Bar Back [Double Standard]

Since its opening in July 2019 The Standard, London has boldly propelled The Standard brand onto the international stage. The hotel playfully respects the building's history while creating new expansive spaces for the neighbourhood to play from our bars, terraces, restaurants, lounges and event spaces throughout the building.

Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s thriving King’s Cross neighbourhood, the 1974 Brutalist building has been meticulously restored and sets the perfect stage for The Standard’s first hotel outside America. The Standard, London has 266 rooms ranging from our snug Cosy Core rooms to terraced suites with outdoor bathtubs overlooking the dramatic St Pancras station. On the ground floor, you'll find Double Standard, our street-facing bar and restaurant home of our legendary burger, Aperol Spritz slushy and our Bottomless Sunday Brunch. (Don't forget to book!) Next door is The Library Lounge, where our carefully curated library pays homage to the building’s original use, and, our Sounds Studio, home of our virtual culture hub, Sometimes Radio. Our 10th-floor restaurant, Decimo is back, where Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ showcases his live-fire cooking surrounded by 360-degree views of London - only accessible by our iconic exterior red pill lift.

At the heart of our hotels are, of course, the people who through their vibrancy bring our properties to life. We are now seeking an experienced and dynamic individual that will capture the essence of The Standard, London to join our Double Standard team as a Bar Back.

Your role

As a Bar Back at The Standard, London, you will become part of an exceptional bar team that will provide an extensive drinks service across several bars, restaurants and roof terraces within the hotel. Your exceptional knowledge of the latest trends in the London bar scene will help you create an environment where you will not only delight our guest, but also excite and surprise them to create the ultimate bar experience in London, that is anything but Standard!

Our Bar Back team assist with the preparation and staging on the bar counters, fridges, back bar and speed rails for service. You’ll ensure the bar has sufficient quantities of all its equipment such as glasses, drinks and crockery. During service you are the right hand to the Bartenders and the Waiters and will ensure the work spaces stays tidy and organised, tables are cleared of glassware and the bar stays stocked according to standards.

You will of course be passionate about service, very well organised with a good working knowledge of bar operations and order of service; as we expect some busy days. Finally, and most importantly, you will be a host, making our guests feel welcome whilst they visit The Standard and our energetic and vibrant city; so, you will need to be highly social, upbeat and friendly; confident and can handle pressure well; thrive in a busy high volume, high energy environment and can manage multiple tasks and guest with ease.

Do you have what it takes to be a Bar Back at The Standard, London

While we take every detail of design and guest experience seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. ‘Standard People’ are at the heart of our brand; vivid, dynamic and engaging. Prior experience as a Bar Back is useful but not essential for this role; you will have an uncompromised and natural flair for service and be able to build genuine relationships with guests that enable us to not only preempt needs but foresee desires.

In addition to this you will also need….

  • No prior experience is required for this role, however you may have worked as a Bar Back in a similar busy bar, pub, ‘Lifestyle’ boutique hotel, destination cocktail bar or rooftop bar
  • In addition to the above we are actively seeking candidates with a diverse range of lifestyle skills and welcome applications from those in the arts, music and entertainment industries.
  • Be a confident in bar operations and service with a good understanding of the London bar scene.
  • Highly social, motivated and pro-active; acting with professionalism and positivity in all interactions
  • You will need to have a flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work shifts, including weekends and late evenings. There may also be occasions when you may be asked to work in other bars within the hotel.

We are defined by our richness of personality and diversity of background and lifestyle so if you think you have what it takes to be a Bar Back at Double Standard we’d love to meet with you.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates prior to commencing employment.

Benefits Include

  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform Provided
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Rates across all Standard properties
  • F&B Discounts
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus up to £500
  • Tuition Aid Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan & regular social activities
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme

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