Bar and Events Team Member, Kick Ass Hostel, Edinburgh

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Love Travel!? Love People!? Love Edinburgh!? We have the job for you!

Kick Ass Hostels are a rapidly growing company of backpacker hostels, currently located in the centre of Edinburgh with the aim to expand to other locations soon. We are looking to recruit another Bar & Events team member to join our crew!


What we are looking for…

  • Previous barista/bar experience is preferred
  • Outgoing and lively personality
  • A strong interest in café/bar work, customer service and events
  • Delivery of outstanding customer service at all times
  • Ownership to resolve any guest requests/complaints as they arise
  • Confidence to ID patrons within age-restrictions laws & hostel policy
  • Fluent in English – additional languages will be a plus
  • Ability to maintain a proactive and positive attitude during busy environments
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and on your own
  • Knowledge of beers, wines and whisky is a plus
  • Enthusiastic about leading our daily events, including Pub Crawls, Karaoke and more
  • Punctual and presentable with excellent grooming standards.
  • Confident cash handling
  • Knowledge and confidence in Food & Hygiene Safety
  • You need to be able to legally work in the UK
  • Flexible working hours (days, evenings and weekends)


Your tasks include…

  • To work in all areas of Food and Beverage including Bar, Restaurant and Events.
  • Welcome guests in a polite and friendly manner, maintaining a welcoming atmosphere in the cafe/bar.
  • Take and deliver customer orders, consistently demonstrating high level of customer service.
  • Run evening events, including Pub Crawls, Pub Quizzes, Pool Tournaments and more. Encourage guests to participate.
  • Make a selection of lunch menu items, including soup and nachose
  • Follow cash handling procedures.
  • Up-sell products with latest departmental incentives.
  • Ensure compliance of brand standards.
  • Strive to achieve departmental targets.
  • Comply with local licensing laws
  • Comply with hostel security, fire regulations and all health and safety legislation.
  • Assist other departments wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships.


If this sounds like the role for you and you think you could be a good addition to our team, please send your CV and cover letter to for our consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you!