Vocation Leeds

Speakeasy Head Bartender Position

Vocation brewery began brewing in 2015, quickly gaining a reputation for modern hop forward beers. From small beginnings it has grown rapidly to be one of the UK’s leading independent craft breweries.

In June 2017 the brewery opened its tap room Vocation & Co. in its home Hebden Bridge. Vocation & Co. showcases, not only Vocation products, but a huge range of beers from other well respected breweries from the UK, Europe and America. With 16 Keg lines and 4 cask lines it boasts the best selection of keg beers in the local area.

Now we are bringing this to Leeds. Located near the Millennium Square in what used to Carpe Diem the new site will boast 50 lines of the best keg and cask beer out there. 

This is going to be awesome and we need good people to join us on the journey!


The Role 

The head bartender of our speakeasy within Assembly underground will work with the GM and Bar manager in all roles pertaining to the success and smooth running of the business. With our main bar in Assembly focusing on beer we would like our speakeasy to focus on spirits with a high quality range of products and a small but concise list of cocktails. The candidate will need both an experience in quality cocktails as well experience managing people. The role will at times be challenging but highly rewarding and an ability to continue to bring a positive attitude and lead staff is a must.


This role will be paid on an hourly basis based upon experience, with candidates expected to work approx. 40 hours per week on a flexible schedule.

Working with the management team day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Training and management of staff.
  • Ensuring high standards of service are met.
  • Assisting in creating cocktail list that rotate and change over time.
  • Ordering-building relationships with suppliers, ordering and stock handling.
  • Communicating with customers to a high level.
  • Liaising with the management team to assess performance and set targets for the business.
  • Receiving customer feed back and taking steps to improve the business.
  • Handling of social media across multiple platforms.
  • Ensuring the site is safe and secure at all times.
  • Meeting health and safety standards.
  • Training staff to be able to serve a range of drinks and cocktails.

 The candidate will require skills or knowledge in

  • Previous management experience in similar role.
  • A wide experience of in an environment with a large range of spirits and cocktails.
  • Creating a menu from scratch.
  • Organisation and time management.
  • Ability to train and inspire staff.
  • Being in a highly social environment.
  • A desire to grow and gain new experiences and skills.
  • Computer literacy with Word and Excel experience essential.

Non-essential but desirable skills:

  • Events experience.
  • Personal License holder.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Desire to learn more about alcohol as a whole i.e. beer.


Applications and other information:

To apply for the above position please send a cover letter and your C.V to leeds@vocationbrewery.com. All applications will be considered, and you will be contacted directly to confirm you are being considered for the role and to arrange an interview.

Closing date for applications is 12th of October 2019 with interviews to follow shortly after.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience