Operations Manager: Bar & Venue


Operations Manager: Bar & Venue

Are you self-motivated and organised with strong business instincts? Do you have the hospitality/operations experience to run a beautiful venue on the harbourside? Want to step up or re-ignite your career?

We’re looking for someone who takes pride their work and can helm a tight ship, to run our stylish cafe-bar and venue. We’re looking for someone to start ASAP, so please get in touch directly with your CV, if this sounds like the role for you.

Download the Application Pack below.


This is a fantastic opportunity to drive the success of a buzzing cultural hotspot for Bristol, and a growing business. You’ll join a special place with a friendly team and clientele, and your success will be rewarded with a generous bonus scheme.

As operations manager you will be responsible for the stylish cafe bar, venue hires & events & will play a central role across our operations.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Driving income through the cafe bar & space hire
  • Management of our riverfront building, ensuring excellent customer service & good value for money from suppliers
  • Management of operations including policies, procedures & insurances


  • Job Title: Operations Manager – Bar & Venue
  • Employment Basis: Full Time. Some evening/weekend work required.
  • Salary: £32K – £34K starting salary (dependent on experience) plus generous performance bonuses
  • Employer: Design West Trading
  • Location of Post: Design West, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA
  • Reporting to: Design West Director
  • Probationary Period: 6 months
  • Period: Permanent


  • Generous performance-related bonus scheme
  • Discount in Cafe Bar (50%)
  • Private healthcare package (after 1 year service)
  • Contributory company pension
  • Xmas party & regular socials
  • Attractive long term service benefits


To apply, email our Director with a current CV & letter of application outlining your interest in & suitability for the role. Please refer specifically to the Main Responsibilities & Person Specification sections, ensuring your letter is no longer than two pages.

EMAIL applications to anna.rutherford@designwest.org.uk

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