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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Job Listings

  1. Bar Staff

    Location: Lochgoilhead

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    Currently seeking Temporary Bar Staff for one of Scotland's Premier Holiday Resorts.
    Are you looking to earn extra money over the festive season? We are seeking competent and experienced bar staff to work in beautiful surroundings in Lochgoilhead. The rate of pay is £8.50P/H, weekly pay and ...

  2. Bar Staff

    Location: East Lothian

    Salary: £8.21 to £9.50 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of an East Lothian based 4-star hotel who require experienced and knowledgeable Bar Staff for several upcoming events.
    This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly regarded client throughout the winter. As it is on a temporary basis, the opportunity of flexible working ...

  3. Waiting Staff - luxury hotel

    Location: Kirknewton

    Salary: £8 to £9

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of a West Lothian 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 ...

  4. Waiting and Bar Staff - Boutique Hotel

    Location: Dalkeith

    Salary: £8 to £8

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting events Waiting Staff & Bar Staff on behalf of a Midlothian based boutique hotel. 
    We have an amazing opportunity for you. We look for people with a great attitude, backed with confidence, punctuality and reliability and with a background as waiting or bar staff that can adapt easily ...

  5. Waiting Staff - Midlothian

    Location: Midlothian

    Salary: £8.21 to £9.00 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting weekend Waiting Staff & Bar Staff on behalf of a Midlothian based hotel. We have exciting work available on the run up to Christmas and even more!
    You can work for an award-winning recruitment agency with supportive consultants and engaging prospects in one of the most stunning hotels ...

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