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Bar Manager

Listed by LSE Students' Union


Application deadline: Wed 05 Oct 2022 12:00
For more information about the role, please see the job description and person specification




45 hours per week during active term time (26 weeks per year) and 30 hours per week for the remaining 26 weeks outside of active term time


Mon 17 Oct 2022 Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on Monday 17 October. If you are unable to make these dates, please let us know in the ‘notes’ section of the application portal.


Who we are

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen.

Founded in 1897, LSE Students' Union is one of the oldest Students' Unions in the UK. and is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  Like other Students' Unions, it also funds and facilitates student activities of campus, including societies, sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Bar Manager to join the team and oversee the running of our licensed spaces, including a new, exciting, mobile coffee cart.

The Bar Manager will be responsible for growing and maintaining the bar as a vibrant social hub for LSE’s student community, With this in mind, the Bar Manager should have a good understanding of emergent trends across the hospitality sector, especially amongst younger people.

As the Bar Manager, you will work with closely with the Entertainment & Events Manager to deliver a diverse, exciting and unique programme of entertainment and events throughout the year.

As the named Designated Premises Supervisor, the Bar Manager will duty manage a variety of events - anywhere from large-capacity club nights to small-scale pop-ups, ensuring that all regulatory compliance is held to an exacting standard and guaranteeing a safe environment for everyone.


Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces. In our annual staff engagement survey, 95% of staff said they would recommend LSESU as a place to work. We hope that encourages you to apply.


Benefits and Perks

  • 25 days holidays per year
  • Additional closure periods at Christmas and Easter
  • Free LSE Students’ Union gym membership, advice from dedicated professionals, with a wide range of activities including yoga classes, dance classes, Pilates classes
  • Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
  • Access to LSE staff training courses
  • Ability to purchase TOTUM (NUS) card giving wide range of discounts
  • Flexibility for work-life balance
  • Interest free Travel loan
  • 10% café discount
  • Free eye exams
  • Employee Assistance Program - external consultants providing advice and counselling on a broad range of issue

Want to apply?

Please follow this link and follow the instructions to apply. We ask you to prepare and upload three documents:

  1. Covering Letter
  2. CV
  3. Equal Opportunities Form. 

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we will only share your covering letter with the shortlisting committee. Please do not include any personal information, such as your name or contact details in this letter. If you are selected for an interview, we will then share your CV with the interview panel. 

In your cover letter, please address the following three questions:

  • Paying particular attention to the job description and person specification, please tell us why you believe you are most suitable for this role. Please illustrate your response with relevant experience and achievements from your career and how this will benefit LSESU. 
  • How would your approach to the role ensure financial success whilst maintaining a strong, student-focused service of excellence?
  • How will you ensure you effectively manage competing priorities during busy periods of the academic year?

For more information about the role, please see the job description and person specification

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact Johnnie Padilla at


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