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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Email the Hospitality & Catering Division at catering@stafffinders.co.uk.

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  1. Mixologist

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    Stafffinders are currently looking for Mixologists to join the team for a multitude of Temporary vacancies with a variety of clients, due to having this cocktail making ability you will be entitled to a competitive hourly rate of pay on a flexible basis due to this being agency work. 

    To ...

  2. Mixologist

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    Stafffinders are currently looking for Mixologists to join the team for a multitude of Temporary vacancies with a variety of clients, due to having this cocktail making ability you will be entitled to a competitive hourly rate of pay on a flexible basis due to this being agency work. 

    To ...

  3. Front of House

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    Stafffinders are looking for Front of House staff in the Ayrshire area, we are looking for reliable staff to work in various locations with a multitude of prestigious Clients. 

    Your duties will include: 

    Serving Customers Food and Drink 
    Money Handling 
    Cleanign the general area 
    Providing 100% customer service 

    To join ...

  4. Front of house

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.25 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    Stafffinders are actively seeking Experienced hospitality staff for live in roles around Scotland, an opportunity to experience luxury resorts, Holiday parks, Hotels and more and stay in the most scenic parts of Scotland. Roles cater for those looking for flexible working hours and shift patterns, many of these roles are ...

  5. Bar & Waiting Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting for a variety of Bar & 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!
    Main duties can include but are ...

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