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. front of house rep

    Location: Dunoon

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    We are recruiting staff for temporary live-in roles in the argyll area.
    Jobs are starting immediatley and we can offer free accomodation and discounted meals whilst on site.
    The position requires one year experience minimum in a hotel or restaurant.

    For more information please call Calum at Stafffinders Paisley for ...

  2. front of house

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Bar/Pub Staff

    We are recruiting staff for temporary live-in roles in the Argyll and Bute area.
    This could be in Dunoon or Drimsynie Holiday Village.
    Jobs are starting immediately, We would require a minimum of 1 year experience and 1 recent employment reference.
    This role is Live-in and would require you to ...

  3. Assistant Manager

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: £26000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Food and Drink Management

    We are recruiting for an experienced deputy general manager for a 4 start, 3 rosette hotel In the Port Appin area of Scotland.
    The position would require you to travel to and from the venue for a 48-hour working week.
    The position will require a someone with excellent hospitality skills ...

  4. FOH

    Location: Argyll and Bute

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for roles in the Argyll area.
    These positions are temporary and provide live-in accommodation with discounted meals.
    In this role you will be working with the front of house management team to provide first class hospitality moments.
    We are offering

    A competitive hourly rate
    Holiday pay ...

  5. PVG Cook

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Food and Drink Management

    We are currently hiring PVG chefs for our Care Home clients across Glasgow
    To be considered for this role you must have at least 1-year cooking experience in care homes and you must have a valid PVG.
    At Stafffinders we aim to provide a quality service to all our care ...

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