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Bar Supervisor


We are currently looking to recruit a Bar Supervisor for a new Espresso and Cocktail Bar opening soon.

Bridges Espresso Bar will be a modern Espresso Bar situated in the heart of Bedford. Through its commitment to local produce and home cooked food, high standards and passion for customer service, Bridges will set itself apart from other coffee bars you may know. 

Bridges will be open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and evening Lite Bites to accompany our drinks selection, offering an extensive selection of fresh food menu catering to our customer’s needs.


As part of the Bridges managerial team, you'll be a ‘hands on’ team leader who brings our values to life. You’ll report to the Bar Manager and as a familiar face to our customers will play a key part in the smooth running of the business. We want to create a winning team that will deliver the best service and high-quality produce, ensuring our guests return to us day after day and week after week.


Your role as Bar Supervisor:

  • Be an expert in crafting and delivering a variety of drinks to our customers with care and style in line with Bridges training and high standards

  • Ensure the smooth running of all aspects front of house

  • Accountable for overall hygiene and health and safety within the bar ensuring the highest standards are adhered to.

  • Training all team members to ensure that they fully understand and aware of how food is stored, rotated and disposed of and monitoring their compliance

  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are followed by checking Food Safety and Health & Safety daily and Business Due Diligence on a weekly basis

  • Managing and communicating well with your team to ensure the highest standards continue throughout the kitchen, particularly in your absence during days off or holidays

  • Assist the Bar Manager and Owners in crafting and delivering a seasonally varied drink menu

  • Responsible for the recruitment, training, coaching and development of the bar team

  • To train and coach the front of house team to ensure that they have a good understanding of all menu items

  • Responsibly seizing control of situations or problems that may arise and calmly applying the relevant action to address any issue

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who proven experience in leading a team in a similar environment (Barista/Licensed Premises)

  • Is friendly and approachable to both colleagues and guests

  • Passionate about delivering great customer service to our guests

  • Motivational, team player who achieves exceptional results thoughts the operation of the kitchen

  • Is friendly and approachable to both colleagues and guests

  • A clear communicator who can multitask and works well under pressure

  • Someone who has a genuine interest in local produce

  • A positive can-do attitude towards all aspects of the role, who is always looking to improve and have a positive response to feedback

  • Proven high management standards including but not limited to: being proactive, team work attention to detail, organisation and reliability

What we will offer you?

In return, we will provide you with a great package including:

  • A modern and stylish workplace

  • The tools and systems to manage your KPI’s

  • Competitive salary

  • 28 days holiday

  • Staff Discount

  • Training

  • Uniform

  • Pension Options

  • Fun culture and work life balance


We’re particularly keen to hear from experienced Barista’s and/or Bar Supervising who have a demonstrable record of excellent customer service skills, motivating team leaders. Having knowledge of the coffee industry and/or experience in a mixology would be a distinct advantage.

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