Underbelly Boulevard - Bar Manager

£35,000 / annum

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Job Title: Bar Manager
Department: Bar
Reports To: Boulevard General Manager, Underbelly Head of Bars
Responsible For: Bar Supervisors, Bar Staff
Salary: £35,000
Start Date: July 2024
Application Closing Date: 17th June 2024


Underbelly Boulevard is a live entertainment venue for music, cabaret, variety and comedy, comprising of a 200 capacity cabaret and music venue, a rehearsal room for hire, daytime hire for events, readings and workshops, a new public bar and a restaurant.



To oversee the operations of the Boulevard's bars, ensuring excellent customer service, effective stock control and efficient procedures, this is an exciting opportunity to help shape the bar and character of this beautiful bar in the heart of Soho. You will work closely with the wider venue team to provide a unique experience to all customers; whether they are seeing a show, hosting an event or just visiting the bar.


Bar Management

  • Full engagement and involvement in back-office operations but also the ability to be a hands-on manager, leading from the front.
  • Recruiting, onboarding, inducting, and training new employees into the company.
  • Responsibility for Bar staff payroll.
  • Managing and reporting on the daily bar operations and takings to the wider Underbelly team. 
  • Continuously keeping the drinks menu up to date in line with the bar's concept and season; testing and understanding what suits our audience(s).
  • Tracking and analysing profit & loss, maintaing a good level of profitability to drive the business to meet budgets.
  • Maintain Health & Safety regulations.
  • Carry out all inventories and stock orders to reduce waste and improve margins.
  • Implement systems for best practices on opening and closing the venue.
  • Creating dynamic staffing schedules.
  • Work with General Manager for private hires to create drinks packages for events.
  • Work with the wider team to develop the venue’s offering and character, involvement in strategic decisions alongside the Boulevard General Manager and Head of Bars. 

Other Duties

  • Keeping up to date with developments in ticketing and box office management.
  • Attending regular company meetings.
  • Contributing to the development of the venue’s policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.


  • Previous experience in managing bars.
  • Experience managing and motivating a team.
  • Confident, enthusiastic, professional and self-motivated.
  • Strong communication skills and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure.
  • Ability to recognise potential health and safety issues before they arise.
  • Demonstratable knowledge of customer service principles
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent timekeeping skills.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Positive, proactive and flexible approach.



Staff Benefits

  • Free entry to shows at Underbelly venues (subject to availability)
  • 25% discount at Underbelly bars 
  • Staff social events


Equal Opportunities

  • Underbelly is committed to reducing its environmental impacts in its everyday operations. We are also committed to maintaining the open-access policy of Underbelly. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. 

    It is the policy of Underbelly to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

    We expect employees to support these commitments and to assist in their realisation.

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Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company. Its festivals and events division produces a number of events annually, including Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Underbelly Festival in London.

Underbelly also produce Christmas in Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square in collaboration with Westminster City Council. 

In the West End, Underbelly is currently producing the Olivier award-winning version of Cabaret at The Kit Kat Klub.

Underbelly have recently launched their first permanent venue, Underbelly Boulevard, in the heart of Soho.