Student Bar Assistant

Closed 30/08/2021

This position is open to current Leeds Beckett students only.

Job Title

Student Bar Assistant


Commercial Services

Rate of Pay

£8.36 per hour (18+) - £8.91 per hour (23+)

Hours of Work



W/c 6th September 2021

Training Day

17th September 2021

Start Date

Mid-September 2021 (however, please note there may be an opportunity to work some events earlier in September)


City & Headingley Campus

Role Overview

Working for Leeds Beckett Student’s Union behind the bars is a fantastic job, a great opportunity to develop your character, meet new people and widen your skills. If it’s live music you like, events or general day to day excitement then you’re in the right place. The bars fall under the commercial side of the Students’ Union and help generate much-needed income to run its core services, they are a great central hub for meeting others and representing the face of the union. Are you passionate, enthusiastic, great with people, outgoing and willing to work hard? Why not apply!

The role consists of serving soft drinks and alcoholic beverages behind the bar, serving Starbucks coffees, Frappuccinos and custom orders to a high standard, as well as washing up, taking meals to customers, stocking fridges, general housekeeping and manual handing. All of the above must be done to the highest of standards (friendly and proactive) and in line with the Mystery Shopper standards and expectations (full training provided).

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Leeds Beckett students to work within the Commercial team to provide an exceptional customer service to the valued customers of Leeds Beckett University and the wider audience. We are looking for candidates who are confident, a team player and willing to get involved to work towards the Union’s shared goal of ‘Making Students’ Lives Better’.

Interview/Recruitment Process

  • You must be available to attend a training day on 17 September 2021
  • You must be a Leeds Beckett student to apply.
  • You must be over 18 years of age to apply
  • Most shifts will take place during the day, however there will be opportunities to work evening events and gigs at points during the year.


Inclusivity is a core value at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union and this is applied throughout our organisation, including at the recruitment stage. As such, we welcome applications from those who are currently underrepresented within our organisation, such as people with disabilities, black and minority ethnic groups and LGBTQ* including Trans and non-binary people. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specifications

  • Excellent customer care and communication skills
  • Ability to work under your own initiative and consult when necessary
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a team
  • Experience of working in a busy/demanding environment (D)
  • Experience of working in a bar setting (D)
  • Excellent verbal and listening skills
  • Personal drive and positive attitude

Common Requirements for all Students’ Union Posts

  • To work within the framework of the Union’s Articles, Byelaws and Policies, ensuring that your work furthers the Union’s core values and objectives.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to the Union’s Equal Opportunities Policy, together with an understanding of how it operates within the responsibilities of the post.
  • To undertake Health & Safety duties and responsibilities appropriate to the post, at all times having regard to your own and others health and safety.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to the Union’s Environmental Policy and to have regard for it at all times.
  • To provide excellent customer and client care in dealings with students, staff, the University and members of the public.
  • To contribute to the development of a professional working and learning environment within the Union.
  • To have a commitment to your own development and a willingness to undertake relevant training opportunities.
  • To have a flexible work approach in order to meet deadlines.
  • To perform such reasonable duties consistent with the post and as required by the Chief Executive