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WE ARE HIRING

If you live in Winchester and enjoy your food and drink, chances are you’ve already been to Cabinet Rooms. We’re an award-winning, independent café-bar based opposite the theatre and are best known for our cosy, welcoming atmosphere and our classic cocktails.

As the world is starting to return to normal, we are finding that we're getting much busier so it's time to increase the size of the team. We are looking for four new team members to join us as soon as possible:

- Cocktail Bar Supervisor (Full-Time)

- Kitchen Assistant and Barista (Part-Time, Daytime, Kicktstarter Programme)

- General Assistant (Part-Time, Evenings)

 

Read on for more details including how to apply.

  

COCKTAIL BAR SUPERVISOR

If you’ve got experience of working in a busy bar, preferably in a supervisory role, we want to hear from you!

We’ve got exciting plans to grow our business and are looking for a positive person who’s passionate about great drinks and customer service to join our expanding team.

You’ll be a keyholder and responsible for running some shifts so it’s important we find someone who’s both confident and reliable. We’ll provide product training but we’ll expect you to deliver first class customer service from day one.

You’ll support management with menu development so it’s vital you have a genuine love of food and drink and that you get excited about flavour making.

As a senior member of the team, you’ll be involved in our large events too. We’re the hub for Winchester Cocktail Week and also organise the city’s annual gin festival at the Great Hall.

You’ll be a people person too and will be able to train and inspire the team.

It’s a busy but fun environment to work in and we’re blessed with having discerning, friendly customers. If you love the buzz of working in a lively bar where people care about what goes into their drinks then this will be right up your street.

We are inviting applications from hospitality professionals who want to progress their careers. The successful candidate will be given opportunities for

  • WSET wine/spirits training
  • ongoing product training
  • personal licence qualification
  • staff trips for research and development 

Main responsibilities include:

  • Opening and closing the café
  • Weekly stock checks and ordering
  • Ensuring the bar is fully stocked and prepped
  • Updating cocktail spec sheets and staff training
  • Supervising shifts and maintaining the highest standards of product quality and customer service
  • Supervising regular cleaning tasks and ensuring highest levels of hygiene at all times
  • Waste reduction and stock control  

PAY & BENEFITS

  • £19,500-£20,500 p.a.
  • 40 hours/week including weekend evenings
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff discounts on food and drink
  • Concessions on festival tickets for friends and family
  • Staff meal for shifts longer than 6 hours
  • Training opportunities

    GENERAL ASSISTANT (EVENINGS)

    As a General Assistant, you'll be responsible for keeping on top of the glassware and making sure that the bar is fully stocked throughout service. It's a challenge to keep the place clean and in order on a busy night so you'll need to be able to work quickly and thoroughly, taking care not to break anything.

    There'll be some simple food prep involved too so you'll need to have an appreciation for good service and an eye for detail. We'll provide you with training and once you've mastered the basics of the role, there's opportunity to help out with preparing and serving drinks, which could even progress to cocktail bartending training.

    If you already have hospitality experience you probably know that teamwork is of the utmost importance and you'll be ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in with general tasks to help your colleagues as well as closing the kitchen and bar down at the end of the night.

    Due to the nature of this role, we are only shortlisting candidates over the age of 18.

    Key Tasks

    • Cleaning glassware, bar equipment and crockery throughout the service
    • Emptying bins and restocking shelves during service
    • Preparing bar snacks, cheeseboards and other simple dishes
    • Serving customers with a smile
    • General weekly cleaning tasks on our Checklist
    • Maintaining food hygiene standards
    • Reducing waste and costs to the business
    • Working at festivals and off-site events as required

    PAY & BENEFITS

    • £7.50-£9.00/hour
    • Approx. 11 hours/week including Sunday evenings
    • Pension scheme
    • Staff discounts on food and drink
    • Concessions on festival tickets for friends and family
    • Staff meal for shifts longer than 6 hours
    • Training opportunities

    HOW TO APPLY

    To apply for this role, please send us a copy of your CV as well as your answers to the two questions when prompted to do so.

    • What do you think makes excellent customer service?
    • Tell us why you want to work at Cabinet Rooms in particular.

    KITCHEN ASSISTANT & BARISTA (KICKSTART)

    If you're 18-24 and currently claiming Universal Credit, you could apply to be our next Kitchen Assistant and Barista. You'll work with our Café Supervisor and Assistant Manager to ensure our guests enjoy consistently great food and coffees when they visit.

    We're looking for someone with personality and a desire to develop their skills. Ideally you'll love coffee and enjoy cooking and/or baking. Fully training will be given though, as part of the Kickstart programme, and you will have the opportunity to gain professional training in food hygiene and barista skills.

    This vacancy is only open to people aged 18-24 on Universal Credit.

    Key Tasks

    • Cleaning glassware, bar equipment and crockery throughout the service
    • Emptying bins and restocking shelves during service
    • Preparing simple dishes and making coffees and other hot drinks
    • Serving customers with a smile
    • General weekly cleaning tasks on our Checklist
    • Maintaining food hygiene standards

    PAY & BENEFITS

    • Minimum wage
    • 25 hours/week
    • Pension scheme
    • Staff discounts on food and drink
    • Concessions on festival tickets for friends and family
    • Staff meal for shifts longer than 6 hours

    HOW TO APPLY

    To apply for this role, please contact your case worker at the Job Centre and ask to be referred for the position. You will then need to apply via email to work@cabinetrooms.com.

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