Events Head Waiter / Waitress

Since its opening in July 2019 The Standard, London has boldly propelled The Standard brand onto the international stage. 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 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.

For our newly opened dedicated event spaces and we are now seeking an Events Head Waiter/ Waitress.

Your role

As our Events Head Waiter / Waitress at The Standard, London, you will become part of our small inhouse Event Operations team. Working in partnership with our Events Admin team and reporting to our Head of Events Operations and Assistant Events Operations Manager, you will be responsible for our various events spaces, suites and private dining areas.

You will assist with ensuring the set up for the rooms and events spaces are completed to standard and help with communicating special requests, dietary needs and table plans in conjunction with our Restaurant & Kitchen teams. You’ll also work closely with our Restaurant teams in order to manage private events in our restaurant spaces and deliver a seamless and effortless level of service.

Do you have what it takes to be a Room Service Waiter at The Standard

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. You’ll intrinsically understand the unique microcosm and the context of our venues and city you represent.

While prior experience as a Events Head Waiter / Waitress is always useful all are welcome at the Standard; you will have however an uncompromised and natural flair for service and be able to build genuine relationships with guests that enable us to not only pre-empt needs but foresee desires. In addition to this you will also need….

  • Prior experience working within Events with the ability to engage and connect with a wide range of guests from different backgrounds, ideally gained in a similar ‘Lifestyle’ boutique hotel, destination fine dining restaurant or perhaps even a well know quality chain
  • In addition to those with experience we are actively seeking candidates with a diverse range of lifestyle skills and welcome applications from those in the arts, music and entertainment industries
  • Confidence in restaurant operations and the order of service
  • To be highly social, motivated and pro-active; acting with professionalism and positivity in all interactions
  • Prior experience using squirrel epos is advantageous however full training will be given
  • A flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work shifts, including weekends and nights as a number of our event spaces, bars and restaurants will operate late night licences

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 our Events Head Waiter/ Waitress, we’d love to hear from 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 & on-site laundry service
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance (2 x Annual Salary)
  • Medical Assistance (including online GP and Physio)
  • Employee Assistance Programme with Well-being service
  • Discount platform including GYM
  • Worldwide Travel Discounts via The Standard Advantage platform
  • Employee & Family Rates across all Standard and Bunkhouse properties
  • In-house Experience Programme
  • F&B Discounts ranging from 25-50%
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus up to £1,000
  • Tuition Aid Scheme & subsidised training
  • Season Ticket Loan & Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Social Committee with regular monthly social activities

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