Bar and Pub Staff Jobs in Scotland

Being part of a team as bar staff or waiting staff is an exciting and engaging opportunity to meet new people and further your skills. Types of working environments will vary depending on the role. The candidate could be working in a casual pub, a busy nightclub, at an upmarket hotel or restaurant or in a concert or venue as relief bar event staff.

With experience as bar staff in the hospitality industry, there is often scope for progression to supervisory or managerial roles which can also be reached through waiting staff jobs.

The average salary will vary depending on hours (but NMW is common), however, staff often make additional tips.

General duties of bar and pub staff:

  • Taking drink orders from customers and serving them their drinks (sometimes food, too)
  • Keeping the bar area clean and tidy
  • Washing glasses
  • Restocking the bar
  • Communicate with other FOH and BOH staff

The working hours of bartenders and other bar staff are often flexible, but candidates will likely be required to work during weekends, often until late in the evening/early in the morning. Employers are likely to require their staff to be flexible and open to working overtime.

What do waiting staff do? 

Waiting staff would prepare tables, greet customers, take orders, advise on menu choices, serve drinks and food to customers and deal with bill payments in cafés, restaurants, pubs, and at large events.

What do you need to work in a bar or pub?

There are no academic qualifications required for bar and pub staff roles, however, it is common for employers to require at least one years’ experience in a similar role, or have training in serves or cocktail making, dependant on the position.

Bar/pub staff roles are suited to people who want a role in which they can meet new people, learn new skills and work in a fast paced, lively and exciting environment.

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  1. Waitress / Waiter

    Location: North Berwick

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client based in the North Berwick area who require experienced and hard-working waiting staff for several upcoming events. Candidates must be competent and enthusiastic with a keen eye for detail.
    As it is on a temporary basis, the opportunity of flexible working hours ...

  2. Waiting Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £8.30 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting for a variety of Waiting Staff on behalf of a number of locations throughout Edinburgh & The Lothians. These roles are temporary, so you have the freedom to make your own rota, work as little or as much as you like! Whether you are a student looking to ...

  3. Waiting and Bar Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Hello, job seekers! How is the job hunting going?
    Are you looking for flexible and regular work with weekly payments?
    Do you fancy working for the most gorgeous restaurants and hotels within Edinburgh and surroundings?
    Stafffinders are recruiting for reliable and passionate people with a minimum one-year experience as waiting ...

  4. Waiting Staff - 4* Hotel

    Location: Midlothian

    Salary: £7.83 to £8.50 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of a Midlothian based 4-star hotel who require experienced and hard-working waiting staff for several upcoming events. Candidates must be competent and enthusiastic with a keen eye for detail.
     
    As it is on a temporary basis, the opportunity of flexible working hours and competitive rates ...

  5. Waiting Staff

    Location: Livingston

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders is searching for reliable and passionate people with a minimum one year experience as waiting or bar staff who wants to benefit of the best temporary jobs at the most amazing restaurants, hotels and events companies from Livingston.
    If you see yourself as a hard-working individual, passionate about delivering ...

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