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Careers

Vacancies: 

General Manager

Head Bartender / Bar Manager

Bartenders

Why Join Chalk? 

The Highlights....

Join us for a unique, once in a life-time opportunity to be a part of the founding team of a new and unique wine and cocktail bar concept.

Industry-leading rates of pay with all service charges returned to staff; plus the opportunity to earn shares in the company.

Chalk is well positioned to be a lively local neighbourhood (and, in time, a destination) bar housed in an iconic building on Duke Street in Richmond (initially, with the view to opening additional branches in similar boroughs such as Fulham, Putney and Wimbledon).

We may be relatively new to the party but we are ambitious and are backed by a small but impressive group of angel investors, all successful hospitality entrepreneurs themselves.

Join us now and you will have the opportunity to be part of the Chalk journey right from the beginning. To work in a fun, growing company with big ambitions where you'll learn loads and work with the best ingredients and natural wines.

if you have the energy, enthusiasm and eye for detail we are looking for and are excited by launching a fulfilling new venture with massive potential please forward your CV to adam@chalkbar.co.uk

 

What we are about...

Chalk is a new innovative forward-thinking wine & cocktail bar, pushing boundaries, perception of flavour and innovation of drinks.

Chalk is all about interesting and unique flavours, with a focus on natural wines from small artisan producers and innovative cocktails that go beyond the obvious.

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who loves wine and is interested in learning about natural wine in particular. Someone who is interested in creating innovative cocktails and wants to push themselves to learn about new ingredients, using different techniques to delight our guests.

The benefits.....

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team and so remuneration and rewards are excellent for the right candidates:

  • Competitive salaries (experience / skills / talent dependent);

  • Stock options in the company after 6 months service;

  • 28 days holiday

  • Pension Scheme

  • Comprehensive in house and external training;

  • Fantastic opportunities for career growth and development;

  • Birthday as paid day off;

  • Discounts on food & drink;

  • Free drink after shifts.

if you have the energy, enthusiasm and eye for detail we are looking for and are excited by launching a fulfilling new venture with massive potential please forward your CV to adam@chalkbar.co.uk

Vacancies: 

General Manager

Head Bartender / Bar Manager

Bartenders

General Manager

We are looking for an experienced General Manager with extensive experience in hospitality (at least 10+ years) and with experience of setting up new bars / restaurants. We would love for you to have a genuine motivation to grow with us as part of the Chalk family. Our ideal candidate would be ambitious for themselves and for what they can achieve – the career progression and long-term prospects (and rewards) of this role are rare and unique and so your love for hospitality should really shine.

You should have exceptional people skills as a warm and welcoming host, have super high standar of service and the ability to help to get the best out of a small team with great potential. A passion / interest in (natural) wine is a bonus, but not a must – you will receive training as part of this role.

Typical job responsibilities will include:

This is an early-stage venture and so we are looking for someone who, in addition to helping us set up the bar and managing the bar and general operations, is willing to jump in the trenches and work shifts behind the bar (mostly to supervise others and to maintain high standards of quality)- this would include the later shifts. Once we have achieved profitability and recruited a full team, there will be more flexibility in hours worked (shared with the rest of the team).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing the bar, making and serving high quality drinks and generally hosting our guests;

  • Recruiting, training and supervising staff

  • Budgeting, overseeing stock levels and managing staff rotas

  • Ensuring compliance with licensing, hygiene and health and safety

    legislation/guidelines

  • Handling guest enquiries and complaints

  • Problem solving

  • Preparing and presenting staffing/sales reports

  • Assessing and improving profitability

  • Setting targets

  • Handling administration and paperwork

  • Liaising with guests, employees, suppliers, licensing authorities and sales

    representatives

  • Making improvements to the running of the business and developing the bar.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Passion for all things hospitality and an in-depth knowledge of the industry

  • Strives for excellence and consistency

  • Ability to run a busy drinks service and work under pressure;

  • Experience / interest in innovative and new ways of making cocktails with interesting

    ingredients;

  • Adventurous -- with a wiliness to experiment and try new things;

  • Ability to curate an excellent drinks list;

  • Knowledgeable about wine (ideally natural wine);

  • The ability to lead a team by example, attitude, self-motivated – adopting a hands-on, can-do, nothing-is-too-much approach;

  • The ability to maintain effective systems, processes and brand standards;

  • Great communication skills and displays a willingness to learn, as well as inspiring

    new ideas;

  • Ambition and drive to grow yourself and our business.

if you have the energy, enthusiasm and eye for detail we are looking for and are excited by launching a fulfilling new venture with massive potential please forward your CV to adam@chalkbar.co.uk

Head Bartender / Bar Manager

We are looking for an experienced Head Bartender with extensive experience in a cocktail and / or wine bar (at least 3+ years) in a senior position (preferred). You will have a genuine motivation to grow with us as part of the Chalk family.  You will be ambitious for yourself and for what you can achieve – the career progression and long-term prospects (and rewards) of this role are rare and unique and so your love for hospitality should really shine.

 

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who loves wine and is interested in learning about natural wine in particular. Someone who is interested in creating innovative cocktails and wants to push themselves to learn about new ingredients, using different techniques to delight our guests.  This role suits someone who enjoys having free range to be creative as well as have the responsibilities of a bar manager and a small team.

 

You will have exceptional people skills as a warm and welcoming host, have super high standards of service and the ability to help to get the best out of a small team with great potential. A passion / interest in (natural) wine is a bonus, but not a must – you will receive training as part of this role.

 

This is an early-stage venture and so we are looking for someone who is willing to jump in the trenches and help out where possible, as well as work shifts behind the bar and serving our guests.

 

Our ideal candidate:

 

  • Ability to run a busy drinks service and work under pressure;

  • Experience / interest in innovative and new ways of making cocktails with interesting ingredients;

  • Adventurous -- with a wiliness to experiment and try new things;

  • Ability to curate an excellent drinks list;

  • Knowledgeable about wine (ideally natural wine);

  • The ability to lead a team by example, attitude, self-motivated – adopting a hands-on, can-do, nothing-is-too-much approach;

  • The ability to maintain effective systems, processes and brand standards;

  • Great communication skills and displays a willingness to learn, as well as inspiring new ideas;

  • Ambition

if you have the energy, enthusiasm and eye for detail we are looking for and are excited by launching a fulfilling new venture with massive potential please forward your CV to adam@chalkbar.co.uk

Bartenders

 

We are looking for a number of bartenders with experience in a cocktail and / or wine bar. 

 

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who loves wine and is interested in learning about natural wine in particular. Someone who is interested in creating innovative cocktails and wants to push themselves to learn about new ingredients, using different techniques to delight our guests. 

 

You will have great people skills as a warm and welcoming host, have high standards of service and the ability to help to get the best out of a small team with great potential. A passion / interest in (natural) wine is a bonus, but not a must – you will receive training as part of this role.

 

This is an early-stage venture and so we are looking for someone who is willing to jump in the trenches and help out where possible, as well as work shifts behind the bar and serving our guests.

 

Our ideal candidate:

 

  • Ability to run a busy drinks service and work under pressure;

  • Interest in innovative and new ways of making cocktails with interesting ingredients;

  • Adventurous -- with a wiliness to experiment and try new things;

  • Great communication skills and displays a willingness to learn, as well as inspiring new ideas;

  • Ambition and drive to grow yourself and our business.

  • and drive to grow yourself and our business.

if you have the energy, enthusiasm and eye for detail we are looking for and are excited by launching a fulfilling new venture with massive potential please forward your CV to adam@chalkbar.co.uk