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. Live-in Waiter/Waitress

    Location: Lochgoilhead

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    We are looking for experienced waiting staff to join our ever-growing team here at Stafffinders Hospitality.
    In this flexible and temporary role, you will be working in hotels or holiday parks within Scotland.
    We work with unbelievable clients who have great room for staff progression.

    Your rate of pay and ...

  2. Seasonal Waiting Staff

    Location: Scotland

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Waiting Staff

    We are hiring temporary seasonal Waiting staff for a number of clients in the Scottish Highlands.
    Due to many organisations reopening, our team are seeking experienced waiting staff who would like the opportunity to work in some amazing establishments in the North of Scotland.

    Your rate of pay and hours ...

  3. Casual Waiting and Bar Staff - Glasgow

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £9.00 to £9.20 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    Stafffinders are currently on the lookout for dedicated Waiting and Bar staff for various events, restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues. These temporary assignments are located in and around the Glasgow area, many with immediate starts.

    Your Rate of Pay & Hours of Work
    Rate of pay normally starts at £9 ...

  4. Food and Beverage Team Members

    Location: Tighnabruaich

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Waiting Staff

    A great opportunity has arisen for Food and Beverage Team Members to join our client's team at an immensely popular location in Tighnabruaich. This is a full-time, permanent job role with excellent benefits.
    Salary range: £10 per hour plus tips

    Benefits of Your New Job

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