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Bar Steward

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

About the role

At Sodexo we are proud to have served the UK’s Armed forces for over 30 years! We believe it’s the little things that make the biggest impact! You’ll be a role model when it comes to creating a warm welcoming atmosphere as we place our customers at the heart of everything we do.  

We currently have an opportunity for a Bar Steward to join our amazing team! You’ll serve a range of finely crafted drinks, replenish stock and always ensure your work areas are glistening! 

This is a great opportunity to support our Armed Forces and improve the quality of their daily life as the site is not only their workplace but also a home to many of them. 

Sodexo reserves the right to close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications.

A few things about you

We want you to bring your can-do attitude, your flexible approach to working and your great reliability with you when you join us. Don’t forget to bring you excellent attention to detail and good communication skills too! 

Being a team player is important, but you’ll also be working on your own! Previous experience in a similar role would be ideal, but if you have great people skills, we’d love to hear from you! 

As Sodexo embeds a strong safety culture in everything we do, it is vital that you follow all Health and Safety Regulations. 

Site security clearance is required for this role.  

Role Responsibility

1.         To ensure high standards of personal hygiene and appearance by wearing the appropriate uniform.  Conduct must remain professional at all times.

2.         To provide a professional service of all wines, spirits, beers and other associated products to the customers using the service ensuring accurate measures.  Waiting time for customers should be kept to a minimum.

3.         To ensure the bar operation meets the requirements of the Client, as directed by the Mess Manager, and is in line with Company Quality Procedures.  Take responsibility for all stock, cash and chits during shifts ensuring they are controlled at all times.  Quality Procedures appertaining to security must be followed and also those referring to administrational and cash handling procedures.

4.         To complete consolidation sheets at the end of each shift, identifying cash and chit totals.  The Line Manager/Bar Manager must be made aware before the next shift if there is a discrepancy.

  1. To follow the cleaning rota to ensure all bar/cellar furnishings and fittings are kept up to standard with adherence to COSHH guidelines and safe methods of work at all times.
  2. Clear all dirty glasses, crockery and cutlery, etc from the bar and associated areas.  Keep ashtrays replaced and tables wiped.
  3. To assist Mess Manager/Supervisor with a bar stock-check as required and follow order monitoring procedures in place to ensure replacement orders are made.  If orders are delivered during the shift the delivery must be checked in, following Quality Procedures laid down, and discrepancies/problems identified to the Mess Manager immediately.

8.       To take part in functions, as required by the Mess Manager, either in the role of Wine Waiter for formal functions or the running temporary of bars.

9.         To assemble orders for glasses, liquor, minerals, etc which are going out, as directed by Line Supervisor/Mess Manager, ensuring a 1033 or liquor order form is completed, whichever is appropriate.  If receiving goods back in, ensure returned equipment is checked against the 1033 or returned stock is identified on the liquor order sheet so consumption can be charged.

10.      To carry out cellar duties as directed by the Line Supervisor/Manager to include changing barrels, pipe cleaning, stocking up, etc.

11.      To report any defective equipment or stock identified on the shift to the appropriate person immediately.

To continue to develop one’s own skills and knowledge within the position.

Package Description

Full protective uniform supplied
Full training provided
Frequent transport links within a short walk
Use of site diner
Cycle to work scheme
Many employee benefits, rewards and recognition.


About the Company

Why choose Sodexo?

You don’t just join Sodexo, you belong.    

What do we mean when we say belong?    

It’s simple. You create a company where everyone is respected and feels that their ideas count. You take care of the quality of life of your people. You make your workplace inclusive, encouraging people to bring their whole self to work every day. That’s our philosophy in a nutshell.    

A career at Sodexo won’t tie you down, it actively encourages your progress. The diverse range of roles we offer is truly infinite. Whatever your skills, experience or passion, you’ll be encouraged and supported to have a fulfilling career.   

We are committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.    

 We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.     

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process   

Our benefits:   

As part of our commitment to improving the quality of life and health and wellbeing for our employees we provide discounts and benefit that you can tailor to suit your needs and help you take advantage of being part of Sodexo.    

·         20 days holiday (plus bank holidays)   

·         5% pension contribution   

·         Sodexo Discounts from over 1,200 top retailers    

·         Talk – a free wellbeing support helpline for you and your family   

·         Cycle to work    

·         Life assurance.


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