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London, England
Job Type
Full Time
£65,000 - £100,000 Per Year
Date Posted
15 days ago

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Job Description

Venue: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Company: Academy Music Group

Location: London

Reports to: General manager

Working hours: Full-time


The bar manager is responsible for O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire’s multiple bars, stock control procedures and management of a large and diverse team of front-of-house employees. The role is to ensure our bars’ operation is executed to the highest standard across a wide variety of live shows and events. The bar manager will work closely with the general manager to drive financial success and achieve annual company targets.

Our Team

Our bar manager is a senior member of the management team at our prestigious and internationally renowned West London venue, where our shows and events are as diverse as the individuals within it. With a positive and supportive approach, the successful candidate will inspire a dedicated, creative team, drive our core values of excellence and inclusivity, and deliver the very best experiences in live entertainment.

About You

  • Personal licence holder
  • Experience in bar management within the hospitality industry or live venues
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages and EPOS systems
  • Competent in cellar management
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and licensing
  • Proven track record of bar sales, GP and yield

What We Need

  • Drive key product ranges and develop promotions
  • Maximise sales opportunities (spend-per-head / profit-per-customer)
  • Demonstrable leadership and motivation of others
  • Enthusiasm for the live events and hospitality industry
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours (weekends/evenings/public holidays)
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills What you’ll be doing
  • Recruitment and training of front-of-house employees
  • Stock management, ordering and regular stock-takes
  • Smooth running of operational responsibilities
  • Management of a large team
  • Achieving targets as set by the general manager
  • Assist in forecasting revenues and cost control
  • Financial reporting
  • Cash management
  • Processing weekly payroll
  • Duty management at live events
  • Liaison with suppliers, partners and head office
  • Bars and cellars maintenance and repair and service management
  • Supervision of deliveries
  • First-class client and customer service
  • Highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene across all bar operations

Equal Opportunities

We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the standard rhetoric of diversity and inclusion. You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work. We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and home life. As a growing business, we’ll encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with. It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Reality Check

While this is a great opportunity in an exciting industry, this is not just a chance to see shows for free! The role is not your ordinary nine-to-five and the industry is demanding, with sometimes long and unsociable hours. The excitement and energy of the shows and events we create comes from the hard work and dedication we commit to our work, and this position is no exception so get ready to bring your very best to the role.

Our Company

Academy Music Group (AMG) is the UK’s leading owner and operator of live music and entertainment venues with award-winning credentials. Several of our historic theatres are unique institutions of British music and culture and our vision is to inspire artists and audiences by hosting unforgettable live performances.

AMG is part of Live Nation Entertainment which is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.


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