Assistant Manager

£20k-£22k dependant on experience, reviewed annually.

40 hours per week spread Monday-Saturday, mix between daytime administrative

and evening/ late night bar work.

About The Washington

The Washington is a well known and popular city centre pub in the heart of Sheffield with an intimate yet effective live music/ dance floor area. We are firmly embedded in the local live music scene and because of this a large portion of our regular customers are drawn from the local community of musicians and artists. However, more broadly speaking we are populated by an array of colourful characters from all walks of life.

During weekdays, trade is driven by live music events so an interest in this and a willingness to learn more about the intricacies involved is essential – of course existing experience in this area would be of great benefit to potential applicants but is not vital. On Fridays and Saturdays the pub becomes more like a night club with our popular indie/alternative DJ events filling the dance floor and the pub to the rafters until 3am.

Due to the fact that we are a wet-only venue, most days (apart from Saturdays and special events) we only open in the evenings. We pride ourself in our offering of entertainment, laid back but efficient and professional approach to customer service, a great range of products (including six cask ale and four draught craft lines as well as the usual suspects) and probably the biggest heated beer garden in town.

About the role

General responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Deputising for the general Manager
  • Leading the team in delivering excellent service and customer experience
  • Training and development of the team
  • Stock ordering and collection of deliveries
  • Cellar management duties
  • Staff management including creating rotas and processing wages
  • Cash handling and cashing up
  • General management and day to day upkeep of the venue and cellar

The successful applicant will be expected to bring a can-do attitude with them to each shift and will work alongside the rest of the management team to push for continually higher standards. This is not a passive role, and on top of daily/weekly duties the ideal applicant will be expected to bring fresh ideas to the table in constant pursuit of betterment for the business.

Working hours

The working hours will be split across both a customer service capacity including at least one closing shift on either Friday or Saturday plus duties during the daytime for administrative purposes and delivery collection (although working hours will change week to week depending on the needs of the business).

Essential Criteria

  • 2 years experience working in pubs/bars/nightclubs + 1 year in a Supervisory role

OR at least 2 years working in pub/bar/nightclub Supervisory role

  • An understanding of cellar and dispense equipment
  • Efficiency-orientated approach to delegation and team management
  • Ability to work and problem solve under pressure.
  • Skilled in organisation and planning
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to role model the values of the brand

Desirable/ Highly favoured

  • Experience working with live music and/or DJs
  • General understanding of Audio/ PA/ DJ equipment
  • Keen interest in indie/alternative music
  • A willingness and ability to engage professionally on behalf of our social media.