General Manager: Bar & Venue, The Architecture Centre


We are seeking a confident individual with strong business skills to drive the launch our new venture and be a critical part of our growing team. You will have experience in bar and operations management and enjoy working with the public to create a welcoming new home for Bristolians on the Harbourside. We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work, with a good attention to the details of success.

The Architecture Centre is a small venue undergoing a major a transformation. Building plans include creating a design-themed café & bar ‘The Architect’ on the ground floor, with a newly created small terrace by the water.

You will be responsible for setting up the bar ready for opening and driving its success.


You will be responsible for the managing the bar and play a central role across our operations (we anticipate an 80:20 split on bar versus organisational support).

Responsibilities include:

i) Management of our riverfront building and ensuring excellent customer service and good value for money from contracts.
ii) Driving income through the bar, event hire and membership.
iii) Management of operations including IT, Policies and Procedures, and Insurances.

The first priority for the role will be to support the fit out, and suppliers for our new café-bar and implement new operating systems in time for opening this summer.

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

We are looking to recruit this role ASAP and welcome early applications.

Deadline: Sunday 23 May

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