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. Waiting Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £7.50 to £8.00 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are recruiting for temporary waiting staff in the Edinburgh and the Lothian areas.
    Duties include taking orders, serving and cleaning tables, ensuring that all standards and guests expectations are met.
    You will also be responsible to communicate with other staff members to ensure that service is running smoothly.
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  2. 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 ...

  3. Chef De Rang

    Location: St Andrews

    Salary: £16000 p/a

    Category: Waiting Staff

    This is an exceptional opportunity to join a friendly, supportive, award winning team. This is a well renowned restaurant based in the East Neuk of Fife, 40 minutes North of Edinburgh, which offers supreme excellence in service & in dining.
    You will be responsible for the daily service and ensuring impeccable ...

  4. Waiter / Waitress and Bar Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are on the hunt for reliable and passionate individuals with experience as WAITING OR BAR STAFF who want to enjoy working at the most stunning venues within Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
    We offer immediate ongoing work, regular, but flexible and weekly payments with competitive rates. Want more? You ...

  5. Waiting and Bar Staff

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are delighted to be recruiting for experienced waiting and bar staff for our astonishing Hotel located in the Angus area. This role is been offered as an ongoing basis assignment with full time hours.
    If you are looking for a picturesque place, with stunning scenery and vivid wildlife, this ...

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