maximise business revenue and profit.

Annual Salary: From £36,000 per annum

Closing date: 18/06/2021


South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free meal provided during shift
  • Discretionary quarterly bonus
  • Ongoing Learning, Development & Training
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension Scheme (5% matched)

Somerset Larder are proud to have supported our clients, remaining fully operational despite the recent challenges for the catering and hospitality sector, thus creating a stable and safe environment for our workforce.

Reporting to the Campus Food & Beverage Operations Manager, leading and managing all staff with a supportive and motivational approach, ensuring staff work effectively, professionally and in line with South West Larder values and behaviour expectations through; 


  1. Lead and co-ordinate services throughout all bar and events
  2. Ensure planning delivers to customer’s requirements and agreed quality standards
  3. Accountability for the attainment of KPIs in line with the Strategic Aims and Business Objectives
  4. Produce periodic budgetary reports
  5. Expenditure and income monitoring in line with agreed budgets
  6. Oversee the management of stock control and purchasing of goods
  7. Health & Safety leadership
  8. Oversee licensable activities relating to the trading of alcohol


  1. Strategic planning and implementation
  2. Operational improvement/development
  3. Establish proactive relationships with stakeholder for continuous development and improvement of operations and services


  1. Maintain a ‘continuous improvement’ ethos for the service across the bars
  2. Policy development & implementation
  3. Training & development plans
  4. Staff skill and standard monitoring




  • APLH Certificate
  • Personal Licence Holder
  • Food Safety Level 2


  • Health & Safety Level 2
  • Full, UK driving licence 



  • Have good organisational skills 
  • Sound verbal and written communicator including influencing, persuasion and partnership working skills
  • Be adaptable and flexible to changing working methods or practices 
  • Able to train staff on relevant skills and fill knowledge gaps


  • A good working knowledge of H&S regulations in the sector



  • Hospitality service and management skills gained in a similar environment/size/scope 
  • Demonstrable professional skills and knowledge gained through relevant industry experience
  • Understands financial information and uses this to effectively manage the Bar operations(e.g. cost control, budgets, stock)
  • Be experienced at working under pressure, against timeline and with information that changes 
  • Have experience of people management 



  • Be flexible, conscientious and co-operative 
  • Be honest and trustworthy 
  • Able to work well in demanding situations and against time pressures and manage own workload priorities
  • Flexible approach to working hours/days
  • Be self-motivated and practical 
  • Can embrace and ensure compliance with the Zero Harm culture 
  • Positive manner and approach 

This should not be taken as an exhaustive description of the role and is, rather, indicative of the types of responsibility covered by the job. Post holders will be required to carry our such other tasks as required by the South West Larder Board as long as this is reasonable and commensurate with the nature of the post held.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating which position you are applying for to: 

Successful applicants will be required to provide a three year employment history and five year address history, and must be able to evidence their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as this role is associated with a nuclear regulated site. 

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