Assistant Manager

Also known as: Bar Supervisor, Bar Duty Manager, Beverage Manager, Team Leader, Pub Supervisor, Assistant Pub Manager

As the assistant manager you are responsible for assisting the manager oversee the operation of the bar. You will co-ordinate the activities of the bar team to ensure there is effective team work and good customer service:

Your day-to-day duties may involve:
• serving customers at the bar
• supervising bar team members
• replenishing stock
• creating staff rotas
• maintaining identification procedures

Bar service is provided at a range of establishments, you could be working at a nightclub, restaurant, hotel or similar. The assistant manager will support the bar team with their daily duties, which includes serving customers, replenishing stock and clearing the bar area. You will allocate tasks to team members making sure the bar receives regular maintenance. For example, the dispense lines and bar taps will need cleaning frequently, and the storage temperature controlled to maintain the quality of the beer and wine.

As the assistant manager you’ll work with the manager to ensure your staff are adhering to current legislation and identification laws. There are strict laws regarding the identification process, and if they’re not followed the pub will risk cloure. You will also perform health and safety checks, purchase stock from suppliers, and create budgets to keep the business profitable.