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Bar staff

JD Wetherspoon

About JD Wetherspoon

JD Wetherspoon is a pub operator. They run Wetherspoon pubs and Lloyd's No.1 Bars.

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Job description from JD Wetherspoon

Bar staff

Job Ref:

600076

Job title:

Bar staff

Pub:

The Britannia, Rowley Regis

Salary:

£11.54

Closing date:

20-05-2024

Vacancy Description:

The ideal applicants

We`re looking for fun, enthusiastic, passionate people to join our hard-working teams. We recruit for personality and, as a uk top employer with an award-winning training programme, we know that we can teach you the skills to succeed.

What`s in it for you?

We offer competitive hourly rates for all of our team members:

  • a free meal and a drink, when working
  • 20% discount on all food, drinks and hotel accommodation (for you and up to three guests), when not working
  • £1 extra per hour, for hours worked between midnight and 5.59am
  • bonus scheme - earn up to 19% of your pay
  • availability of guaranteed-hours contracts and variable-hours contracts
  • paid holiday
  • free shares (after a qualifying period)
  • loyalty reward scheme

The role

At a glance, your role is to deliver excellent customer service to make hungry and thirsty customers happy!

We open our doors early in the morning and sometimes don`t close them until late at night, so offering great flexibility of working hours.

You must be over 18 to serve alcohol; however, if you are younger, we may still have positions available for you - please search for kitchen or floor staff vacancies.

Wetherspoon promotes an inclusive working environment where everyone is welcome.

When youre at work, we want you to feel comfortable being yourself. Whatever your background, preferences or beliefs, well ensure that you have the skills and knowledge you need for a great career with us.

Read more about our bar associate role

Hours per week:

8

Monday hours:

6:00

01:00

Tuesday hours:

6:00

01:00

Wednesday hours:

6:00

01:00

Thursday hours:

6:00

01:00

Friday hours:

6:00

02:00

Saturday hours:

6:00

02:00

Sunday hours:

6:00

01:00

Job insights from Breakroom

Bar staff

Bar staff serve drinks and food to customers in pubs, restaurants and hotels

#### What you’ll do as bar staff:

  • Serve drinks and food
  • Deal with customers
  • Take payments
  • Be responsible for health and safety
  • Take orders and listen to customers

#### Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Physical activities
  • Walking
  • Wearing a uniform
  • Anti-social hours
  • Dealing with customers
  • Using a computer

Map

Old Hill, England

A map of the rough location for this vacancy

What employees say

Pay

    Needs improving
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do JD Wetherspoon pay bar associates enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    78% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do JD Wetherspoon pay bar associates market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    87% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 86 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Under 18s get paid less than everyone else

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon get paid the same regardless of age?

    No, people under the age of 18 get paid less than those above 21.

    See what JD Wetherspoon pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 18s is less than those who are over 21.

    Based on data from 261 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and June 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    43% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do JD Wetherspoon pay bar associates sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    89% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 71 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 80 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do bar associates get of their shift pattern at JD Wetherspoon?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 15% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 38% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 41% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 6% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 86 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    60% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 85 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    44% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 84 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for bar associates at JD Wetherspoon to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 150 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for bar associates to book a holiday at JD Wetherspoon?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    78% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Okay
  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do JD Wetherspoon managers change bar associates shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    52% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 73 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for bar associates to take sick leave at JD Wetherspoon?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    69% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 71 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

  • Good
  • Most students say it’s good

    Is bar associates at JD Wetherspoon job good for students?

    Most students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    83% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 115 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • Okay
  • Only some parents say it’s good

    Is working as bar associates at JD Wetherspoon good if you have caring responsibilities?

    Only some parents and carer say this is a good place to work.

    How we know this

    41% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

    Based on data from 32 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    81% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    92% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 71 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful for bar associates to work at JD Wetherspoon?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    81% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 79 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    67% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 66 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do bar associates at JD Wetherspoon recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 86 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do bar associates get enough training when they start at JD Wetherspoon?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    75% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 83 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are bar associates given support to progress at JD Wetherspoon?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 54% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 74 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Okay
  • Head office only partly understands what’s happening

    Do bar associates think JD Wetherspoon head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Some people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    63% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 72 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Good
  • Most people feel well informed by head office

    Do bar associates feel well informed about how JD Wetherspoon is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    77% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 79 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2023 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at JD Wetherspoon

What JD Wetherspoon employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Depending on the location, the people are top notch.

    There's a lot of training in place, it's a simple job which as long as you try, you can pick up.

    The benefits are good

    The pay is good for the job.

    Worst thing

    The hours are often anti-social.

    Closing shifts often over-run in short-staffed pubs, meaning you will often work an extra 1/2 hours (paid) well into the early hours of the morning.

    Customers are often rude

    The quantity of work is a lot.

    You pick up a lot of bad habits. The majority of staff have either picked up smoking, or have seriously increased drinking habits beyond healthy levels

    7.1

    JD Wetherspoon Kitchen staff, June 2024

  • Best thing

    The customers and co workers are generally nice to me. The job keeps me active and helps me with my social anxiety and its a job i co operate with well.

    Worst thing

    The stress when i have a lot to do at once especially serving customers.

    7.1

    JD Wetherspoon Bar associate, May 2024

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  • Best thing

    Some of the people I work with

    Worst thing

    Being left on my own for a few hours and that

    5.5

    JD Wetherspoon Kitchen assistant, May 2024

  • Best thing

    Lots of hours, good pay, bonuses

    Worst thing

    Minimal training, expected to know the ins and outs within a few weeks. Pretty much all staff do is go out drinking and aren’t my kind of company.

    5.5

    JD Wetherspoon Kitchen associate, April 2024

  • Best thing

    At my pub the team is really lovely, the free meals on shift are great (especially as a uni student!)

    Worst thing

    I think we aren’t paid enough

    5.5

    JD Wetherspoon Bar associate, April 2024

  • Best thing

    Working with a great team

    Worst thing

    Never having enough team to do everything in time always over worked

    7.3

    JD Wetherspoon Kitchen associate, March 2024

  • Best thing

    You are kept plenty busy, the customers, discount

    Worst thing

    Long hours, the customers

    5.5

    JD Wetherspoon Bar associate, February 2024

  • Best thing

    People I work with, the regulars are usually lovely & pay is okay

    Worst thing

    spoke to badly, stressful & hard work

    6.8

    JD Wetherspoon Bar associate, January 2024

  • Best thing

    Easy to travel to

    Worst thing

    The pay and it’s stressful at times

    5.5

    JD Wetherspoon Floor staff, January 2024

  • Best thing

    Good team atmosphere
    Not stuck in an office

    Worst thing

    Sometimes angry/aggressive customers
    Head office set unrealistic targets sometimes

    6.6

    JD Wetherspoon Employee, December 2023

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