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Cocktail Bartender

The Grand Brighton
Brighton, East Sussex
£10 per hour + service charge and commission
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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Hospitality & Catering, Catering, Hotels , Pubs & Bars, Restaurants
Customer Service, Hospitality
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
Salary Band
£20,000 - £24,999
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We currently have the amazing opportunity for experienced Cocktail Bartender to join our highly successful team in the Victoria Lounge and Bar.

The Grand Brighton… we are the name drop everyone wants to make! We are the original palace by the sea. And if we’re not on your bucket list already, you should make some space on it. We’re at the centre of a thousand tales, the location of a million memories and a champion for all things Brighton & Hove. We are fizzing with anticipation and excitement for the next stage of our own journey…Is it time to start the next chapter in yours? 

We are looking for individuals with a real interest in delivering outstanding hospitality, energy and drive to succeed and a desire to be the best. Ideal candidates will have previous experience in a hotel, restaurant, bar or a similar high quality food and beverage environment. 

In return for your passion and commitment, we offer a great package including a share of service charge, complimentary gym facilities, hotel recognition scheme and incentive programme (including cinema tickets, free dinner & afternoon tea, cash rewards), discounted use of hotel facilities, workplace pension & life assurance, employee assistance programme, and a high street, local attraction & retail perks and discount programme. 

We’re looking for Bartenders who have: 

  • A proven track record in great customer service, showing an understanding & responding pro-actively to customers’ needs 
  • Previous Cocktail Bartender experience 
  • A genuine passion for mixology 
  • Fantastic attention to detail 
  • The ability to communicate clearly and openly with colleagues 
  • An ambitious and forward thinking nature - focusing on the future, not just today possessing a desire to develop 
  • A desire to be innovative – always seeking out and suggesting new ways of doing things to improve your self and your team’s performance 

Don’t let the exciting opportunity to join our #exceptionalteam in the role of Cocktail Bartender pass you by. We’re progressive, independent, and free-spirited - it’s just the fabric of the building that’s historic, not our approach to business! If you’re looking for the #bestplacetowork, look no further! 


About us

The Grand Brighton is an iconic Victorian property that is steeped in British history and stands centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront. From the stunning sweeping spiral staircase and traditional period design, to the beautiful sea view rooms, a sumptuous day spa and the glamour of GB1 seafood restaurant, the Grand experience is treating yourself to the best. 

Exceptional people deserve to be part of an exceptional experience.

The Grand

A GRAND culture underpins our success…

Our way of life at The Grand makes certain an inclusive environment where individuals are understood, respected and diversity is embraced.

Our team’s individual personalities enrich the Grand experience!   

We believe every team member’s voice matters and we encourage and trust honest opinion.

A forward-thinking team who never stands still ensure the success of a progressive business.

We understand our team have different roles, different experiences and different personalities; together we can do exceptional things.

Brighton Beach


We believe in giving you the rewards you deserve. We think we’ve ticked all the boxes…..

  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Complimentary gym facilities
  • Meals on duty
  • Grand Recognition Scheme (with rewards including free cinema tickets/annual pass, theme park passes, wine and champagne, Afternoon Tea, GB1 Dinner and Spa Experiences and much more!)
  • Discounted use of hotel facilities including Restaurant, Lounge and Spa
  • Entry into a draw to win a 2 nights mini break to Europe and beyond...
  • Departmental and whole hotel team building and social events
  • Hotel Recognition Programme - £100 per month Hotel Hero Awards
  • Grand Hotel Awards
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Long Service Programme
  • Perks and Discounts App – including e vouchers, free and flash perks with Perkbox
  • Staff rates and discounted accommodation at selected Hotels in UK. Staff rate £35.00 and Friends & Family £79.00 bed & breakfast
  • Paid days off to volunteer
  • Work place pension
  • Life Assurance for all staff contributing to a Pension
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes – gym membership, IT, Childcare, Nursery, Holiday Buy and Sell Facility, Car Parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Counselling – Legal – Health - Wellbeing
  • Apprenticeships and on property training
  • A personal development plan to match your career aspirations

Learning & Development

We offer exceptional learning opportunities where you are able to design your personal career path according to your aspirations and future goals.  We encourage personal and professional growth andbelieve in nurturing everyone’s ability.

Let’s ignite your interest. Opportunities to grow include:

  • Management Academy, including Commercial Strategy Awareness, Building Resilience, Performance Management, Business Ethics delivered by a range of sources; our leadership team, internal and external consultants
  • A Mentoring Programme with a senior leader within the business, focusing on professional and personal breakthrough goals to help shape your career
  • Supervisory Development Programme, covering team management skills, commercial and financial awareness, presentation skills, time management, coaching, influencing and leadership skills 
  • Food & Beverage Academy, a 9 month programme covering a series of practical “see, taste, do” workshops including: Land and Sea Supplier Visits - ranging from local farms, orchards, bakeries and coffee houses, to local breweries, vineyards and distilleries. Classic Food, Mixology and Wine/Spirit Qualifications. Exhibitions Visits and Activities. Practical and competitive challenges. Business driven Food and Beverage project
  • Exceptional Hospitality Programme, focusing on our philosophy towards customer service in creating a personal and memorable experience for our guests
  • NCFE E- learning in Business Administration, Customer Service and more
  • NVQ’s & Apprenticeship
  • ESOL English lessons

The Bar

“I believe that the key to my success is not only the support and opportunity I have been given but also my job satisfaction. The Grand is a company which focuses on people and their progress in order to build a supportive work environment. The approach of my mentors is quite simple but yet effective; “tell me and I will forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Kornelia Kuczer, Room Service Attendant to Receptionist to Reservations Manager

Through personal development programmes we are proud to have supported over 50 promotions and internal transfers over the past year!

Why work here?

The Grand Team

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01273 224367
The Grand Hotel Brighton
East Sussex
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