Head Bartender

  • The Emory
  • Food & beverage
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and passionate Head Bartender to join The Emory Bar & Bar 33 department team at The Emory.

This role will be part of the Bars Team of The Emory, which encompasses two unique bars. Bar 33 has an unparalleled 360-degree view of the capital, the hotel’s spectacular rooftop will be the jewel in its crown – an entirely private, sweeping space dedicated to hotel guests only designed by Remi Tessier. The Emory Bar, a welcoming contemporary space to enjoy cocktails, coffee and a selection of dishes from our restaurant, abc kitchens. Featuring mid-century inspired decor in a warm, inviting palette, the bar flows naturally into our Courtyard — where the tables are framed by a sprawling-stained glass piece by acclaimed artist, Brian Clarke.

The Maybourne is proud to introduce a new architectural landmark to London. The final project designed by the late Lord Richard Rogers, The Emory will be an exclusive, world-class hub of art and culture which marks the addition of a modern masterpiece to the group's global luxury estate. Situated on Knightsbridge and overlooking Hyde Park, The Emory will present 61 contemporary suites set over nine floors.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

As a Head Bartender, you will be responsible for creating a welcoming and friendly guest experience whilst maintaining high levels of bar service at all times. You will provide an excellent level of customer service and prepare and mix drinks in line with the department standards and will work in line with the Weights and Measures Act and also the Licensing Law.

Main responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure guest experience is optimum through focusing on product quality and innovation, service knowledge and execution and atmosphere through housekeeping and maintenance.
  • Ensure that Management is kept well informed of any problems/queries that have risen.
  • Have in depth knowledge of Classic cocktails and they’re history.
  • Keep in touch with industry trends and ensure that the bars at The Emory product are in line/ahead of
  • Carry out the requisition process when required.
  • Consistently deliver excellent LQA and Forbes standard levels of service to ensure complete satisfaction of internal and external customers.

Entry Requirements

Successful candidates for the Head Bartender opportunity will demonstrate genuine dedication to The Emory and show a commitment to consistent quality in our product and service.

This is an exciting role for a talented individual who is looking for a new challenge and wants to join a fast-paced and high performing team renowned for their approach and delivery of unparalleled service.

We anticipate applicants will have worked in a similar role within a luxury hotel environment.

Benefits Package

Here at Maybourne, we strive to reward our employees for the incredible work they do every single day. In return for your hard work and dedication we offer you:

Financial Stability

  • Excellent salary package.
  • Family Friendly company policies including enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay.
  • Holiday allowance increase after 3 and 5 years of service.
  • Travel Season Ticket Loans.
  • Pension Scheme*.

Health and Wellbeing Support

  • Subsidised monthly Podiatrist and Masseuse treatments.
  • Flu vaccination vouchers*.
  • Eye test vouchers and contributions towards glasses*.
  • 24-hour colleague assistance helpline.
  • On and off-site Occupational Health Service.
  • Death in Service salary contribution.
  • Various wellbeing activities focused on mental and physical health.
  • A complimentary state-of-the-art all-day dining staff restaurant serving a range of nutritious meals.

Recognition and Career Development

  • Referral Scheme ‘Introduce a Star’.
  • Instant colleague recognition and award programme with generous prizes.
  • Colleague of the month nominations with generous prizes.
  • Additional paid day off to celebrate your Birthday. 
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities.
  • In-house training and development team with a strong focus on career progression and personal growth.
  • Long service awards.

Memorable experiences

  • Preferential room rates per overnight stay for yourself or your family across Maybourne.
  • Hotel Guest Experience Stay* including an overnight stay and wining and dining at our renowned restaurants and bars.   
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount* across Maybourne.
  • Social events (Annual Awards, Summer Maybourne Picnic, Welcome to Work, Annual Colleague Party, Annual Colleague Children's Party, etc.)
  • Wedding and Baby gifts.
  • Retirement functions.

*Terms and conditions apply to all benefits.


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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