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Bars Operations Manager (12 Month FTC)

Barbican Centre & Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Bars Operations Manager

Salary: £46,050 per annum, inclusive of Inner London Weighting, plus Market Forces Supplement

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract (12 months), Full-time (35 hours), Part-time considered

The Barbican is Europe’s largest international arts, conference and learning organisation in the heart of the City of London. We are London’s Creative Catalyst for arts, curiosity and enterprise. Our values reflect that we are inclusive, sustainable, daring, connected and joyful.

Across our theatres, concert halls, schools,  cinemas, galleries, business venues and public and community spaces, we spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities – to inspire, connect and provoke debate. We present an unparalleled variety of performing and visual arts of world class calibre, attracting new arts, audiences and participants, creating inspiring arts experiences for all. From first encounters to higher education programmes, we develop interests, skills, confidence and careers.

About The Role

The Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music and Drama has an extensive offer of places to eat and drink, whatever your mood! Reporting to the Head of Commercial Development, the Bars Operations Manager will be responsible for effectively managing and developing the bars operations throughout the Centre and School, ensuring the successful delivery of a unique and brand-focused bar experience. 

This role is key to supporting and driving the organisation’s intention to maximise income generation, in line with the Barbican business plan, and contributing to the overall bars strategy. You’ll be heading up a team of 12, in addition to circa 100 casual colleagues across 10 outlets in four different buildings.

Person Specification

Our ideal candidate will have, a proven track record of multi venue operations, and be able to demonstrate good working knowledge of standard industry KPI’s such as profit margins and stock controls. You’ll have the ability to plan complex operational logistics and be a dynamic problem solver, with a thirst for learning.

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please see the ‘Job Information Pack’.

Barbican Benefits

We offer a wide range of employee benefits, including flexible working, annual pay progression and an annual pay review, a generous pension scheme, season ticket loan and cycle to work schemes, free access to museums and galleries, discounts on retail, healthcare and on-site cafes and restaurants. You will have access to Employee Assistance Programme, trained Mental Health First aiders and City of London employee networks.

How to Apply

To apply, please click on the apply online button below.

If there are any issues with the application process, please contact the Barbican Careers team at [email protected].

Deadline for applications is 23:55 on Monday 24 June 2024. Please note that we are unable to accept late applications. If you have not received a response within 10 working days of the application closing date, you have unfortunately not been selected for the next stage. We regret that we are unable to provide feedback on your application.

As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Barbican we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from the Global Majority* and D/deaf and disabled people. We want to better reflect and understand the communities we exist to serve. We are members of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who would like to be considered under this scheme and who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. Please contact us if you require reasonable adjustments as part of the application process.

*Global Majority is a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or, have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities'.

The City of London Corporation want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the work that we do. The City of London Corporation is currently undergoing a programme ensure that our pay and reward practices are competitive and equitable across the whole organisation – and is committed to regularly benchmarking and reviewing pay against external sectors.